Evelyn Namara speaker of ais 2018 in dakar

Evelyn works with the Internet Society as the Policy Outreach Fellow, In her role she works closely on issues related to human rights and access. She’s also involved in the Community Networks and Internet Governance campaign work at the Internet Society.

 

Evelyn founded Vouch Digital a technology start-up using data and digital payments to transform cash-based programs in Uganda and beyond.  The Company’s flagship product; The M-Voucher (Mobile Voucher) system has been used by large development agencies to manage the distribution of agricultural products across Uganda.

 

M-Voucher is a 2016 World Summit Award winning product in the category of fighting poverty, hunger and disease. The product also won at the Uganda Communications Commission’s ACIA awards 2017 in the ICT for development category as well as at the MTN Innovation Awards 2017, winning in the Best Agriculture product category. Evelyn also won the prestigious outstanding woman in Innovation awards at the MTN Innovation Awards.

 

Evelyn is an Anita Borg ABIE Change Agent Award winner – 2012; recognized for her role in empowering women and girls in technology. She also sits on the Change Agent ABIE Award selection committee as the current chair of the committee.

 

Evelyn is an Acumen East Africa fellow as well as an IDEX fellow and spent six months in India as part of the fellowship program working for an education technology social enterprise start-up building a chain of after school learning centers across Bangalore and Kolkata.

 

Evelyn is greatly interested in Internet governance work especially in understanding the impact of Internet Governance in attaining the sustainable development goals.

 

She has a Bsc. in Computer Science from Makerere University in Uganda as well as many IT industry certifications.

 

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