Keynote speakers

Goodluck Jonathan

Former President of Nigeria, Chairman of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, Member of the Kofi Annan Foundation Electoral Integrity Initiative Senior Panel

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Graça Machel

International advocate for women’s and children’s rights; former freedom fighter and first Education Minister of Mozambique

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Elhadj As Sy

Former Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

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Jane Marriot

British High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya

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Prof. Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba

Advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanganyika. Founder of the PLO Lumumba Foundation and a Consultant at Lumumba & Lumumba Advocates

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Martha Karua

Leader of the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) - KENYA

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Aden Omar Abdikadir

Member of the East African Legislative Assembly - KENYA

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Khushbu Agrawal

Programme Officer-Political Participation and Representation, international IDEA

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Passy Amayo

Programme Manager, SID - KENYA

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Abdullahi Boru

Senior Officer Policy and Advocacy-Africa at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Nicholas Cheeseman

Professor of Democracy, University of Birmingham Fellow of the Institute for Global Innovation - UK

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Siddharth Chatterjee

United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator for Kenya

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Donald Deya

CEO, Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) - TANZANIA

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Comfort Ero

Africa Program Director, International Crisis Group KENYA

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Aidan Eyakuze

Executive Director of Twaweza East Africa

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John Githongo

CEO, Inuka Trust - KENYA

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Akua Gyekye

Regional Program Manager EMEA, Africa and MENA Elections, FACEBOOK

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Ndugwa Hassan

Extremely Together Young Leader & Co Founder of Uganda Muslim Youth Development Forum - UGANDA

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Zitto Zuberi Kabwe

Party Leader of Alliance for Change & Transparency Wazalendo (ACT Wazalendo)-TANZANIA

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Brian Tamuka Kagoro

Director Programme Support Division, Africa Regional Office (AfRO), Open Society Foundation (OSF) - ZIMBABWE/SOUTH AFRICA / KENYA

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Fatma Karume

Former Head, IMMA advocates - TANZANIA

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Eddie Kayinda

Programs - Political Financing and Civic Engagement, Alliance for Campaign Finance Monitoring (ACFIM) - UGANDA

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Seema Kiran Shah

Expert, Electoral Integrity, Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) - KENYA

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Kifefe Kizza-Besigye

Political and Human Rights Activist - UGANDA

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Tundu Lissu

Chief Legal Officer of CHADEMA and Former Member of Parliament for Singida East constituency - TANZANIA

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Maurice MakOloo

Director, Eastern Africa, Ford Foundation - KENYA

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Maxence Melo

Digital Rights Advocate and Executive Director, Jamii Forums -TANZANIA

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Arthur Muliro

Deputy Managing Director at the International Secretariat of the Society for International Development (SID) - ITALY

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Mshai Mwangola

Researcher, African Leadership Centre - KENYA

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Joyce Nyairo

Independent Researcher - KENYA

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Shuvai Nyoni

Director African Leadership Centre - KENYA

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Oby Obyerodhyambo

Director: Strategy Development and Operations, HAOSSAR Ltd. - KENYA

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Leonard Okello

CEO, The Uhuru Institute - UGANDA

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Ory Okolloh

Former Managing Director Omidyar Network and Luminate Group in Africa - & KACEDDA Commissioner - KENYA

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Dickson Omondi

Regional Director for Southern and East Africa, National Democratic Institute (NDI) - KENYA

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Charles Onyango-Obbo

Journalist and Writer Curator "Wall of Great Africans" Africapedia Limited - KENYA

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Willice Onyango

CEO-The Youth Café - KENYA

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Gladwell Otieno

Executive Director of the Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) - KENYA

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Abubakar Zein Abubakar

Founding Directors, Orature Collective - KENYA

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Sébastien F. W. Brack

Head of Programme Elections and Democracy, Kofi Annan Foundation - SWITZERLAND

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Other speakers will be confirmed shortly.