Bulanda Tapiwa Nkhowani is a writer, researcher and public policy enthusiast with a focus on technology, digital rights, internet governance and digital inclusion. She is actively involved in internet policy forums and discussions at all levels and is a co-convenor of the Zambia Internet Governance Forum (Zambia IGF) and an Africa School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) Alumni. Bulanda holds a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Media Studies and Sociology from the University of Namibia.
Bulanda first joined Paradigm Initiative as a Google Policy Fellow and transitioned into a Program Officer leading the advocacy work in Southern Africa.
Her work focuses on research, coalition building, capacity building, donor, stakeholder and media relations, and direct policy intervention on digital rights, technology policy and broader internet governance themes. Bulanda is a regular contributor to the Guardian Newspaper (Nigeria) and is passionate about Africa’s development and human rights in the digital era. She spends her time exploring how technology and the internet can be leveraged to enhance livelihoods on the continent, particularly for the youth and women.