Dr. Chango is a researcher and a consultant in ICT4D, Internet governance and Digital policy. With more than 20 years of experience, he has consulted with organizations including the African Union Commission, UNESCO, IDRC, OSIWA, NEPAD, UNECA, APC, Hivos, etc. Till last June (2020) he was one of the founding Trustees for Sovrin Foundation which has been a pioneer on Self-Sovereign Identity, providing governance guidance and frameworks to an effort to build a digital identity public utility infrastructure using emerging technologies such as decentralized identifiers, verifiable credentials and blockchain. Furthermore, he is particularly enthusiastic about helping African countries develop a truly digital economy while addressing related societal challenges, through inclusive, evidence-based and enabling policy.
Founder of DIGILEXIS Consulting, he is an active participant in global spaces of Internet governance policy discussions such as ICANN and the UN’s Internet Governance Forum. Mawaki speaks English, French and Portuguese, and has a PhD in Information Science and Technology from Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York). MyData 2020 is his first.