Diana Nyakundi is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a researcher with an insatiable curiosity for Artificial Intelligence Policy for Africa. She has previously worked with the Lawyers Hub as a Tech Policy Fellow researching, writing, and championing AI in Africa. She also worked with the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Policy (CAIDP) under a fellowship and certification programme as a research fellow where she conducted AI Policy analysis, research, evaluation, and recommendation with a focus on topics such as AI History, AI Issues and Institutions, AI Regulation, and Research Methods. She also co-authored, and analysed AI policies, identified significant AI policy news, drafted AI policy statements for national governments and international organisations, and examined emerging AI trends. On completion of the fellowship, she was certified as an Artificial Intelligence Policy Analyst. Ms. Nyakundi has varied experiences within the legal field. She has worked with Gikera and Vadgama Advocates (GVA) as a trainee advocate and the Safaricom Investment Co-operative (SIC) as a legal assistant.
Diana Nyakundi is a travel junkie, a dancer, and a voracious learner actively building her interest in tech policy and working towards her ultimate goal of being at the forefront of the creation of policies that champion for transparent, ethical, and responsible use of AI in Africa.