Media Democracy Fund Fellow


RIA’s newest Ford Foundation Media Democracy Fund technology exchange fellow, Oarabile Mudongo, will explore governance and ethics around AI readiness in Africa and research new models of data governance. Through his research, Oarabile will be interrogating the use of Artificial Intelligence and algorithmic bias to inform public policy, create an environment where digital technologies and the internet have a long-term, positive impact on society.

Oarabile holds a Bachelors (Honours) degree in Computing from Teesside University. Most recently, he attended the AI development workshop hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School to support community-based researchers who are assessing the social impacts of AI. He has also attended the Citizen Lab Summer Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.

By Oarabile Mudongo