Anri van der Spuy is an independent consultant who works on a range of Internet governance and ICT for development challenges. Her recent work includes mapping gender and ICTs (including women and access, women’s rights and ICTs, and women’s participation in the production of ICTs); studying the evolution of multistakeholder participation in Internet governance and developing policy recommendations for more inclusive Internet policymaking; and developing tangible stakeholder recommendations for overcoming digital gender divides. In addition to work with RIA, Anri’s recent and ongoing projects in the field include work for UNESCO, the UN Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the Internet Society, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), GSMA, ICANN, ict Development Associates ltd, and Freedom House.
Anri is an admitted attorney and holds an MSc in Media in Communications Governance (with distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (UK), where she also worked with the LSE Media Policy Project. Before working as an attorney, she attended the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), where she obtained an MPhil in Media, Democracy and Development (cum laude), a BPhil in Journalism, and an LLB (law) degree.