Mentor Ida Ng'ang'a is the former Chairman, Membership & Outreach for Kenya, for the Internet Society. She was elected in September 2016, the first woman to hold this position. She is currently Africa Code Ambassador for the ACW Program by UNESCO/SAP and Cape Town Science Centre. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and has vowed to make internet opportunities, digital learning, computer programming and mobile application development skills accessible to as many youth and women as possible. She is the Founder of Fem-Hub Africa, a centre of excellence for women’s innovations.
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She is also the Founder of the Global Network of Young Women Leaders which has members in over 70 countries and
the Association of Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs. She is on the UN Women Young Women's Leadership Taskforce and Youth4Gender team led by Ravi Karkara in New York, as well as Women@Facebook Roundtable. She was recognized by Mara Foundation and the United Nations on International Women's Day (Prolific Woman, 2015) for mentoring in Africa.
She is the winner of the African Leadership Top Award 'Outstanding Mentor' 2016, Internet Society African Fellow 2017, African Internet of Things Innovator 2018, amongst other recognitions.
Other: Harvard Business School – Executive Development
'''Occupation''': Director/Consultant - Regional Consortium for Development
'''Interest areas''': ICT Regulation, Policy Development, Internet Governance, Youth, Gender & Digital Innovation, IoT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Block chain
The 2016 winner of the African Leadership Top Award 'Outstanding Mentor', Ida Ng'ang'a, champions Sustainable Development initiatives, provides technical expertise, and connects partners and funders to aid this process, for the Regional Consortium of Experts for Development (RCD Africa). FOCUS: Policy, Sustainability, Digitalization, Emerging technology, Employee development, Gender mainstreaming, Youth/women upskilling. She acts as consulting advisor to government, NGOs, civil society & private sector.
She has represented Kenya and Africa in numerous regional and global conferences that include, State of the Union Consultation in Rwanda, African Union High Level Dialogue in Senegal, UN Financing for Development in Ethiopia, Tana Forum on Peace & Security in Africa on invitation by the Chair and former president of Nigeria H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, the 1<sup>st</sup> Global Forum on Youth Policies in Azerbaijan, the 2<sup>nd</sup> World Human Rights Forum in Morocco, Online Protection & Safety at the 2015 ECOSOC Forum at the UN Headquarters in New York and the 2015 Open Square Summit on Digital Education and Violence Prevention in Washington DC, USA.