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Sarah Kiden

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|organization=University of Dundee and Mozilla Foundation (Hosted by Research ICT Africa)|jobtitle=Ford-Mozilla Open Web Marie Curie Research Fellow
|gender=Female
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|affiliation=ALAC
|email=skiden[at]gmail[dot]com <br /> sarahk[at]mozillafoundation[dot]org<br /> sarah[at]isoc[dot]ug
|facebook=https://www.facebook.com/sskiden
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|Twitter=@MsKiden
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'''Sarah Kiden''' is a technologist and researcher, passionate about open source solutions, Internet Policy and public interest technology. She is a Marie Curie Research Fellow on Open Design of Trusted Things [https://opendott.org/ (OpenDoTT)], a joint PhD programme between the University of Dundee and Mozilla, exploring how to build a more open, secure, and trustworthy Internet of Things (IoT). Her [https://github.com/MsKiden/OpenDoTT-communities project] explores possibilities for smaller-scale local IoT technology and how communities and neighbourhoods can be supported in making the best use of them. <ref>[https://opendott.org/team/], OpenDoTT.org. Retrieved 10 May 2020.</ref> Previously, Sarah was a [https://advocacy.mozilla.org/en-US/open-web-fellows/fellows2017 2017/2018 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow]<ref>2017/2018 [https://advocacy.mozilla.org/en-US/open-web-fellows/fellows2017 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows], Mozilla.org. Retrieved 12 April 2018.</ref>, hosted by [https://researchictafrica.net/ Research ICT Africa] (RIA) in Cape Town, South Africa. She is working worked on an [https://github.com/MsKiden/africa-internet-measurements Internet measurements project]<ref>[https://github.com/MsKiden/africa-internet-measurements Africa Internet measurements], Github.com; Retrieved 12 April 2018</ref>, focusing on broadband performance, Internet peering and users behavior in Africa. Prior to this, she led the systems team at Uganda Christian University as the Head of Systems, and was a Web & eLearning Administrator before that<ref name="linkedin">[http://ug.linkedin.com/pub/sarah-kiden/29/2b0/294 Sarah Kiden], LinkedIn.com. Retrieved 2016 March 8.</ref><ref>[https://icannwiki.org/Mothers_of_the_Internet Mothers of the Internet], ICANNWiki.org; Retrieved 12 April 2018</ref>.
She has also contributed to capacity building initiatives at the [https://renu.ac.ug/ Research and Education Network for Uganda] (RENU), training network and system engineers on aspects like campus network design, network monitoring and system security.
KidenSarah's first [[ICANN]] meeting was [[ICANN 47]] in Durban, South Africa. She is involved with [[ICANN]] through [[ISOC]]<ref name="interview">ICANNWiki Interview, July 2013.</ref>, though her entry into Internet governance was through [https://www.diplomacy.edu/ DiploFoundation]. She was selected as an [[ICANN Fellow]] for [[ICANN 51]] in Los Angeles.<ref>[https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-18-en ICANN Fellows Announced for ICANN 51] ''ICANN.org''; Retrieved 21 July 2014</ref> She has additionally attended ICANN 50 in London, United Kingdom and ICANN 55 in Marrakech, Morocco and other ICANN meetings. She is currently involved with the At-Large Community and is the AFRALO Secretariat. [https://atlarge.icann.org/ralos/afralo AFRALO] is the African Regional At-Large Organisation.
Kiden Sarah holds an MSc in Information Systems and BSc in Information Technology.
== Other interests ==
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