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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
|stakeholdergroup=End User, Technical Community
|email=skiden[at]gmail[dot]com <br /> sarahk[at]mozillafoundation[dot]org<br /> sarah[at]isoc[dot]ug
'''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 [ (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 [ 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>[], Retrieved 10 May 2020.</ref> Previously, Sarah was a [ 2017/2018 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow]<ref>2017/2018 [ Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows], Retrieved 12 April 2018.</ref>, hosted by [ Research ICT Africa] (RIA) in Cape Town, South Africa. She is working worked on an [ Internet measurements project]<ref>[ Africa Internet measurements],; 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">[ Sarah Kiden], Retrieved 2016 March 8.</ref><ref>[ Mothers of the Internet],; Retrieved 12 April 2018</ref>.
She has also contributed to capacity building initiatives at the [ 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 [ DiploFoundation]. She was selected as an [[ICANN Fellow]] for [[ICANN 51]] in Los Angeles.<ref>[ ICANN Fellows Announced for ICANN 51] ''''; 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. [ 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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