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{{People
|organization=Mozilla Foundation (Hosted by Research ICT Africa)
|jobtitle=Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow
|gender=Female
|region=Africa
|country=Uganda
|stakeholdergroup=End User, Technical Community
|affiliation=ALAC
|email=skiden[at]gmail[dot]com <br /> sarahk[at]mozillafoundation[dot]org
|facebook=https://www.facebook.com/sskiden
|linkedin=http://ug.linkedin.com/pub/sarah-kiden/29/2b0/294
|twitter=MsKiden
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|portrait=Sarah-Kiden_Portrait-2013.jpg
|caricature=Sarah-Kiden_Caricature-2013.jpg
|organisation=Mozilla Foundation (Hosted by Research ICT Africa)
|stakeholder group=At-Large Advisory Committee
|region=Africa
|country=Uganda
|email=skiden[at]gmail[dot]com or sarahk[at]mozillafoundation[dot]org
|linkedin=http://ug.linkedin.com/pub/sarah-kiden/29/2b0/294
|Facebook=facebook.com/sskiden
|Twitter=@MsKiden
|userbox={{UBX-CARD51}}
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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 [https://advocacy.mozilla.org/en-US/open-web-fellows/fellows2017 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 on an 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.
Kiden's first [[ICANN]] meeting was [[ICANN 47]] in Durban. 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 all other ICANN meetings after that. 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 holds an MSc in Information Systems and BSc in Information Technology.
 
== Other interests ==
Safari drives and nature walks.
 
== References ==
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