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Founder and co-founder at KsGEN in Tanzania and Core23lab in DRC-Congo
REBECCA RYAKITIMBO MWIMBI
Hi ,My name is Rebecca, a techie, writer, researcher, and a lover of nature.she is currently a MANRS fellow and a Mozilla fellow.Her work has been on leveraging technology solutions to solve community challenges including engagement in digital policies. She has been an Internet Society fellow, and a Google Policy fellow, among other fellowships. One of the Co-founders of Digital Grassroots, she has worked as a project team member with Kondoa community network in using TV white spaces technology to bring Internet connectivity to rural communities. She serves as the Principle Investigator for WildNET through Kuza STEAM Generation, a youth organization. WildNET is a National Geographic-funded project that will deploy community wireless networks and monitoring systems with the aim to monitor ecosystem health via citizen science.
2022
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Fellowships and awards
2021 to date
Mozilla Fellow
2020 to date
National Geographic Explorer
2020-2021
MANRS Policy Fellow 
2020
Digital Rights Program Officer East Africa at Paradigm Initiative 
2018-2019
Google Policy Fellow at Paradigm Initiative 
2018
AFRISIG Fellow 
2018
UPROAR  Fellow 
2017
ISOC Youth@IGF Fellow 
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REBECCA RYAKITIMBO MWIMBI
Rebecca is a techie,writer and researcher.She will be working towards building an open voice dataset in Kiswahili to promote voice tech.