Rebecca Ryakitimbo

Rebecca is a techie, writer and researcher. She is currently a community engagement fellow at Mozilla, working towards building an open voice dataset in Kiswahili to promote voice technology. She is working on establishing and supporting diverse Kiswahili language and tech communities along axes of gender, age, regional origin, accent and vernacular usage towards building an open voice dataset in Kiswahili. Before joining Mozilla, Rebecca has been an Internet Society fellow, an Afrisig fellow, a Google Policy fellow, a national geographic explorer and a digital rights program officer at Paradigm Initiative. Rebecca is  an enthusiast of digital inclusion and the founder of the first women SIG "Arusha women school of Internet governance”.