Meet Our New Gender Lead and Legal Fellow

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KICTANet is pleased to announce the appointment of Cherie Adhiambo Oyier as
Program Officer, Women’s Digital Rights and Linda Gichohi as a Legal
Fellow/Program Assistant for Data Protection Monitoring Policies.

They are joining us in advancing the network’s guiding philosophy of
encouraging synergies for ICT policy-related activities and initiatives.

Cherie Adhiambo Oyier is a lawyer and the founder of Oyier and Company
Advocates, a firm that specializes in data protection, privacy, AI, cyber
security, and digital rights. She has extensive experience in research,
compliance advisory, and dispute resolution in the digital space. She has
also collaborated with various organizations to conduct research and shape
digital rights policies in Kenya. She is a seasoned speaker and presenter
on topics related to digital rights, privacy, and AI at various prestigious
forums. She has also served as a fellow at the Center for Artificial
Intelligence and Digital Policy.

Linda Gichohi is a lawyer, data protection consultant, digital rights
enthusiast, legal tech expert, and certified professional mediator. She is
the founder of the Advocacy and Awareness Centre Africa (AAC Africa)
Initiative, a platform that promotes digital rights, gender equality, and
social justice. She is also the digital ambassador of Cyber221, a
Senegal-based organization that raises awareness on cybersecurity, child
online protection, privacy, and digital rights. She has extensive
experience and expertise in the intersection of technology, gender, and the
law. She is a member of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group Committee of
the Kenya Youth Internet Governance Forum, a legal fellow of the Kenya ICT
Action Network, and an SDG advocate.

Both Cherie and Linda have impressive academic backgrounds and have
completed courses on data protection, internet governance, and artificial
intelligence from reputable institutions. They are also affiliated with
various organizations and networks that share their passion and vision for
the digital realm.

We are delighted to welcome Cherie and Linda to the KICTANet family and
look forward to working with them to advance the network’s objectives and
activities. We are confident that they will bring their valuable skills,
knowledge, and experience to the network and contribute to its growth and