Chenai Chair is a digital policy and gender expert with extensive experience in work that is focused on understanding the impact of technology in society in order to better public interest in policy.
As a 2019/2020 Mozilla Tech Policy fellow, her project focuses on assessing the adequacy of data protection and privacy regulation in Africa. Keeping in line with her objectives as a feminist researcher, her work centres on gender and data justice perspectives.
The project will contribute to framing the impact of innovating technology on the human rights of African citizens, particularly at the intersection of technology and policy. It will also lead to insights on achieving a healthier internet by filling a critical knowledge gap that exists at the intersection of technology and policy in relation to data governance in Africa.
Chenai’s previous work has included research on ICT access and use issues from a youth perspective, net neutrality and zero rating and unpacking the gendered digital divide through a feminist perspective. She has supported organisations working on understanding digital ID issues in Zimbabwe and occasionally writes for GenderIT on her experiences as a feminist researcher.
Chenai is currently a special advisor on Africa Innovation at Mozilla foundation.