Mawaki Chango, Ph.d.
A researcher bridging humanities and technology through social sciences, my interests span from Internet governance & Public policy to Identity Credentials to International affairs and Philosophy.
Bio: Blending scholarship with practice, Mawaki Chango is a researcher and a consultant in the area of Internet governance and public policy, ICT4D as well as information technology & the humanities. Recent research includes a socio-historical inquiry into individual identification systems, from medieval seals to passports to emerging Internet-based digital identity systems and protocols. Chango has also served within Internet governance bodies, including as policy councilor at ICANN's GNSO, and as a consultant on projects to numerous organizations, including UNESCO, International Development Research Centre, OSIWA (Open Society Initiative for West Africa) and EvalNet. He has authored or co-authored a number of scholarly articles and a book chapter on Internet governance, e-government and broadband civic networks. Chango has earned a graduate degree at Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris and a PhD degree at Syracuse University in New York state. He speaks French, English and Portuguese.
Specialties: Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Public Policy, Internet Governance, Identity Credentials and Digital Identity, Development, International Project Coordination & Management, Policy Analysis, Research, Author/Writer.