Biography

Ephraim is a trained lawyer with over eight years in the International Trade, Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law industry. Between 2014 and 2018 he served as the youngest advisor on Internet Governance to two UN Secretary Generals Ban Ki–moon and António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres. Additionally, since 2013 he has served as an Independent Expert to two ICANN Implementation Advisory Groups.

Presently he leads and implements ARTICLE 19’s international work on internet protocols and technical standards at ICANN and also on internet infrastructure Business and Human Rights (BHR). He is also a member of the GFCE Advisory Board 2020-2022, Microsoft’s Digital Peace Campaign, European Commission GIPO advisory group among other board positions. He is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU).

He is currently pursuing Postgraduate qualifications in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law at Queen Mary University of London and holds an LLB (with Honours) where his thesis examined the Relationship Between Domain Names and Geographical Indications with a special focus on .wine and .vin applications.

Previously, Ephraim executed international development topics with a diverse range of organizations including Global Integrity, ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa Office, Mozilla, Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, the Freedom Online Coalition’s Digital Development and Openness Working Group, Access Now, Transparency International, Index On Censorship, MercyCorps and the Centre for Law and Research International, as well as the East African Community Secretariat and the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade.