Author: Ephraim Percy Kenyanito
Ephraim is a trained lawyer and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 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. Further, since 2012, Ephraim has executed international development projects with a diverse range of leading international institutions across 46 African Union member countries. Presently, Ephraim does research at the nexus of the Domain Name System and Business and Human Rights (BHR) with an international institution, ARTICLE 19. He is also a member of the GFCE Advisory Board, Digital Peace Now, European Commission GIPO advisory group among other board positions. He is also a full member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU). Ephraim 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.