Ory Okolloh

Director of Investments, Omidyar Network

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Ory Okolloh is the Director of Investments, Omidyar Network. She formerly served as Public Policy and Government Relations Manager for Google Africa. She is a co-founder of Ushahidi, an open source project that allows users to crowd source crisis information to be sent via mobile, serving as the organization’s Executive Director from inception until December 2010. She is also the co-founder of Mzalendo, a website that tracks the performance of Kenyan Members of Parliament. Ms. Okolloh graduated summa cum laude with a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and with a JD from Harvard Law School. She was previously a Summer Associate in Covington and Burling, Washington, DC, and a Chayes Fellow at the World Bank’s Department of Institutional Integrity. She is a frequent speaker at conferences – including TED, the World Economic Forum, Poptech, CGI, Techonomy, Mobile Web Africa and the Monaco Media Forum – on issues around citizen journalism, the role of technology in Africa, and the role of young people in reshaping the future of Africa

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