Decade 2000s

Interview with Angela Oduor Lungati


Angela Oduor Lungati has dedicated her life to empowering communities by using technology. In this interview she shares insight on how people in Kenya get their news, and how media organizations have used Ushahidi, an open source software application and a non-profit technology company, of which she is the executive director.

Angela Oduor Lungati is a technologist, community builder and open-source software advocate who is passionate about building and using appropriate technology tools to create an impact in the lives of marginalized groups. She has over 10 years’ experience in software development, global community engagement, and nonprofit organizational management. She currently serves as the Executive Director at Ushahidi, a global non-profit technology company that builds tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering barriers for individuals to raise their voices. She is also a co-founder of AkiraChix, a non-profit organization that nurtures generations of women who use technology to develop innovations and solutions for Africa.