OECD COP28 Virtual Pavilion


Shamira Ahmed

Data Economy Policy Hub

Founder & Executive Director


Shamira Ahmed is the founder and executive director of the Data Economy Policy Hub (DepHUB), the first independent think tank founded by an indigenous African woman in South Africa. She is also the founder of Artificial Intelligence for Circularity Exchange (AI4CE), a platform created to promote diverse perspectives for an AI-led just green-digital "twin transition" to support the circular economy model (CEM), in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). She is a policy entrepreneur, experienced quantitative economist, and interdisciplinary policy and research specialist with a track record of leading multi-country research projects, producing high-quality knowledge outputs, managing the data value chain, and working in multicultural, multidisciplinary, and dynamic work environments across SSA Shamira is a Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), Chair of the Digital for Development (D4D) Hub, Civil Society & Academia Advisory Group (CSAAG), and a member of various working groups such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Planet Positive 2030, United Nation’s Internet Governance Forum (UNIGF) Policy Network on Artificial Intelligence (PNAI), Partnership on AI’s (PAI) Demographic Data and Algorithmic Fairness, and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Measuring E-commerce and Digital Economy Statistics, to name a few.

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