Agency for Digital Future Society
Founder and Executive Director - Global Digital Inclusion Partnership (GDIP)
Sonia is the Founder and Executive Director of the Global Digital Inclusion Partnership (GDIP), and an experienced leader and international digital policy expert. Sonia had successfully led global coalitions bringing together private sector, governments, and civil society actors from across the globe to deliver the policies needed to reduce the cost to connect and make universal meaningful connectivity a reality for everyone in low and middle income countries. As a policy advisor and gender equality advocate with experience in over 45 countries, she has led numerous digital policy and development projects in several countries and with international organizations, such as the World Bank, UNDP, UN Women, ITU, and for private sector companies and associations. Sonia was recognized by apolitical as one of the World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government in 2019. She serves or has served as a member and expert in a number of Committees, including DFID’s Digital Access Panel for Africa, the ITU-UN Women EQUALS Partnership, The World Economic Forum’s Future of the Internet Initiative, the Broadband Commission Working Group on the Gender Digital Divide, the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (ACICIP) Subcommittee of the US State Department on ICT4D, and the EU-AU Digital Economy Task Force. She is an Independent Board Director with KaiOS Technologies and frequent speaker at international, regional and national events.