Diana Nyakundi is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a researcher at the intersection of digital technology and social justice. She is currently exploring the existing uses of technology, its interaction with users and impact on society to understand, shape and influence policy that will enable an expanded and most importantly, safe use of the internet and technology at large.
She worked with the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Policy (CAIDP) under a fellowship and certification programme as a research fellow where she conducted AI Policy analysis, research, evaluation, and recommendation with a focus on topics such as AI History, AI Issues and Institutions, AI Regulation, and Research Methods. She also co-authored, and analysed AI policies, identified significant AI policy news, drafted AI policy statements for national governments and international organisations, and examined emerging AI trends. On completion of the fellowship, she was certified as an Artificial Intelligence Policy Analyst. Ms Nyakundi has varied experiences within the legal field. She has worked with Gikera and Vadgama Advocates (GVA) as a trainee advocate engaged with the litigation and commercial conveyancing departments and contributed in spearheading the GVA Kiosk, a LegalTech platform that seeks to leverage on the power of technology to provide legal services. She also has experience in the corporate realm through her stint in Safaricom Investment Co-operative (SIC) where she assisted in the drafting, negotiation, and sale of various properties. Prior to this, she worked at the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) volunteering on research and investigations of extra judicial killings in Kenya.
Ms Nyakundi also prides herself as an alumnus of AIESEC, a global youth
led organisation that aims to grow and develop leaders through cross
cultural volunteer exchange experiences. While in AIESEC, she served as a
Vice President in charge of Talent Management with notable achievements
such as; planning, coordinating and executing the recruitment and
induction of 70 members ,she curated and managed the agenda of two
annual conferences geared towards growth and development of the
members, piloted the first mentorship event in both the AIESEC
organisation and University of Nairobi with 200 attendees and created,
disseminated and managed the entity's knowledge resource hub. Diana
Nyakundi is a travel junkie, a dancer and a voracious learner actively
building her budding interest in tech policy and working towards her goal
of being at the forefront of creation of policies that champion for a safe
and trusted digital space in Kenya and ultimately, in Africa