Neema Iyer is an artist and a technologist. She is the founder of Pollicy, an award-winning feminist civic technology collective based in Kampala, Uganda, is the co-host of the Terms and Conditions podcast, a Senior Fellow on Trustworthy AI with Mozilla Foundation and is on Facebook/Meta’s Global Women’s Safety Advisory Board. She was also recently a Practitioner Fellow at Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab.
Pollicy uses data, design and technology to explore the impact of emerging technology on society and vice-versa. Neema currently leads the design of a number of projects focused on building data skills, on fostering conversations on data governance and digital security, and on innovating around technology policy. She has a Masters in Public Health from Emory University and has worked on large-scale mobile and digital projects across Africa as part of TTC Mobile (previously Text to Change) and Viamo (previously VOTO Mobile).