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Anahi Ayala

Senior Innovation Advisor, Internews Center for Innovation & Learning

Before covering this role, Anahi Ayala was for 3 years Internews Media Innovation Advisor for the Africa Region, Health and Humanitarian Media, covering Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Republic of South Sudan and Haiti. Anahi Ayala Iacucci holds a Master degree from Colombia University - School of International and Public Affairs, a BA in International Affairs from the University of Bologna and a Master in Human Rights from the University of Padova. Anahi has consulted on the use of the ICT4D, new technologies and crisis mapping, for NGOs and international organisations like UNOCHA, UNDP, UN-HABITAT, Alliance Guinea, Freedom House, the World Bank, Ushahidi Inc., NDI and The Popular Engagement Policy Lab, to name a few. Anahi is currently also Expert Advisor on Mobile Technology for The Popular Engagement Policy Lab and sits on the Board of Director of the NGO Freedom Connect. Anahi is also the Co-Founder of the Standby Task Force, and a member of the International Network of Crisis Mappers. Anahi is the author of the official Ushahidi Guide and co-author of several articles and publications on PLoS Medicine and ACSM Bulletin on Crisis Mapping and Disaster response and Crowdsourcing. Anahi has also been named by the Diplomatic Courier to the 2012 99 Under 33 list, as one of the 99 under 33 most influencial foreign policy leader in the Innovators Category.