Emmanuel Vitus Agbenonwossi

Excutive Director

Emmanuel Vitus Agbenonwossi is Policy Analyst, Internet Governance Expert and independent Researcher. Based in Accra (Ghana) since 2014, Emmanuel Vitus works to advance digital rights, online freedom and Internet governance the Internet rights defenders globally.

Emmanuel believes that all Internet governance stakeholders must get engaged, to ensure that the Internet remains open, pluralistic and democratic.

Through research, advocacy and policy analysis, Emmanuel educates citizens to challenge power and encourage Internet governance debate across Africa.

Before leading Afrotribune, Emmanuel has previously worked as Communications Lead for Paradigm Initiative (Nigeria) and Google policy Fellow for Francophone Africa (EMEA).

Emmanuel works to promote greater transparency and integrity in all areas of internet policies, regulations and practices that respect users and create trusted online environments and experiences.

Emmanuel supports multi-stakeholder Internet governance processes Africa by providing technical support to the Africa Internet governance (AfIGF), as well as a number of National and Regional Initiatives (NRIs), and Schools of Internet Governance (SIGs) as a faculty member.

Emmanuel has served on numerous local, national, and international boards over the course of his career. He has been an active member of Internet Society, ICANN, for which he served on the Executive Committee of the Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency (NPOC). He is an alumnus of the African School of Internet Governance, Diplo Foundation, the U.S. Young African Leadership fellowship among others.

Emmanuel has served on numerous local, national, and international boards over the course of his career. He has been an active member of Internet Society, ICANN, for which he served on the Executive Committee of the Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency (NPOC). He is an alumnus of the African School of Internet Governance, Diplo Foundation, the U.S. Young African Leadership fellowship among others.

Emmanuel is the chairperson of the Togo Internet Governance Forum and the national expert of AU Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa (PRIDA). He earned his undergraduate degrees in Finance and Business Information Technology from IAEC University (Togo) and University of Greenwich respectively and a master’s degree in Journalism and communication from Central University (Tunisia). Emmanuel Speaks French and English.