People, Tech, & Transformation
Nelson Kwaje is a South Sudanese technologist and human rights campaigner with over seven years of experience in ICT and digital rights advocacy, executing projects in Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, and Cameroon.
He founded Alela Technology, A company that provides governments, enterprises, and not-for-profit organizations with technological solutions for process efficiency, human capital development, visibility, and digital storytelling
Nelson is the chairperson of #defyhatenow in South Sudan; an organization that focuses on Promoting digital rights and creating a framework for increasing trust between stakeholders and communities in Africa through mobilizing civic action against all forms of hate speech, misinformation, human rights violations, and incitement to violence.
Nelson worked on the establishment of 211Check , the first fact-checking platform in South Sudan, the platform has been instrumental in combating hate speech and misinformation relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic in South Sudan.
He is also credited as the co-initiator of SafeytComm, the first publicly available cyber safety hotline in South Sudan, SafetyComm provides digital safety tools, methodologies, and resources for social media users and digital natives in South Sudan.
Nelson is listed among the 100 most influential young Africans for the year 2020.
#defyhatenow, South Sudan