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ZAHRA OMAR

Tech Rights Fellow

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public law & Policy, information rights, data privacy
advisory, analysis, research, training
special projects

Developing international human rights law

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ABOUT ZAHRA

Learn more about Zahra and her work

  • Zahra Abba Omar is a researcher and writer. She received her BA Honours in Sociology, with distinction, at the University of Cape Town in 2020, where she was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow for 2019-2020. Previously, she served as a research and communications assistant for the Accelerating Achievement for Africa’s Adolescents (Accelerate) Hub, co-located at the University of Cape Town and the University of Oxford, which sought to map paths for accelerators in the implementation of the United Nations’s 2030 development agenda.

    In January 2022, she joined ALT Advisory as its inaugural Tech Rights Fellow, where she will assist with researching for and drafting policy submissions and research reports on international human rights law, digital rights, and questions of social justice in the digital age.

    Zahra has a broad interest in research at the intersection of technology and the social sciences, with a particular focus on health and medicine, the art economy, and sustainable governance. Throughout her research, Zahra is concerned with investigating the dyadic power of technology, how it can be used to reify inequality or offer new forms of progressive possibilities for addressing racial, gendered, and economic justice.

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Promoting rights-based technology innovation

OUR PEOPLE

The ALT Advisory Team

57-min

Tara Davis

Analyst // Researcher

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55-min

Murray Hunter

Senior Analyst // Researcher

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38-min (2)

S’lindile Khumalo

Analyst // Researcher

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49-min

Siphathisiwe Mncube

Part-time Office Support

23-min

Kwazi Nwana

 Technology // Design Officer

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59-min

Michael Power

Director // Co-Founder

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32-min

Tina Power

Senior Analyst // Researcher

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46-min

Jessie Rashid

Office Manager // Human Resources Officer

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13-min

Wendy Trott

Analyst // Researcher

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38-min

Dércio Tsandzana

Independent Lusophone Consultant

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Zahra Abba Omar

Tech Rights Fellow

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32-min

ENI

Data Privacy Defender

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