Emmanuel Vitus Agbenonwossi (SOI) is Policy Analyst, Internet Governance Expert and independent Researcher. Based in Accra (Ghana) since 2014, Emmanuel Vitus works to advance professional journalism and digital freedom with media and the Internet rights defenders globally.
He 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.
Emmanuel has previously worked as Communications Lead for Paradigm Initiative and Google policy Fellow for Francophone Africa. He is currently the Executive Director of Afrotribune. Through advocacy, stakeholder engagement, research and capacity building programs, 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 is the chairperson of the Togo Internet Governance Forum and the national non-key expert of AU Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa (PRIDA).
Emmanuel is a graduate of the University of Greenwich (London), Central University (Tunisia), University of Malta and the IAEC University (Togo).