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Allana Nelson

Senior Manager

Allana has more than a decade of experience in government, non profit, and private-sector organizations specializing in project management and business operations in the areas of international development, communications and training. She joined DIAL in April 2017 to lead the Principles for Digital Development portfolio on the Insights and Impact team.

Claudine Lim


Claudine first joined the Digital Impact Alliance in October 2017, shortly after receiving a dual masters in international relations and public relations from the Maxwell School and S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University. After working as a Program Coordinator and Researcher for DIAL’s Business Operations, she is currently working with the Principles of Digital Development.

Lillian Kathoki

Forum Manager

Lillian has 13 years of Knowledge Management experience at international humanitarian organizations and over 8 years of experience in establishing and managing online Communities of Practice. She manages the Digital Principles online forum where she monitors and measures the community engagement and provide regular reports to relevant stakeholders within DIAL. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya.


Lillian Nduati

serves as the Chairperson for the Principles for Digital Development. She is an entrepreneur and technologist passionate about making technology work for social good. Lillian previously headed the United Nation’s Humanitarian Data Exchange Lab (HDX, Nairobi) Centre for Humanitarian Data, which brings together data from over 300 organizations.

Stefan Germann

is the CEO of Fondation Botnar, a foundation based in Basel, Switzerland that seeks to improve the health of children and youth in growing secondary cities around the world. He has worked in various health leadership roles in Africa for over 15 years with a focus on child health-related development, relief and advocacy work.

Jaclyn Carlsen

is an ICT Policy Advisor at the US Agency for International Development where she works with governments, consultants, and tech vendors to design and implement technology initiatives. She is most interested in how to better engage users in program design and how operational costs can be more explicit.

Sandra Aluoch-Simbiri

has over 20 years of ICT experience working across Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States and has worked in both the private and public sectors, developing and implementing new and innovative ICT solutions. She is Regional Instant Network School (INS) Officer at UNHCR where she is responsible for managing innovative programming within UNHCR’s education services regionally.

Channe Suy Lan

is the Regional Lead for the Innovation Lab of Southeast Asia where she leads the team to work across sectors and identifies opportunities for ICT solutions to improve public health, education and social justice for communities in Cambodia and beyond.

Nora Lindstrom

is an international development professional with over a decade of experience on three different continents. She is currently the Global Lead for Digital Development at Plan International, where she promotes the responsible use of technology and digital tools for advancing children’s rights and equality for girls.

Dr. Henry Mwanyika

serves as PATH’s Digital Health Regional Director for Africa and supports government efforts to design digital health infrastructure. He has over 20 years of experience in the commercial ICT sector and the public sector and is a trusted advisor to governments across Africa.

Josh Mandell

is an international development specialist and business executive on IBM’s GBS Foreign Affairs team. He is leading the company’s effort to partner with development institutions and advance technology adoption, while also exploring new applied technologies for social impact.