Research Director, Gefona Digital Foundation
Tomslin Samme-Nlar is co-founder and research director of Gefona Digital Foundation, a not-for-profit digital policy research organization in Cameroon. He is also heavily involved in the global governance and policy development of global Internet resources, especially the Domain Name System, where he serves as a councilor in the generic domains policy management organization at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Other positions he’s held at ICANN include the GNSO council vice-chair (2021-2022), Policy chair for the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) (2020 – 2024) and co-chair of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Function Review Team (2018 – 2019).
Tomslin is also a member of the panel of experts at the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA) of Stellenbosch University. In the private sector, Tomslin has held positions as senior consultant and architect for software companies, telecommunication companies and previously worked as an information infrastructure architect and network security adviser for Kenya National Security Intelligence Service (NSIS).
- Samme-Nlar, T. (2023). ”Securing Digital Finance in Post-Conflict Central African Republic, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace”. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
- Allen, N., La Lime, M., Samme-Nlar, T. (2023). ”The downsides of digital revolution: Confronting Africa’s evolving cyber threats”. Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.
- Samme-Nlar, T. (2022). ”Cameroon’s Fintech Start-ups’ Attitudes Toward and Culture of Cybersecurity”. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
- Samme-Nlar, T. (2020). ”The Future of Armed Conflict in Africa: What Cyber Attacks on Ethiopian Government Tell Us”. African SSRN.
- Nogol, L., Samme-Nlar, T., Yam, S. (2021). ”2021 Digital Transformation and Application Security Posture in West and Central Africa”. Gefona Digital Foundation.
- Samme-Nlar, T. (2020). ”Cyberspace Security in Africa: Where Do We Stand”. African Academy Network on Internet Policy.
- Samme-Nlar, T. (2023). ”Why it is important for African states to ratify the Malabo convention”. African Academy Network on Internet Policy.
Samme-Nlar, T. (2020). ”Analysis of the Decision to Authorize CAMIX to Manage the Yaounde and Douala IXPs”. Gefona Digital Foundation.
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