The Global Initiative Network

GIN Member

Tomslin Samme-Nlar

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).

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