People

Jean Paul Nkurunziza

Jean Paul Nkurunziza obtained a bachelor’s degree in Educational Sciences from the University of Burundi.

Since 2007, he has worked in the fields of digital policy and internet governance, and has taken part in various capacity-building programmes on behalf of Diplo and the Internet Society (ISOC), including online lecturing.

Jean Paul was actively involved in sessions of the Burundi national Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting, the African IGF (AfIGF), and the East Africa IGF (EA-IGF). He was a fellow at the UN Secretariat of the IGF in 2010.

Since 2013, he has been involved in digital rights through research and advocacy, working with the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA).

Jean Paul has also been a volunteer for local non-profit organisations: the Burundi Youth Training Centre (BYTC), and the Burundian Chapter of Internet Society.

You can follow him on Twitter: @nkurunzizajp

Resources

2009

A developing country’s perspective on IG issues

'Among all the country members of the East African Community, only Burundi, my country, was absent from that EAIGF... That’s why, at the end of the IGF in Hyderabad, I came back with a new dream: An IGF Burundi.' - Jean Paul Nkurunziza from Burundi... Read more...