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Ivy Gathu

Ivy Gathu joined NetHope in July, 2024 as the Cyber Security Project Coordinator for the Digital Protection Programs team. In her role, she serves as the first point of contact for Members and provides a coordination layer to all our Members and stakeholders. She leads and facilitates the Data Protection and Information Security Working Group.

Ivy brings 8 years of experience in program management, fostering partnerships, crafting impactful advocacy campaigns, and delivering diverse events. In her previous roles, she coordinated and delivered successful human rights, development, and data-driven research projects. Prior to NetHope, Ivy was a Research Coordinator at the Global Disinformation Index (GDI), she coordinated research partners across the world to ensure the completion and publication of critical studies on disinformation vulnerabilities in their various countries. Ivy also worked at the Open Institute, where she played a key role in coordinating the Data Governance and Data Rights Program and partners.

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