Alex Gakuru

Regional Coordinator – Africa, Creative Commons
Executive Director, Content Development and Intellectual Property (CODE-IP) Trust


Alex Gakuru is a Technology Rights Defender whom considers Intellectual Property in general, and copyright in particular, a cross-cutting theme on his various engagements and
CopyrightX:CODE-IP Trust Affiliate Faculty Leader. Among his current interests include
investigating how evolutionary Copyright and Culture relationship intermediated by Artificial
Intelligence impacts society.

He is Executive Director, Content Development and Intellectual Property (CODE-IP) Trust – a
non-profit catalyzing local content development and its intellectual property protection focused
on technology justice in policy, law and regulation; He was Regional Coordinator – Africa, Creative Commons from August 2012 to November 2016; Council Member, Free and Open Source Software Foundation for Africa; Member, Task Force aligning communication laws to the Constitution of Kenya, 2010; Involved in global Internet Policy formulation; Elected Africa representative at ICANN’s Non-Commercial Users Constituency Executive Committee from 2009 to 2012.

He served as Chairman, Broadcasting Content Advisory Council at the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA)to March 2013 and where currently serving as Jury Member KUZA
Broadcasting Awards. Prior to his appointment he served on several other government Task
Forces; Creative Content Task Force; ICT Standards Task Force; IPv6 Task Force; Kenya
Bureau of Standards’ Documents Standards Committee; among others.

He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics from the University of Nairobi
and has undertaken several short courses on ICT, media and communications, content, law and

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