Mamello Thinyane

Principal Research Fellow

Mamello Thinyane (PhD, 2009, Rhodes University) is passionate about technology innovation and about seeing individuals and communities empowered to lead "their happy" lives. He works within the Small Data Lab at UNU-CS investigating the role of locally-relevant, citizen-generated data to empower individuals and community-level actors towards the Sustainable Development Goals targets, as well as the role of this data within the larger social indicators data ecosystem.

Mamello is the Chairman of the board of the African Footprints of Hope Organization, an NGO that facilitates strategic multistakeholder engagements towards socio-economic development of communities in Southern Africa. He is also a Visiting Researcher at the Australian Centre of Cyber-Security at the University of New South Wales in Canberra.

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