Neema Iyer

Neema Iyer is an artist and a technologist. She is the founder and director of Pollicy, a civic technology organization based in Kampala, Uganda. Pollicy uses data, design and technology to improve how citizens and government engage around public service delivery. She has a Masters in Public Health from Emory University and has worked on large-scale mobile and digital projects across Africa as part of TTC Mobile (previously Text to Change) and Viamo (previously VOTO Mobile). She currently leads the design of a number of projects focused on building data skills, on fostering conversations on data privacy and digital security, and on innovating around policy. Social media handles: @pollicyorg @neemaiyer.

Read Q&A with Neema

What is your research focus?

The intersection of data, design and technology through a feminist lens.

How do you plan to change the world?

By infusing art and creativity into how we design the services and products that we rely on.

What is an interesting fact about yourself?

When not researching digital rights and data governance, I’m a visual artist. You can find my work under @neemascribbles!

What is music/film/art that represents who you are?

Polly Nor’s illustrations of our demons: