Nasma Ahmed is a black muslimah working within the intersections of social justice, technology and policy. She is a technologist and capacity builder based in Toronto. Currently she is the Director of the Digital Justice Lab, an initiative focused on building a more just and equitable digital future. In the past Nasma was an Open Web Fellow with Ford and Mozilla Foundation, she worked with Mpower Change. Nasma consults and works with organizations based in North America focusing on various digital issues from digital security to digital literacy. She is passionate about building accessible and inclusive technology for diverse communities.
Work + Workshops
RightsCon May 2018 Toronto
Two workshops + day long Young Shapers Program
This year at RightsCon, I hosted two sessions on inclusive digital security program design and YWCA Project Shift. I facilitated a day long event with the Young Shapers Program at Access Now
GOOD Conference May 2018 Barrie
Open Smart Cites and Digital Justice
A panel with Bianca Wylie, Meghan Hellstern,Pamela Robinson and Raoul Plommer about Digital Justice and how it relates to smart cities
Theorizing the Web April 2018 NYC
Please Don’t Include Us Thank You
Presented a talk at the TTW with Sarah Aoun about the ways diverse communities don’t need to be included in data sets.
Digital Futures Pilot One April 2018 Toronto
Digital Futures Pilot Program
Working with students at the Cedarbrae Library to shape Digital Futures of Privacy through interactive activities