Natasha Primo

Natasha Primo is a gender and ICT specialist for development and social justice based in Johannesburg. Currently, she is responsible for coordinating and building capacity for national ICT policy advocacy among member organisations of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). She is also responsible for spearheading the APC's engagement with Access to Knowledge (A2K) issues and advocacy spaces, and developing partnerships for implementing A2K-related activities. Formerly, Ms. Primo was the executive director of Women's Net, an NGO that seeks to build capacity among women's rights and development structures to use ICT strategically both in South(ern) Africa and beyond. Women's Net is a member of the APC. In addition to her executive management experience, her earlier experiences include coordinating one of the earliest South African women's and gender studies postgraduate academic programmes at a South African university, as well as coordinating research capacity building initiatives and facilitating access to research grants supplied by the National Research Foundation. Her organisational oversight and governance experience spans both ICT organisations and feminist NGOs, including time spent on the board for APC and the African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET).
Natasha Primo