Neema Lugangira
Parliament of Tanzania
Speaker at Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2024

Hon. Neema Lugangira (MP) is a Member of Parliament in Tanzania who bring forward extensive experience and successful track record in championing policy advocacy and legislative reforms across different sectors. As a Parliamentarian her personal prioritised agendas include food systems, nutrition and climate action, digital inclusion and development, global and community health, gender equality in politics and digital democracy (incl. election observation) in Tanzania and across Africa.

She also serves as the Founder and Chair of the African Parliamentary Network on Internet Governance (APNIG), which aims to strengthen Parliamentarians role on digital development in Africa; and Chair of the Tanzania Chapter Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF.

At national level, Hon. Lugangira is the Founder of two NGOs; Agri Thamani, which is committed to ending malnutrition in Tanzania four pillars; nutrition security; water, sanitation and hygiene; climate action; and promoting youth policy action; and Omuka Hub, which is focused on accelerating digital development in Tanzania through digital skills, school connectivity, digital health, data governance, online safety, women rights and democracy.

Whilst Internationally, Hon. Lugangira is a Member of the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group of the United National Internet Governance Forum; the International Parliamentary Network on Education (IPNEd) Regional Representative for Africa; the UNITE – Global Parliamentarians Network for Global Health; Global Co-Chair of the Global Parliamentary Group to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases; Vital Voices Fellow; WSIS Gender Trendsetter for Advancing Digital Gender Inclusion; and Tanzania Parliament Appointed Ambassador for the Women Political Leaders Organisation.