Ndakuna Fonso Amidou

Sir Cyril Taylor Memorial Award for Social Entrepreneurship, Harvard University - Public Administration

Ndakuna started his career as a mental health nurse. He later studied Engineering, while working full-time, night shifts, to fully fund his education at Brunel University. Ndakuna has also completed MSc and MBA programmes at Oxford University, led global projects and teams, and worked across five industries (Telecom, Healthcare, Automobile, Construction and Government), while building a chain of self-sustaining healthcare clinics in parallel, for the last 14 years. Ndakuna intends to both contribute and learn from the Harvard University community, offering the lenses of a nurse, engineer, and social entrepreneur to various discussions such as mental health and data privacy. While not policy-oriented, these are areas of knowledge a policy-maker must have. Data privacy is today a human right issue, and Ndakuna hopes to use the MCMPA to understand end-to-end value creation in the policy design process, as well as build a network of UK and US organisations involved in data transfer, to establish a collaborative data privacy environment. One of Ndakuna's ambitions (post-Harvard) is to found a data privacy think tank in the UK.