The Workchop Conversations with Selina Onyando

Written by Techlawyered

January 27, 2021

The Workchop Conversations is an ongoing series of conversations with different players in both the legal tech & justicetech space, sharing about their work and innovative role within the space, promoting access to justice in Africa.

Our next conversation is with Selina Onyando, Tech Policy Fellow at The Lawyers Hub, Kenya where she works in promoting creative policy solutions for inclusive and sustainable digital economies. 

What does your job as a Tech Policy Fellow entail? Could you give us a peep into your everyday life at work.

As a Tech Policy Fellow, most of my work is centered around capacity building for young entrepreneurs in Africa, as well as policy review and co-creation. A typical day consists of meetings with the Lawyers Hub team and partners. In the evenings, I like to get into research and drafting. Its the best time for me to work; there are not as many distractions. 

What apps, gadgets, or tools have you been relying on to work from home, and how do you use them? 

I always have my laptop, phone and tablet with me. I use them interchangeably depending on where I am or what I’m working on. I rely heavily on my phone for calls, emails and working on documents on the fly. For apps, Zoom is my go-to platform for meetings. I also leverage monday.com to keep track of my tasks and what the rest of the team is up to. I cannot live without iCalendar as it helps me keep track of events and meetings. My most important app has to be Google Docs. Its easier to co-create with and syncs well with all my devices. 

What are you currently reading, watching or listening to?

My current read is, Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi. I hope to delve more into that. I’m not big on TV, but can’t stop watching Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix. A huge chunk of my free time is spent listening to music. I currently have a few albums on rotation, including, Amaaraes, The Angel You Don’t Know and Freddie Gibbs, Alfredo. I’ve also been listening to a playlist that I curate every year; it features my favourite tracks from 2020. 

Who would you like to answer these questions?

Linda Bonyo, CEO, Lawyers Hub Kenya.

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