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.
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.