Babette Ngene

Public Interest Technology Director

Babette Ngene is the Director of the Public Interest Technology team at EFF. She provides strategic oversight for EFF's technological initiatives, ranging from cybersecurity to the development and deployment of open-source technologies dedicated to safeguarding and defending rights in the digital space.

Before joining EFF, Babette drew from her extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, where she focused on overseeing digital rights and digital safety initiatives in over 50 countries across the globe. She is an expert in leading and managing initiatives that foster diversity and inclusion in the digital rights sphere by engaging new representatives and organizations from the global majority. She has also played a pivotal role in introducing and implementing digital rights programs across four regions spanning more than 20 countries, with a primary focus on defending and protecting the rights of at-risk communities. Babette is an active speaker at digital rights forums, including IGF, RightsCon, DRIFT, and FIFAFRICA.

Babette holds a master's degree in international law from American University and hails from Yaounde, Cameroon.