Board of Directors
Florence is a lawyer by education and has over a decade of experience in international public relations, media and outreach. As former Public Information Officer of the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, she has extensive experience with the complexities of narratives and reporting on human rights violations and the protection of international justice mechanisms. With her own history as a refugee from Uganda to the United Kingdom, she has dedicated herself to building new partnerships to strengthen human rights. And protecting those in need. In her work, Florence has activated partnerships cross-discipline, where diplomats meet victims and creative industry inspire youth to choose a pathway of prosperity rather than destruction. With her creative and warm attention establishing new networks, she builds unique partnerships with those directly shaping international peace, justice, and security. Florence holds a Master degree in International Relations with Distinction from Staffordshire University and a Bachelor of Laws degree with Honors from the University of Westminster.
Robert Okello is a social entrepreneur working at the crossroad of technology, development and justice. He works as the EU lead for BarefootLaw, a non-profit organization that provides free legal support to disadvantaged Ugandans, using both technology and traditional methods like community programs. His work focuses on strengthening Africa-Europe digital cooperation to nurture locally driven innovations. He previously worked for ECDPM, supporting policy research towards building Africa-Europe cooperation in the areas of governance, digital and youth. His research interest is in digital transitions in the justice sector with respect to access to justice and legal empowerment for women in rural communities. He holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam ( African Best Thesis Award prize), Bachelor of Statistics from Makerere University and Diploma in Law from Law Development Centre.
Philipp is the former Head of Strategy at the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). Philipp has worked in various fields, including the financial sector, global disarmament, international investigations and on issues related to safety and security in cyberspace, topics he deeply cares about. This includes positions with various international organisations such as the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the International Criminal Court, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. Philipp has more than 20 years of relevant experience in cyber security, tackling cybercrime, threat assessments, intelligence management, digital forensics, and policy development & governance. His professional experience is complemented by a PhD degree and a Master’s degree in business informatics from the University of Vienna. He also holds an MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation from the University College Dublin where he graduated at the top of his class.