Mr. Tidiani Togola is the Founder and CEO of Tuwindi, a non-profit civic-tech organization that supports socio-economic development, good governance, democracy and the rule of law in Africa through the use of ICT.
From 2008 to 2013, as Technical Director, Tidiani designed and managed several Telehealth projects and was involved in developing national policies for the development of cyberhealth under the leadership of the National Agency for Teleheath and Medical Informatics in Mali.
A pioneer in the use of digital technologies to strengthen democracy, governance, and citizenship in Africa, Mr. Togola has developed a web application that allows for impartial election monitoring in Mali, as well as an SMS method that permits real-time observation. He has developed Election Situation Room (ESR) software for Open Society Foundation’s ESR Toolkit. Mr. Togola has also conducted research on the potential of information communication technologies to facilitate the practice of electoral observation in French-speaking West Africa at the National Endowment for Democracy during his Reagan Fanscell Fellowship with a focus on developing a customizable open-source web platform for use in nonpartisan electoral monitoring.