Amy O’Donnell

ICT Programme Lead, Oxfam

Amy O’Donnell

Amy is an adviser on applications of digital technologies to support programming at Oxfam. Her role involves supporting staff working in humanitarian response, campaigning and long term development to explore effective design and good practice. Amy was influential in the development of Oxfam’s Responsible Data Policy, which focuses on treating information with respect for the rights and dignity of those whom data is about. Amy recently co-edited the Gender and Development Journal issue on Information Communications Technology and is currently scoping Oxfam’s future ambitions in shaping a more equitable technology landscape. 

Amy is on the board of anti street and online harassment charity Hollaback! and previously worked for FrontlineSMS, who build text message management tools and support organisations to develop effective applications, as well as the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation where she supported minority groups to develop human rights campaigns. Amy holds a Masters in Human Rights from University College London (UCL), with a specialism in the rights of internally displaced people (IDPs).