Jury Member

Eva Sow Ebion

Strategic Partner Manager and Co-Founder, I4Policy


Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa

Eva Sow Ebion


Eva Sow Ebion is a Strategic Partner Manager and the Co-Founder of I4Policy. She supports community leaders to mobilise assets within communities, encourage social conectedness and engagement.

Strong believer of collective intelligence and Community centered approaches Eva Sow Ebion is a Strategic Partner Manager and the cofounder of I4Policy. She worked at Meta and supports Community Leaders to mobilise assets within members, encourage social connectedness and engagement.

She was awarded Tech Advocate of the Year in 2021 and Top 50 Legal Innovator In Africa. She was recognized Inspirational leader in 2022 and 2023, Speaker at TEDx and at COP26.

As the co-founder of The Innovation for Policy Foundation, Eva was the Director of #i4Policy for 5 years. The Innovation for Policy Foundation has developed an innovative framework for policy-making. Eva led the Innovation for Policy Processes, a bottom-up approach for the adoption of the Startup Act in Senegal and has supported innovative public policy processes in 12+countries.

As an innovation ecosystem enabler, Eva has extensive experience helping African startups to grow and showcasing Africa entrepreneurial scenes running incubation and acceleration programs for 10 years. Eva was a member of CTIC Dakar for 5 years where she supported nearly 20 tech startups as business development Manager and trained more than 1,500 project leaders during bootcamps and training sessions. Eva co-founded Kinaya Ventures in 2018, an open innovation platform, implementing acceleration programs. In 2020, she delivered Village Capital's Next Gen Ecosystem Builders Program in Francophone Africa, supporting capacity building for 14 francophone Ecosystem Support Organisations from 7 countries. Eva is proud to have promoted the Meta Boost program, a digital capacity building program, which has trained over 27,500 entrepreneurs in 6 francophone Africa countries. She organised 300 training sessions and more than 50+ tech events to create a bridge between startups ecosystems, corporates and institutional partners such as African Governments, the World Bank and the African Union.

Board member of the Consortium Jeunesse Senegal, the African Performance Institute, and the Senegal Youth Debate, Eva hopes to contribute to inclusive and deliberative processes that serve communities and innovation ecosystems. She serves as a member of the Stewardship Committee of the Democracy R&D Network and a jury member of the Cartier Women Initiative.

Eva led the Community Assemblies in the Global Assembly Core team. She talked at COP26 and has developed an inclusive toolkit to run Community Assemblies, bringing communities together to learn and discuss the climate and ecological crisis.