Digital Trust Summit Speaker
Kiya Basabas is the Data Lead at Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand, a global organisation dedicated to defending human rights for all. Previously, as a Data Scientist for Nicholson Consulting, Kiya worked alongside government and non-government agencies to use data for the good of communities. Her work involved surfacing cross-sector insights about New Zealanders using individual and household microdata, and embedding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Māori data sovereignty principles into data systems and models by design. Kiya is a part of the Tikanga in Technology: Indigenous Data in Artificial Intelligence research project with Te Kotahi Research Institute, where she is focusing on decolonising operational algorithms in Aotearoa. In her current role at Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand, Kiya leads a team to make data-driven decisions for human rights campaigns both domestically and internationally. Kiya is passionate about indigenous rights, particularly indigenous data sovereignty and governance.