One-stop platform for all things related to online safety

Founded by Impact Amplifier, our intention is to empower Africans with the knowledge and resources they need to understand the complexity of internet safety, navigate the digital world safely and seek restitution should they be a victim of cybercrime.


While Impact Amplifier is leading this initiative, the Africa Online Safety Platform is collaborative by design. To fully realise its potential will require active contributions from social innovators, researchers, educators, policy makers, enforcement agencies, social media platforms and funders. While we expect this list to grow substantially our current partners include.


Google has provided the seed capital to launch this initiative and on-going support to ensure this platform reaches the broadest African audience possible.


Our 2023 grantees are critical partners as they have contributed to testing this platform, providing feedback, and developing research and education content, which will be added in the future.   Additionally, as key implementors of online safety solutions they are contributing to the broader ecosystem of practitioners to keep us all safe.

2023 Grantees

Ghana Internet Safety Foundation, Ghana
Iwatch Africa, Ghana
My Power App, Ghana
Penplusbytes, Ghana
Boltech Consultancy, Kenya
Terre Des Hommes Netherlands Foundation/Childline, Kenya
Watoto Watch Network, Kenya
Wezesha, Kenya
Access Drive Capacity Development Foundation, Nigeria
Comcastle Plus (Trading As Epower), Nigeria
Lagosmums Foundation, Nigeria
TechSocietal Legal Name: {Aspire Youth Development Center}, Nigeria
Teens Can Code, Nigeria
Zikoko Citizen, Nigeria
Somali Women Journalists' Rights Association (Sowjra), Somalia
Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change, South Africa
City Of Johannesburg Library And Information Services, South Africa
Global Leading Light Initiatives, South Africa
Media Monitoring Africa, South Africa
Wolfpack Information Risk (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
Safety N Us Trust, Zimbabwe

Meet Our Team

We have brought together a team of experts with a shared commitment to making the internet safer for all Africans.

Heather Mahachi

My passions are in finding sustainable solutions to environmental and socio-economic issues whilst enabling economic growth, supporting societal development and improving livelihoods as a whole. I have an academic background in environmental and geographical studies from the University of Cape Town and my interests in current societal and global issues led me to further pursue a Masters degree specialising in Climate Change and Sustainable Development from the same institution.I am interested in efforts towards transitioning to a greener, circular economy as well as establishing sustainable and ethical supply chains and networks particularly in the global South.

Lorryn Williams

Lorryn has been working in the social science research field for the past 7 years.  Her previous research  experience lies in the higher education sector, financial  services sector as well  as the South African non-profit sector. She has conducted institutional  transformation research at  Stellenbosch  University related to promoting a healthy institutional culture and the promotion of gender equality in the career progress of female staff. In 2017 she started her career as a research analyst in the financial services sector  where she worked as part of an in-house research team at  MMI Holdings (MomentumMetropolitan) studying financial advisor productivity, conducting product  landing evaluations and competitor research.

She is currently conducting a doctoral research study on the emergence of the social  enterprise model in South  Africa with a strong focus on impact measurement for social  enterprises. She has a burning passion for the non-profit sector and  has been voluntarily serving  on the management committee of George Child and Family Welfare for the past  two years. Lorryn is a very  curious researcher who has accrued experience in a variety of research methods including both qualitative and quantitative analysis.  She also enjoys teaching social theory to university students who  are interested in pursuing a career in the social  sciences. She currently holds a MA (Sociology) from Stellenbosch  University.

Mojabeng Mashale

Mojabeng is a food business and sustainability enthusiast, with over 10 years of combined work experience in Project Management, Business Development, IT Business Process Analysis and Sustainability. She has worked in complex corporate environments including in sectors such as FMCG, Financial Services, Transportation and Business Development and Consulting. Mojabeng is also an experienced and certified IBASA (International Business Advisors Southern Africa) Business Advisor. She has international work experience obtained in the field of public affairs and sustainability. She recently completed a Master of Science in Cooperatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development in Ireland, and holds two other degrees, a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Financial Accounting; and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Information Systems with a focus on Business Analysis and Systems Analysis. She is passionate about sustainable food business and enjoys creating solutions for organisations to make processes and supply chains more innovative, cost-effective, efficient and sustainable.

Tanner Methvin

Tanner has been working in the field of Social Innovation for the last 20 years assisting private, public and not-for-profit organisations to build a more environmentally conscious, socially just and abundant world.

In Los Angeles, California Tanner served as Managing Partner in Phillips & Associates a management consulting practice and the Executive Director of LA Works, a volunteer action centre, which develops and implements community service projects. Upon arriving in Cape Town, in 1998, Tanner became the Director of Source Consulting, a management consulting firm whose clients included the Independent Development Trust, Paraffin Safety Association, Cape Metropolitan Council, and the Jazzart Dance Company to name a few.In 2008, he formed Earth Capital a consulting and asset management firm focused on: assisting the private sector transition toward a more sustainable approach to business; incubating impact businesses; and managing a portfolio of impact investments. His clients and assets under management have included: Spier, Nando’s, Africa Centre, iShack, Biolytixs, African Roots, Biogreen, and Greencabs, Presently, he is both a Director in Earth Capital and a Partner in Impact Amplifier. He currently sits on several boards including: African Roots, Biolytix, GreenCabs and the Africa Centre. Tanner achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree at Vassar College in New York and a Master of Business Administration from the Drucker School at the Claremont Graduate University, in California.

Uchechi Joy Eziashi

Joy is an EdTech and education entrepreneur passionate about applying research to drive efficacy and impact in education and business. She has 5 years of experience working as a digital learning specialist and holds a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Port Harcourt and a Diploma in Software Entrepreneurship from Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology. She co-founded a startup focused on making STEM resources and tools accessible and affordable to schools in low-income communities.  She is interested in expanding her knowledge and skills in subjects that involve a convergence of technology, policy, education, and business.

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