Founder, African Digital Heritage

Chao Tayiana Maina

Chao Tayiana Maina is a Kenyan digital heritage specialist and digital humanities scholar working at the intersection of culture and technology.

A computer scientist by profession and a historian by passion, her work focuses on the application of technology in the preservation, engagement and dissemination of African heritage. She is the founder of African Digital Heritage, a co-founder of the Museum of British Colonialism and a co-founder of the Open Restitution Africa project.

She holds an MSc International Heritage Visualization (distinction) and a BSc Mathematics and Computer Science. She is a recipient of the Google Anita Borg scholarship for women in technology.