Africa

Gabon
Inspector of Labor
Ministry of Labor

Gambia
President
Information Technology Association of the Gambia

Poncelet Ileleji, is a computer scientist by profession with 16 years in the field, for the last 14 years he has been involved with the use of ICT as a tool for sustainable development both as a lecturer and consultant for the Gambia YMCAs, where he is the coordinator of the computer training centre and digital studio.

Poncelet has served as the country coordinator for the World Links programme in the Gambia (www.world-links.org). He is Member of the British Computer Society, and also Mirandanet (www.mirandanet.ac.uk)
He is a founding member of the Information Technology Association of the Gambia and was elected president of the Association in March 2010 (www.itag.gm). Poncelet has also presented several presentations and papers on ICT and sustainable development, notably “The Internet and Africa from a sub Saharan perspective”, a paper presented at the Association for The Advancement Of Computing In Education (AACE) in Orlando, Florida – Nov 2001 and “The Communication as a Catalyst for Development, The Gambia” at the World Congress on Communication for Development, October 2006 in Rome.

He also has a post graduate degree in Health Informatics from the University of Plymouth, and he has been involved with the West African Internet Governance Forum as national resource person for the Gambia, and has undergone the various Diplo foundation including the Foundation, Advance and Training Tutor programme, he is a member of the diplo Internet Governance community and keen follower of Internet governance issues including ICT for development programmes geared towards sustainable development.
 

Ghana
Director-General
Advanced Information Technology Institute – Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT

Dorothy K. Gordon is the first Director-General of Ghana’s first Advanced Information Technology Institute (AITI), the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT. She is a specialist in international development with over 20 years experience working throughout Africa, the US, Europe and Asia in Executive and Consulting positions – principally with the United Nations, but also working with private sector and civil society organisations. Ms Gordon’s work includes support to the drafting of key policy documents and providing systems design and implementation support to the launch of Ghana’s first Community Information Centres. She also supports training and research initiatives in India and Africa. Ms Gordon, who has degrees from Ghana and the United Kingdom, serves on a number of international and national boards and also works with a range of NGOs and community-based organisations to support economic empowerment and good governance.

Kenya
National Coordinator
KENYA e-LEARNING CENTRE

In my capacity as National coordinator and Founder of the KENYA e-LEARNING CENTRE (KeLC), I lead a team that is facilitating the development and implementation of e-Learning programs in over 50 training and educational institutions in Kenya. KeLC is a collaborative initiative of the Government of Kenya, inWEnt, UNEP, UNESCO and other local and international partners. From 2004 – 2006, I served as founder chairman of the East African Regional working group on e-Government; a joint initiative of the five East Africa Countries to leverage e-Government for faster regional integration in EAC region. I have also previously served as Africa representative to the Youth Advisory Council of the G8 in 1999. As senior Policy Analyst at the Office of the President, my role includes policy and strategic advice on the implementation of Kenya’s e-Government strategy. E-Learning is a key element in capacity building for e-Government and hence my role in KeLC on secondment from Central Government. I am currently coordinating implementation of e-learning blended learning programs in Africa in conjunction with inWEnt and Namibia e-Learning Centre. The program has presently trained over 100 African experts and managers in e-learning technical subjects, with a target of 100 more in 2008. It is expected that our proposed network of African e-Learning centres will be launched in May at the e-Learning Conference in Ghana, to facilitate local content development and customization for e-Learning development in Africa.

Lesotho
Founder & CEO
KoL Starts
Liberia
Mr. Abraham Massaley
Former President
Press Union of Liberia
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Khaled Ben Hamed
Lecturer
Faculty of IT, University of Tripoli

Khaled Ben Hamed is Lecturer, theHead of Computer Science Department and Director of the University of Tripoli’s new Mobile Computing Program. In the academic year 2013-2014, he coordinated a team to form "mobile computing" program, and became the founding director of the new Mobile Computing program in March 2015. Also, he is representing Libya as an Eminent National Expert for WSA-mobile.

He holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from University of Tripoli in Libya and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of New Brunswick in Canada.

Dr. Ben Hamed’s research interests are Mobile Cloud Computing, Internet/WWW Computing Environment,and Software Engineering.

Madagascar
Professor
University of Antananarivo

 

Founding Chair of NIC-MG, the ccTLD manager of .mg 
Chair of the Malagasy National Research and Education Network 
ICT Advisor at the Malagasy ministry of higher education and scientific research 
Vice chair of AFRINIC Board 
Board member of LIRIMA/INRIA African Research Laboratory Network 
Member of AFNIC International College
 
 
Career History 
- is considered a Pioneer of the Internet in Madagascar 
- is one of the African researchers in computer science who partook in the Ouagadougou Declaration in October, 1994 to promote the Internet in Africa 
- is founding chair, and member of the board of national and international institutions in the domain of ICT, Telecommunication and Higher Education 
- has served as the Vice Chair of the Board of the Malagasy E-Governance National Realization Agency 
- has been the Executive Director of the Foundation for Higher Education Development. 
- was the executive manager of the FADES, a project of the Malagasy government, which was financed by the World Bank 
- has served as the Chairman of the Polytechnic School of the University of Antananarivo 

Mr. Andriamampianina is the Founding Chair of NIC-MG, the ccTLD manager of .mg, Chair of the Malagasy National Research and Education Network, ICT Advisor at the Malagasy ministry of higher education and scientific research Vice chair of AFRINIC Board. Furthermore he is board member of LIRIMA/INRIA African Research Laboratory Network and Member of AFNIC International College. 

Lala is considered  a Pioneer of the Internet in Madagascar and is one of the African researchers in computer science who partook in the Ouagadougou Declaration in October, 1994 to promote the Internet in Africa. 

Moreover, he is founding chair, and member of the board of national and international institutions in the domain of ICT, Telecommunication and Higher Education and served as the Vice Chair of the Board of the Malagasy E-Governance National Realization Agency. 

Mr. Andriamampianina has been the Executive Director of the Foundation for Higher Education Development and was the executive manager of the FADES, a project of the Malagasy government, which was financed by the World Bank. He also has served as the Chairman of the Polytechnic School of the University of Antananarivo. 

Malawi
Partner
BUMAS International
Mali
Training manager
Agance des technologies de l'information et de la communication (AGETIC) Institut of Information Technology and communication

Mariko Assa Simbara is Malian. She is a Computer Science Engineer of National Computer Sciences Institution (ex: Computer Sciences studies and Research Center) Speciality: Information System Manager. Ms Mariko works at the training department of the Mali Agency of Information and Communication Technology (AGETIC).
From June 1998 to 2003 Ms Mariko worked at USAID-MALI as Internet Advisor.
From 1993 to 1998 she worked at BINTTA- SA (a Computer science company in Bamako Mali) for: studies, program development, network building, System Manager in MaliNet (Bintta SA Internet Department). MaliNet was the first Internet Services Provider in Mali.