Internet governance

Sylvia Cadena
Sylvia Cadena 18 December 2018

Over the past two decades, Sylvia has worked on strategic use of the internet for development with an emphasis on capacity building. Since her early years as a UN Volunteer working on a South-to-South farmers' internet information exchange project in Colombia in 1993, she has worked across the multistakeholder spectrum of organisations with technical and advisory roles, mainly about information systems, access provision and innovation. At Colnodo, she supported over 400 NGOs to establish th...

Damián Loreti
Damián Loreti 06 August 2018

Damián Loreti is a lawyer and academic specializing in freedom of expression, access to information and media law. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Buenos Aires (1981-1986) and a PhD in Communication Science from the University Complutense de Madrid (summa cum laude) (2006).  Since 1988, he has been a Professor teaching freedom of expression and access to information courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (Tenured Professor in Media Law, ...

Ian Peter
Ian Peter 31 May 2017

Ian Peter was one of the original founding Directors of APC, and was involved in early internet networks since the mid 1980s. He has maintained a continuing involvement with civil society involvement in internet issues, and has been a past Co-coordinator of the Internet Governance Caucus and the first Chair of the Civil Society Coordination Group (CSCG) – a coalition of coalitions involved in...

Towela Nyirenda-Jere
Towela Nyirenda-Jere 25 May 2017

NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (e-Africa Programme)

Rafik Dammak
Rafik Dammak 12 May 2017

Rafik is a computer engineer working and living in Japan after finishing his master on applied computer science at University of Tokyo. He has been involved within civil society on Internet Governance issues since 2007, attending several Internet Governance Forums and other internet-related conferences either as speaker or workshop organizer. His maing area of focus is on ICANN policy making pr...

Social Media Exchange (SMEX)
Social Media Exchange (SMEX) 14 March 2017

Social Media Exchange (SMEX) is a registered Lebanese NGO that works to advance self-regulating information societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Its work encompasses media development programmes as well as internet policy research and digital rights advocacy in support of more accessible, participatory and just enabling environments for civil society across the MENA region. Whi...

Towela Nyirenda-Jere
Towela Nyirenda-Jere 09 November 2015

Dr. Towela Nyirenda Jere works in the Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade Programme at the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency as a Principal Programme Officer focusing on policy, legal and regulatory aspects of infrastructure and services. She has over 15 years of experience working in the private sector, academia and currently in international development. She initiated the NEPA...

Poncelet Ileleji
Poncelet Ileleji 09 November 2015

Poncelet O. Ileleji is a computer scientist from The Gambia with more than 20 years of experience in the field. He has been involved with the use of information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool for sustainable development as a lecturer, researcher and consultant for The Gambia YMCA, where he is the coordinator of the Computer Training Centre and Digital Studio. He has also serv...

Jeanette Hofmann
Jeanette Hofmann 09 November 2015

Professor of Internet Politics at Berlin's Freie Universität and Honorary Professor at the Central Institute of Further Education at Universität der Künste Berlin. She is the Principal Investigator of the research groups “Democracy and digitization” and “Quantification and social regulation” at the Weizenbaum-Institute for the Networked Society and Direc...

William J. Drake
William J. Drake 09 November 2015

International Fellow and Lecturer in the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich, faculty member of the European and South schools on Internet governance, and Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia University.  He has been heavily involved in various capacities in the ICANN, IGF, and other international institutions...

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