Kwaku Ofosu-Adarkwa is a public policy development, management and reform specialist. In April 2014, Mr. Ofosu-Adarkwa concluded a career in the Ghana Civil Service, spanning 35 years in leadership and management positions, most recently as the Chief Director for the Ministry of Communications.
He was part of the team that formulated Ghana’s first ICT Policy, Strategies and Plan for Socio-Economic Development, and the Telecom Policy of Ghana in 2003 and 2005. In 2011-2012, he supported the review of Ghana’s ICT policy. He also served as the lead researcher and author of Ghana’s ICT Infrastructure Development Strategy Plan and the Broadband Policy and Strategy.
Mr. Ofosu-Adarkwa is currently finishing a Ph.D. in Information Technology at Open University Malaysia in conjunction with the Accra Institute of Technology. His thesis background focuses on inclusive use of ICTs.
Dr. Ernest Ndukwe formerly served as the CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission and chaired the Presidential Committee that produced the National Broadband Plan for Nigeria, and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that will enable him to increase A4AI’s positive impact in Nigeria and further expand access to affordable Internet throughout the country.
Dr. Ndukwe previously served as Managing Director/CEO of General Telecom Plc and represented Nigeria as a Vice Chairman of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom Development Advisory Group (TDAG).
Cindy Chaw Khin Khin has more than 17 years of experience in Myanmar’s ICT sector. She currently serves as the Group CEO of MCC Group, where she is responsible for strategic business development and corporate management. MCC Group has over 900 employees at headquarters and over 180 centers spread across Myanmar. The main company of the Group, Myanmar Computer Co., Ltd (MCC), was the first computer company to be established in Myanmar in 1989, growing out of the first computer training school in the country in 1986. Today, MCC offers provision of education services and provision of ICT services.
Ms. Chaw Khin Khin actively participates in women development initiatives with a focus on leveraging technology to bring about women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship development in contributing towards the overall socio-economic development of Myanmar. Some of these initiatives include the Myanmar Women Entrepreneurs Association, the eWomen Project, and Geek Girls Myanmar.
Venancio Massingue was a key player in bringing the Internet to Mozambique, and a key player in the promotion and expansion of ICT in Mozambique.
From 1997 to 2005 he was Vice-Rector for Administration & Resources and Information and Communications Technologies at UEM and in 2005 was appointed Minister of Science and Technology, where he masterminded the development of the Mozambique ICT Policy and ICT Strategy.
From 1996, he has served on many national and international committees concerned with ICT, including the African Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) of the African Information Society Initiative (AISI) of UN-ECA, and the UNESCO Intergovernmental Informatics Programme. Currently, he is the Executive Secretary of the Mozambique Acacia Advisory Committee and the president of the UNESCO Regional Informatics for Africa (RINAF).
Wanda M. Pérez Peña has more than 15 years of experience working in the telecommunications, civil society and academic sectors.
As a volunteer, Wanda has collaborated for more than 10 years with different local and regional organizations. She currently serves as vice president of Internet Society’s Dominican Republic chapter, coordinator for the country’s IPv6 Task Force, and an active member of the National Internet Governance Group.
She holds a degree in telematics engineering and a master’s degree in business administration.
Interested in A4AI's work in the Dominican Republic? You can reach Wanda by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.