Aminata Sy

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Affiliation: Next Generation Team
Country: Senegal
LinkedIn: LinkedInIcon.png   Aminata Sy

Aminata Sy is the President of the Senegalese Next Generation Team, which is an extension of the Internet Society's Senegal Chapter and a joint project with the DiploFoundation. She has led the team since 2009, which brings together a group of young people to advocate the use of the Internet and IT solutions by fellow Senegalese youth and students.[1] Ms. Sy is also the Head of the Information and Communication Department within the IT department at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar. She is the former head of Multimedia Center at the Polytechnic School in Dakar.[2] Aminata Sy has a Computer Science Engineering background.

Ms. Sy has attended ICANN Senegal, ICANN Costa Rica and ICANN Beijing as an ICANN Fellow. She has taken on a leadership role related to the Newcomer Lounge at ICANN meetings.[3]

Career History

She was the Computer Support Engineer at Polytechnic School from 2007 to 2009, before becoming Manager of the school. Prior to this, she was a Webmaster at Challenge PRO for five months. Ms. Sy has worked as the Development Engineer at the Sonatel multimedia, as a developer at People Input and as a Systems and Information Services Engineer.[2]