Carlos Afonso

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Country: Brazil
Email: ca [at]

Carlos Afonso is the Directo of the Instituto NUPEF; he was previously the Head of Technological Development of RITS.[1] Mr. Afonso is an expert in the field of Internet Governance.[2]

Career History

  • Carlos played an important role in democratizing the access to communications in Brazil.
  • He, with the help Herbert de Souza, founded IBASE.[3]
  • He also had a role in designing and implementing the AlterNex, the first internet server of Brazil.
  • In 1991, Mr. Afonso proposed and supervised UNCED.
  • Carlos Afonso co-founded APC in 1990.[4]
  • From 1997-1998, he served as APC's first chair.
  • He worked at RITS for 11+ years.


He has written many books and articles for internet development in different languages. [5]


Mr. Afonso was awarded the ARede 2008 Award.[6]