Edem Kobla Nunekpeku

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Edem Kobla Nunekpeku is an Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Technician graduated from the University Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar and is also a computer literate preparing his “Java” Software Engineering Professional Diploma with the National Institute of Information Technology NIIT in Dakar since 2015.

Career History

Nunekpeku has over ten years work experience in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), joining ISOC SN Chapter in 2009 and becoming the Technical Lead of the Next Generation Team (ISOC SN_NG) in 2010 where he served as the technical lead of the One Laptop Per Child Universal Primary Education Project in Senegal where one hundred (100) XO laptops have been distributed to the secondary school pupils on a remote island on the Senegalese coast. In that role, working with ISOC Senegal Chapter’ skills and local partners enabled the school to be connected for the first time to Internet. Also, five (5) teachers have been trained on the creation of teaching resources and their publications on the XO server so that students can access them.

June 2006-December 2011, In Country IT Project Coordinator for ECOWAS Regional Information Exchange System sponsored by the United States Africa Command AFRICOM, where I established a collaborative platform/network initiative to enhance Crisis Management (CM), Disaster Response (DR), and Humanitarian Assistance (HA). I implemented efficient, timely and a reliable information exchange system between ECOWAS thirteen states (Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cap-Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Senegal, Sierra-Leone, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Togo) and the international community via satellite communication. I also initiated the first step in developing a regional framework for enhanced political, military, and international cooperation for joint multilateral crisis management activities such as disaster response, humanitarian assistance, and peacekeeping through military exercises.

Internet Governance Involvement

In 2013, became an active member of ISOC Senegal Chapter and officially represented ISOC SN at the Chapters’ Workshop in Durban during ICANN N.47 in South Africa.

October 2013, actively participated in the IPv6 training organized by AfriNIC at the AUF in Dakar Senegal.

Actively participated to the Internet Governance Forums organized by ISOC SN respectively in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

May 2015, graduated from the USTTI, United States Telecommunications Training Institute in Cybersecurity and ICT Policy Sequence in Washington DC, USA.

September 2015, actively participated to the Regional Symposium and the Web Defacement Incident Handling Process training organized by AfricaCERT and FIRST in Accra, Ghana.

February 2017 to now, joined the Steering Comity (Board Directors) of ISOC SN Senegal where I am performing as the chapter’s treasurer.