Fatimata Seye Sylla

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Country: Senegal
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Fatimata Seye Sylla is an Independent Information Technology and Services Professional, an ALAC Member at ICANN and a Council member at FOSSFA.[1] She is also the founding President of Bokk Jang 2B1-SN NGO, the Executing Agency for DFI and OSIWA E-Riders in Senegal, a founding member of SIRIS and ISOC associations in Senegal, of REGENTI, a gender and ICT network, FOSSFA, and is the National Coordinator of ACSIS Senegal.

Training and African IT Development

She has attended many training programs on computer science, database management, computers in education, web design, internet, multimedia, and networking. After working for ten years within the Senegalese government as a project manager, and for 9 years as the General Manager of a computer service company in Senegal, she ran the 3-year USAID funded Program "Digital Freedom Initiative" in Senegal as the Program Director. As an international consultant for Unesco, UNFPA, UNECA, ITU, USAID, UNDAW, FRANCOPHONIE and IDRC, she has set up computer systems and trained African professionals in several workshops. She has conducted research in the field of Information and Communication Technologies used in education, and gender equality; and has written and published several papers in the same field. She is a member of CATIA (Catalyzing Access to ICTs in Africa) Steering Committee Board. She has been actively involved in the whole process of WSIS as a member of the WSIS Gender Caucus, FOSSFA Council and ACSIS.

Career History

  • Program Manager at Digital Freedom Initiative Senegal / Geekcorps, 2003-2006.
  • Board Member at ISOC Senegal, 1998-2009.
  • Council member at FOSSFA, 2003-Present.
  • ALAC Member at ICANN, 2007-Present.


Fatimata Seye Sylla has a degree in mathematics. She also is an M.I.T./ Media Lab Master of Science with a first university degree from Le Havre University (France) on computer Science. She has a post-graduate management degree from the African regional school in Dakar (CESAG). [2]