Remmy Nweke

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Country: Nigeria
Email: remnek [at] digitalsenseafrica.com.ng
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Remmy Nweke is the Lead Consulting Strategist, DigitalSENSE Africa Media, an At-Large Structure (ALS) and a member of the Non-Profit Organisation (NPOC) and is NPOC Representative to the Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG) Finance Committee.

Remmy’s led team of Strategists have consistently focused on developing initiatives that engender and improve understanding of key issues of importance to our immediate community, which include but not limited to youth, students, women and community-based association to convey Internet efficacy via enlightenment on how best to increase usability positively, especially among the youths, who are furiously targeted as part of efforts at ‘catching them young’ and stimulating knowledge via our Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) since 2009 and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable from 2011, which are annual events organized and hosted by my team and structured to serve multi-stakeholder needs.

At the sub-regional level, Remmy led a team that successfully organized and midwifed the first-ever West African Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) hosted by Nigeria in Lagos in 2011.

In November 2016, Remmy was elected the Vice President, African Civil Society on the Information Society (ACSIS) and has since then lead a team of ACSIS in the LOC of the West African Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) and African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) respectively among others.

Remmy has a pretty idea what the challenges are from this part of the world from the African premise and having practiced in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector in the over 21 years and adorned with several awards on Information Society via UNECA to attest these efforts.

Also in Nigeria, DigitalSENSE Africa effort at building multistakeholderism gave rise to nurturing of what is today known as Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) of which Remmy is equally serving as a member of the NIGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (NIGF-MAG), just as he served as a member of the Civil Society Selection Group for the WSIS+10 Stakeholder Selection Committee for the United Nations President of the General Assembly and Civil Society Selection Committee for the High-Level Meeting on WSIS+10, among others.

DigitalSENSE Africa Media further have publishing affiliation with multiple-awarding winning ITREALMS; NaijaAgroNet and DigitalSENSE Business News.

Remmy holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Malta on Contemporary Diplomacy, aside having a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication (Journalism) as well as Ordinary National Diploma from the Institute of Journalism & Management, Enugu, Enugu State-Nigeria, among other certification in Computer Studies and Online Journalism and Management from the German International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) Berlin. Remmy is the author of “A Decade of ICT Reportage … The Award-winning series, & Sagacity of a digital revolution,” in addition to having Diploma from Diplo Foundation since 2005 on Internet Governance Capacity Building, and completed a certification course on Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to name but a few.

Lately, Remmy served as an elected Executive board member, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA Board.[1]), the managers of .NG country code Top Level Domain and extended my services to several committees including Communications and Publicity, Accreditation, Finance and Establishment; a Vice President of over 175-member African Civil Society on the Information Society (ACSIS), as well as the branch Secretary, Cyber Security Expert Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) and former publicity secretary, Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) cum chairman, International Relations of NIG; pioneer Secretary, ICT Media Initiative; BARK Foundation – a knowledge-base advocacy group; Internet Governance Caucus (IGC), to name a few.

Remmy is an active individual member of ICANN’s Generic Name Supporting Organisations (GNSO) like Non-Commercial Users Stakeholder Group (NCSG) - Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) and Non-Profit Concern Constituency (NPOC) respectively and has been in forefront of all-inclusive diversity advocacy and presently serving as NPOC Representative to NCSG-Finance Committee, having earlier served as a team member of bylawyers of Non-Profit Concern Constituency (NPOC) of NCSG among others.

In addition, Remmy is a consistent member of At-Large Advisory Committee of ICANN under AFRALO - African Regional At-Large Organisation; member of the ALAC Subcommittee on Outreach and Engagement; Fellow, Cyber Security Policy on Human Rights Defenders; Chairman, Communication & Advocacy Committee (CAC), IPv6 Council Nigeria, Internet Society Nigeria chapter.]

References

  1. Interview at San Francisco Meeting, 3/16/11
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