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Fotjon Kosta

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Organization: Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, Albania IGF
Affiliation: ALAC
EURALO
Fellowship Program
SSAC
Stakeholder Group(s): Government/Inter-Governmental Organization
Region: Europe
Country: Albania
Email: fotjon_kosta@yahoo.com
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Fotjon Kosta is an Albanian ICT professional working in the Albanian Government, in Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy in Policies and Strategies Development for Telecommunication and Post Unit. The last 11 years Kosta has worked in the private sector and the governmental sector, focusing on ICT projects, telecommunication, broadband development and cybersecurity.

Career History

  • 2017 - actually, Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy as Head of Unit Policies and Strategies Development for Telecommunication and Post
  • 2013 - 2017 Ministry of Energy and Industry as ICT Expert/ cybersecurity Expert
  • 2008-2013, Ministry of Economy Trade and Energy as Head of ICT/ICT Expert
  • 2011-2012, Economist Private High-School, teaching ICT
  • 2008-2011, Albanian Online Service Provider, engineer (part-time)
  • 2007-2008, General Support Brigade, Ministry of Defense as ICT Expert for Network Infrastructure
  • 2006-2007, BNT Electronics, Toshiba & Fujitsu Siemens Albania, ICT Engineer


ICANN and Internet Governance Participation

  • Since 2015, He is engaged and contributor in national, regional, European and Global level in the fields of Internet Governance, cybersecurity/Trust and Security, digital policies, IoT, online privacy, digital infrastructure, connectivity, etc., 
  • ICANN Fellow 57, 58, 59 and 62
  • IGF 2015 - 2019
  • EURODIG 2016 - 2019
  • SEEDIG 2016 - 2019
  • APrIGF 2016 (remote participation)
  • RIPE NCC see5 2016, 76, 78
  • SIF 2019 
  • 2017 - actually, initiator and Coordinator of Albania IGF
  • 2017- actually,  member and board member with Secretary position on EURALO Individual Association at ALS
  • 2019 Ambassador of South Eastern Europe Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG)
  • 2019 - 2020 Board Member Selection Process Committee (BMSPC)

Education

  • During the year 2008-present, Kosta has being trained in several International and National institutions on Administration and Networking (Microsoft and CISCO), cybersecurity, infrastructure and telecommunications.
  • 2002-2008 State University of New York Bachelor of Science Degree with Computer Science Major
  • 1999-2002 Technical Educational Institute of Amaliada (T.E.E.) in Greece, with a Computer Science degree and a Certificate of Excellence's