TANCon2009 - December 2009 - Virgin Territories: A New Market for Innovative Investment
The African Network
  Speakers
Idris Mohammed
Jerome Okolo
Wilfred Sam-King
Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie
Jacqueline Musiitwa
Chrystabel Davis
AJ Patel
Frederick E. Jordan
Ronald Tamale
Beatrice Chaytor
Kojo Appiah
Eric Kacou
Bimbola Carrol
Omar Arouna
Katrina Manson
Leostan Ekeh
Daniel Makokera
Eric M.K. Osiakwan
Tricia Chirumbole
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
Dr Ramadjita Tabo
Conrad Coyanda Parkzes
Marvin Larbi-Yeboa
Leah Mansaray
David Awuah-Darko
Sanyade Okoli
Mahmoud Idriss
Jörgen Sandström
Omar Arouna
Victor E. Williams
Dr. Richard N. Hayes
Dr. Anthony Osa Oboh
Manilius Garber
Nannette Cutliff
Ariff Shamji
Ronald Harvey
Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani
Gordon Williams
Michael A. T. Kalainkay
Ambrose Obioha Chinagorom
David Jeromin
Millicent Hamilton-Hazeley
Charles Veach
Ladi Okuneye
Folabi Esan
Joe Demby
Tom Carines
Roy Willis
Alfred Fawundu Snr.
Evelyn Lewis
Bolaji Olutade

 

Eric M.K. Osiakwan

Executive Secretary
AfrISPA, GISPA


Eric Osiakwan is the executive secretary both of the African Internet Service Providers Association (AfrISPA) and Ghana Internet Service Providers Association (GISPA). He is a Visiting Fellow at the Berkman Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard University and was also a Visiting Fellow and Scholar at the Stanford University & Reuters Foundation Digital Vision Program in Palo Alto, California. He co-founded the Ghana New Ventures Competition (GNVC) and served as the project’s Chief Operating Officer for 2 years. From 2001 to 2003, he produced and presented “ICT World,” a radio program on the role of ICTs as a tool for accelerating the growth of Ghana’s economy and was invited by the government of Ghana to join the policy team that developed a framework for the Integrated ICT-led Socio-Economic Development Policy. Mr. Osiakwan under his consulting business, Internet Research has consulted for a number of firms, governments and international agencies in the United States, Europe and Africa, including OSIWA, BusyInternet, UNDP and the World Bank Information for Development (InfoDev) program on Open Access for Africa. Mr. Osiakwan published a research document on Ghana’s Internet Industry and co-wrote “The Internet in Ghana” with the Mosaic group. He’s also co-author of the Ghana Chapter of Negotiating The Net (NTN) – the Politics of Internet Diffusion in Africa and was invited by the Royal African Society to contribute ideas to Prime Minister Tony Blairs’ Commission for Africa.

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