Dorothy K. Gordon
Ghana’s Advanced Information Technology Institute
Dorothy K. Gordon is the Director-General of Ghana’s Advanced Information
Technology Institute (the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT),
which provides IT training and consulting and promotes context-appropriate
R&D in information and communication technology. Her current work focuses
on how best to accelerate development in Africa by helping countries to take
fuller and more creative ownership of the development of ICT, and to tap into
the opportunities that exist within the global innovation economy.
As a specialist in international development with more than 20 years
experience, she has consulted to businesses and governments and has worked
globally in the public sector and with civil society organizations, with
increasing management and leadership responsibilities. She is currently Chair
of the E-Government Commission of WITFOR 2009 (the World IT Forum) and
President of the IPv6 Forum-Ghana. She is also the Africa spokesperson and
Eminent Expert for World Summit Awards-Ghana, and a member of the Champions
Network of UNGAID (the UN Global Alliance for ICT for Development).
Dorothy holds degrees from Ghana and the UK.