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Katim S. Touray is an independent development consultant based in Gambia. A follower of the early Internet, he is a well-known advocate for the network and its uses across a range of media and to a wide variety of audiences for over 15 years.

With a B.Agric, an MS, and PhD degrees in Soil Science (from the universities of Nigeria, Montana State and Wisconsin-Madison, respectively), Dr Touray was a researcher for the Ministry of Agriculture in The Gambia, and served as Chairman of the National Agricultural Development Agency (NADA). He has conducted consultancies on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the media, strategic planning, project evaluations, HIV/AIDS, and other subjects for non-governmental organizations, as well as government and UN agencies.

Dr Touray has significant experience as a producer and host of African music, educational, and public affairs talk shows on community radio in the US, and national radio in Gambia. He also served on the Board of Directors of a public access cable TV channel in the US. Dr. Touray has written articles about the Internet and ICT, and helped found the Consumer Protection Association of The Gambia (CPAG). Largely self-educated about the Internet and ICT in general, Dr. Touray has been an Internet user since the early 1990's, and an advocate for leveraging ICTs for development. He is also a free and open source software enthusiast, and serves on the Council of the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA).

Katim S.Touray was selected for the ICANN Board by the Nominating Committee. His current term, which started after the 2008 annual meeting, will end after the conclusion of ICANN's annual meeting in 2011.