Ilishebo, Michael

Michael is a Law Enforcement Officer working for Zambia Police Service. He studied Information Technology at The Copperbelt University in Kitwe, Zambia.

Michael's involvement in Internet Governance issues spans from one of the courses he undertook when he was a Cyber Security and ICT Policy Scholar at USTTI (Washington, DC - USA) in 2013. He has actively participated as a Panelist and Speaker on Cyber Security issues at both the Africa IGF (2013 - 2017) and the sub regional Southern Africa IGF (2014 ). He is an alumni of the second African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) which took place in Mauritius. He is also a Four time ICANN Fellow (ICANN 52,55,59 and 62) and active participant at Council of Europe's GLACY+ Cyber crime capacity building programs which includes the annual Octopus CyberCrime conference.

In his quest to bridge the gap between Law Enforcement and other stakeholders, Michael has been a panelist on various digital rights forums such as Forum for Internet Freedom in Africa (2016 and 2017) organised by CIPESA, RightsCON 2017, Internet Freedom Forum 2017 and the Lusaka Internet Forum 2017.

Michael is a Resource Person and Cyber Crime trainer for law enforcement officer courses organised by the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Co-Operation Organisation (SARPCCO) and INTERPOL in Southern Africa. He is also a member of GAC's Public Safety Working Group (PSWG) at ICANN.