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Mr. Donkor, Wisdom

Wisdom Donkor has specialization in E-government and networks infrastructure, open government data Policies platforms and community development, Internet governance policies, software engineering, databases and consolidation, and human resource planning and development. Wisdom is currently working with National Information Technology Agency as an Engineer and is the Technical Lead person for the Ghana Open Data Initiative Project.  He also work as the National Secretariat Manager for the Information Technology Association of Ghana (ITAG). Wisdom recently co-foundered an NGO, Africa Open Data and Internet Research Foundation (AFRIODIRF).

He has the following qualification, Diploma in Business Computing, diploma in Computer Science,  Degree in Computer Science, Master’s Degree in Human Resource Planning and Development (HRP&D) and have taken several professional courses including CCNA, Linux Fundamentals and Administration, Micro Technology part I & II, A+ & N+, ESRI GIS, GIS, Oracle, Advance Web Technologies, Diplo Internet Governance, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Government Administration and Human Resource Development at Macro and Micro levels of HRP&D, Administrative Reforms Migration and its Implication and Gender Issues at Micro and Macro levels of HRP&D, Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition, SDG Academy: Feeding a Hungry Planet in Agriculture Nutrition and Sustainability.

Wisdom is a member of ICANN Non Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG), ICANN Non Commercial Users Constituencies (NCUC), Generic Name Supporting Organisation (GNSO), ICANN At-Large: AFRALO, World Bank Open Data working Team, Civil Society Coordinating Group (CSCG), Africa Open Data Collaborative, Diplo Foundation, Access to Scientific Information Resources in Agriculture (ASIRA) of UN-Food and Agriculture (FAO), Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) and Geospatial World Forum.

Wisdom has been an ICANN Fellow, coach and Mentor for several ICANN meetings. He is also a member of the following committees and working groups:

Advisory Committees:
1. Member of the UN Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (IGF-MAG)
2. Member AU Africa Internet Governance Forum  Working Group
3. Member, National SDG’s Data Road Maps Advisory Committee, Ghana
4. Member, Ghana Energy Access Data Task Force
5. Member, Ghana Open Government Partnership (OGP) advisory Committee

Working groups:
He is a voluntary member of the following working groups: ICANN GNSO New gtLD working Group, ICANN-IANA Transition Cross Community Working Group (CCWG), ICANN GNSO RPM working group, OGP Open Data Working Group, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) working Group. Vice Chair A4AI Ghana Consumer working group. He has also work in several IGF MAG working groups (IGF Best Practice Forum on Policy Options for Connecting and Enabling the next Billions, IGF Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity, IGF Best Practice Forum on Gender and Access, IGF Best Practice Forum on Local Content, IGF Best Practice Forum on Communication and Outreach, IGF Multi-Year Strategic Work Program Working Group etc.).

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 678