United Kingdom

Kojo Boakye

Director, Public Policy, Africa, Facebook

Kojo Boakye is Facebook’s Director of Public Policy for Africa. He’s an ICT for Development practitioner with 17+ years’ experience working with governments, fixed-line and mobile operators, development partners, online service providers, content developers, entrepreneurs, and civil society organisations. Prior to joining Facebook he was the Deputy Executive Director of the World Wide Web Foundation’s Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), and he previously headed Research and Consultancy at the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO). Before being asked to lead Facebook’s policy work in SSA Kojo’s work focused on broadband affordability, connectivity and access, with a special focus on the socio-economic impact of broadband services. Today, his work involves the full gamut of policy matters that impact the digital economy, including data privacy, content policy, taxation, cybersecurity, election integrity, online safety, digital literacy, digital payments, and entrepreneurship. Kojo continues to be passionate about creating opportunities for Africa and Africans. Most recently, he joined the board for Junior Achievement Africa. In addition to an MSc in Development Studies, Kojo holds a BA in African History and Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

Schedule

19 OCT
12:15 pm
12:45 pm

Forging A Collaborative Leadership Between Government regulators, Industry And The Public For A Holistic Digital Transformation

Telecom (5G + 6G)
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