Dawit Bekele

Dawit Bekele

Regional Vice President - Africa

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I am a Regional Vice President for Africa at the Internet Society.

I have more than two decades of experience in Internet development in Africa and around the world. At the Internet Society, I worked at various positions to support Africa around Internet policy and technology. Before joining the Internet Society in 2006, I worked at Addis Ababa University as an assistant professor. I also have extensive experience as a consultant for major international organizations and in the private sector.

I received my undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. degrees from Université Paul Sabatier in France, all degrees in Computer Science. I also hold a Masters in Business Leadership from the University of South Africa.

I am an Ethiopian citizen living in Geneva.

Image credit: © Jordi Ruiz Cirera/Panos

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A Partnership to Improve Africa’s Internet Infrastructure Resilience and Reliability Thumbnail
Measuring the Internet 30 July 2020

A Partnership to Improve Africa’s Internet Infrastructure Resilience and Reliability

Last week, we announced an expanded partnership with AFRINIC, the Regional Internet Registry for the African region. On Friday, 24...

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Growing the Internet 3 March 2020

The First Ethiopia Internet Development Conference: Meeting Challenge and Opportunity Head On

When it comes to Ethiopia’s future online, there are many reasons to feel optimistic. The country has one of...

The Internet Society’s African Chapters Join the African Union and Other Partners to Discuss IoT Security, Privacy, and Digital ID in Africa Thumbnail
About Internet Society 23 April 2019

The Internet Society’s African Chapters Join the African Union and Other Partners to Discuss IoT Security, Privacy, and Digital ID in Africa

In collaboration with the Africa Union Commission (AUC), the Africa Telecommunication Union (ATU), and Omidyar Network, from 8-11 April...

Africa Needs Its Internet Institutions More Than Ever, Especially AFRINIC Thumbnail
Internet Governance 21 November 2018

Africa Needs Its Internet Institutions More Than Ever, Especially AFRINIC

At the recent African IGF in Khartoum, on November 5, participants of the workshop on “Strengthening the Institutional Capacity...

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Internet Governance 12 October 2018

Internet Society submits comments for the revision of the Ethiopian Cybercrime law

Imagine how much the Internet has changed our lives in the last few decades. Today, thanks to the Internet,...

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Community Networks 18 September 2018

Third Summit on Community Networks in Africa a Success

Last week was an exceptionally exciting week for the African Regional Bureau as we successfully held, in partnership with...

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