Israel Bionyi

Israel Bionyi

Communications and Outreach Manager - Africa

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Biography

Award winning communications specialist and respected former journalist with a strong passion for the planet. Double master’s in Communications and Media and Public Relations from the Universities of Douala, Cameroon and Leicester, UK in the School of Media and Communication. More than 7 years of career experience in international development and journalism. He has won several awards for his work in media and development, including the United Nations Media for Social Impact Leadership Council Award 2018, the Science Media Award and Summit Fellowship, the African Development Bank Energy and Climate Fellowship and the Haller Development Journalism Award 2015.

In 2015 via his found organisation, Development Media for Africa, he organised an environmental writing competition for rural secondary schools in Cameroon, which highlighted the importance of agriculture, when he also won the World Vision for Education and Development award in Cameroon for excellence in promoting rural education. Israel has published several journalistic articles and academic publications focused on data, knowledge communication and media economics.

Latest posts

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Infrastructure and Community Development 11 May 2022

Strengthening Africa’s Domain Name System

The annual Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum has achieved a lot since it launched in 2013. Here are...

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Internet Exchange Points 21 March 2022

Internet Exchange Points: The Differing Development Models in Asia-Pacific

IXPs can be set up in various different ways. Here we showcase three different IXP models in Asia Pacific.

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Internet Exchange Points 16 March 2022

Strengthening the Internet Exchange Point Space in Central Asia

To increase awareness of the benefits of peering, and to encourage the development of more IXPs in Central Asia,...

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Infrastructure and Community Development 11 March 2022

In Ethiopia: Upgrading Youth Skills to Advance the Digital Economy

We created a tailor-made course to train young Ethiopians on how to set up and manage networks efficiently.

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Internet Exchange Points 11 February 2022

An IXP in Bolivia Steps in to Provide Faster, More Reliable Internet—Just in Time

After several years of stagnation, Bolivia’s IXP, PIT Bolivia, now doubles its exchanged traffic every six months

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Infrastructure and Community Development 25 January 2022

GOMIX Brings Faster, Cheaper Internet to Millions in Eastern DRC

GOMIX is the third Internet Exchange Point in the Democratic Republic of Congo, part of the plan to connect...

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