Archive for May, 2015

Country Director attends the 5th Annual Freedom Online Coalition Conference in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Gambia Country Director for Computer Frontiers Inc., Mr. Poncelet Ileleji attends “The 5th Annual Freedom Online Conference (FOC)” hosted by the current FOC chair – Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on May 4th and 5th 2015.  This conference consists of governments’ representatives, numerous foreign affairs officials, multinational ICT companies, and Civil Society organizations.  Participants discussed ways in which governments around the world can structure policy-making processes in order to maximize the realization of human rights online within their jurisdiction.  According to Freedom Online Coalition, panels and discussions focused on issues such as rule-of-law, transparency, the Tallin Agenda (for Freedom Online) implementation, and how to maximize non-governmental stakeholder input and participation in government policy making.

Mr. Ileleji partook in discussions addressing rights and freedoms online.  He stated in his remarks that Computer Frontiers adheres to the fundamental principles of Transparency and Privacy online with governments, and various organizations in Africa and across the globe.  Thus, Computer Frontiers has served government and private sector clients in more than 40 countries throughout the world.  Africa IT Solutions South SudanThis ICT Company values transparency, Internet freedom, and privacy online worldwide.

The Freedom Online Coalition is composed of 26 governments who work to advance Internet freedom. This partnership coordinates diplomatic efforts and engages with the private sector to support free expression, association, assembly, and privacy online.  FOC members and working groups are committed to protecting and promoting online freedoms domestically and abroad.  Freedom Online Coalition Working groups were created to convey policy issues facing online freedom and to inform the work of the Coalition and its members.  Mr. Ileleji sits on Working Group 3 to address transparency and privacy online.  Working Group 3 of FOC focuses on the relationship between governments and information & communications technology (ICT) companies, with a particular emphasis on respecting human rights online, including freedom of expression and privacy.

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Country Director attends The High Level ICT Conferences

Gambia Country Director for Computer Frontiers Inc., Mr. Poncelet Ileleji attended The “High Level Conference on Data Revolution” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on March 27th to 28th, 2015.  The African Data Revolution, a side event of the 8th AU-ECA Conference of Ministers, culminated the Africa Data Consensus.  The co-organizers of this event were the African Union Commission (AUC), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and UN Development Program (UNDP).  This conference highlighted the importance of innovative technologies and disaggregated data for decision-making throughout Africa.

Mr. Ileleji partook in discussions by stakeholders in the Data Revolution Conference, organized by the Web Foundation and other partners.  He stated in his remarks that Computer Frontiers maintains IT security and data integrity in our use of ICT as a tool of service delivery in Africa focusing on Call/Contact Center Solutions, Frontier Travel Visa Services, Health Informatics and more.

According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, (UNECA) the African Data Revolution is the shift in the way data is employed on development decision-making with an emphasis on building a culture of usageAt the Conference, key actions from the Africa Data Consensus were discussed, including ideas around developing an inclusive data ecosystem, constructing civil registration systems, and improving data collection, analysis and usage.  Overall, the panel discussions emphasized the call for a broad data ecosystem that includes the entire value chain driven by national priorities through the Fundamental Principle of Official Statistics.

In addition, Mr. Ilelji also attended The Global Conference on Cyberspace, which took place on April 15th to 17th 2015, in The Hague, Netherlands.  The GCCS 2015 promotes international stability in cyber domains and develops safe ways to do business.  African states are now at various stages of developing their cyber security strategy, and Mr. Ilelji is ensuring Africa is engaged helping, Computer Frontiers protect our client companies from threats to their data and privacy through innovative cyber security technologies.

 

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