- World Congress
- WSA World Congress 2013 Colombo
- WSA World Congress 2012 Cairo
- WSA World Congress 2009 Mexico
- WSA World Congress 2007 Italy
- WSA World Congress 2005 Tunisia
- WSA World Congress 2003 Switzerland
- 10 Years WSA
Founder and Managing Director
Hermann Toffodji Aplogan is Founder and Managing Director of MobileTech Africa, a mobile application development agency focused on Mobile Marketing and Mobile Commerce, as well as on the WSA-Mobile implementation in Benin. Every two years, MobileTech Africa will organize in Benin an exhibition called ‘’Mobil’Expo’’ advocated to promote the WSA-Mobile winners products as well as their localization in Sub-Saharan Africa. The first edition of this exhibition will take place in December 2010.
Hermann is the former president of Afrique Emergence, a NGO which specializes in empowerment of African young people in ICT sector. He was selected to represent Benin at the ITU-International Telecommunication Union World Youth Forum at Geneva in 2003 and obtained in 2005, the ITU VODAFONE YES SCHOLARSHIP to complete his Master degree in Management and Communication. He also took part at the ITU TELECOM ASIA 2008 event in Bangkok as the ITU Youth Forum Alumni.
In 2008, he worked with Positivo Informatica (Brazil) as Benin-based Independent Vendor of the E-Blocks® software, a multi-sensory learning approach for beginners. In 2005, E-Blocks® received the prestigious WSA Award for the best e-Learning solution.
Mr. Aplogan is also co-founder of CarWash Africa Inc., a group of companies dealing and working with WashTec Group (Germany), the world market leader in car washing technology, to modernize the car wash industry in West and Central Africa.
DSF-FSN Project in Burundi
JEAN PAUL NKURUNZIZA is actually the animator of the pilot project of Digital Solidarity Fund in Burundi and Secretary General of BYTC ( Burundi Youth training Centre: www.bytc.bi) In 2006, Jean Paul NKURUNZIZA was elected as the deputy Chairman of the Burundian Chapter of ISOC ( www.isoc.bi ). In 2007, Jean Paul NKURUNZIZA is leading the Burundi Community Telecentre Network. As formal training, Jean Paul NKURUNZIZA graduated in Educational Sciences in 2000 from the University of Burundi. From that date, he got interested by ICT. He followed the WSIS process. That’s why he got in touch with the WSA project. Then, he was the national WSA Expert for Burundi, in 2003, 2005 and 2007. From March 2007 to July 2007, he successfully attended the online training on Internet Governance organised by Diplo Foundation ( www.diplomacy.edu). For 2008, Jean Paul NKURUNZIZA is following the Training program for tutor in order to be able to be an authorised tutor for online training on Internet Governance.
Chairman & CEO
AfricaCom International Group
EXPERIENCE PROFESSIONNEL - President Directeur Geleral AFRICACOM INTERNATIONAL (2003) - Directeur General Microsys International - Membre de la commission nationale d'analyse des textes reglementaires devant regir le secteur des telecommunications au Cameroun - Expert Consultant Informatique aupres de plusieurs entreprises en Europe et en Afrique Juin 2003: Election en juillet 2003 a Tokyo (Japon), dans le cadre de l'Asian African Business Forum (AABF), au poste de President du Reseau Africain des Professionnels des TIC, en abrg RAPTIC qui, aujourd'hui, est une association de 212 membres repartis dans 23 pays africains. Depuis le 15 novembre 2004, Mr NSOGA JOHN JOHN pilote le projet AFRICACITY-ONLINE dont la mission prioritaire est d'assister les collectivites locales africaines, notamment les communes, dans la realisation du developpement durable par l'appropriation locale des TIC. A ce titre, AFRICACITY-ONLINE aide les communes interessees a adopter les usages potentiels des TIC dans leur processus de developpement. Dans ce cadre, il renforce les competences des partenaires locaux dans les communes slectionnes pour formuler, executer et grer les politiques et les projets de dveloppement a base des TIC. A ce jour, 1733 communes affilies au programme. Novembre 2004: Doaula. President lu du US-Africa Business Executive Council, en Abrg WASHINGTON COUNCIL.
YES - Youth Employment Summit
Apart from his activities at the university and his engagement at the UNEP (United Nation Environment Program) as associate advisor, the main thrust of intervention's policies in advanced technologies of Mr. TAY Kudzo : GEOGRAPHIC AREA : WEST AFRICA, Cote d'Ivoire; Heightening public awareness through the organisation of the internet festival in Africa since 1997. Research and consulting by the creation of an IT observatory in West Africa, at French culture centre. Administrator of FR@NCONET network.: multiplication of common access points with the support of : INTIF, Bordeaux France and the world Bank group. member of Internet Society, prize winner of the Belgium excellence centre of telecommunication (cetel), Member of global alliance for youth employment, Member of the Global Community Network, Author of many reports/ Communication/ Publications on the IT4D –IT for development Thematic.
His network is currently studying the coverage of rural zones in West Africa by wireless access technologies.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Centre Africain d´Echange Culturel (CAFEC)
Baudouin Schombe is founder and cashier of TICAFRICA and currently working as coordinator for the Center of Cultural Exchange (Centre Africain d´Echange Culturel, CAFEC).
During his career, Baudouin has been active as consultant or expert for many noted organisations (ICANN, Institut Géographique du Congo, Ministère Du Plan, Union Africaine, …) and was working in various different countries (Djibouti, Sénégal, Benin, Tchad, …).
He holds a degree in Information and Communication Sciences in Kinshasa and has obtained many certificates in Internet-Government and e-education.
Furthermore he is member of the Task Force of dot Africa for the African Union and member of the Internet User Community de CANN.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Chief Technology Officer
Democratic Republic of the Congo
IT Network Team Leader
Christian Bope Domilongo is currently working as IT Network Team Leader for IBM. In addition to that he engages himself to AfriNIC as Board Member. AfriNIC is the Registry of Internet Number Resources for Africa. Before holding these positions, he worked for several organisations, such as Airtel DRC, Standard Telecom Congo, Congo Korea Telecom (CKT) and Banque Centrale du Congo (BCC). Since 2009, Christian Bope Domilongo has been a lecturer at the University of Kinshasa (DRC) and is a counsellor for the Non Profit Organisation BSD Congo.
Christian Bope Domilingo has completed a number of trainings such as CERT Technical and Manager Course and Zain Training Academy (Quintica, HP).
In 2012 he joined the network of the World Summit Award to support national expert Baudouin Schombe in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ethiopian Information Technology Professional Association
Dagmawi Lemma has been involved in the ICT area and related field such as GIS (Geographical Information System) and CAD (Computer Aided Design) for more than 13years.He received both his BSc and MSc Degree in Computer Science at Addis Ababa University. In line of his professional career he worked at managerial positions as well; as Deputy Manger of HiLCoE Computer Systems and Engineering (2003-2004), IT Manger of Afro European Engineers (2007-2009). He is now PhD Candidate at Addis Ababa University IT Doctoral Program in Software Engineering Track, Lecturer at Addis Ababa University (www.aau.edu.et) ,President of Ethiopian IT Professionals Association (www.eitpa.org.et) , Consulting Director General at JoInT Computer Systems and Services. Dagmawi is also the author of How to Build Malicious Process Conscious Operating System (Book) ISBN ISBN 3639210050
He has worked as Technical Committee member for the policy making of Standardization of Ethiopian IT Professionals. Before he becomes president of EITPA, he represented EITPA as one of the Intermediary Organizations (IOs) from Africa during NOV@TECH 2008. His role, among others, was to facilitate NOV@TECH2008 and nominate and select potential ICT projects and firms. For his active participation and contribution he has been selected as one of the 5 IOs representatives invited to CeBIT 2008, Hannover.
Inspector of Labor
Ministry of Labor
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