Cisse Kane, ACSIS Chair, holds a PhD in geography (Geneva and Utrecht Universities), a bachelor in arts (Arabic) and a master degree in information systems. He has more than 18 years’ experience on Information and Communication Technologies development issues, including project and program management in developing countries (ICT and decentralization, digital education, e-waste management, etc.), advocacy, financing ICT for development, international negotiation’s, at UNITAR, the Digital Solidarity Fund, etc. and as Civil Society member. Cisse is the author of various publications on urban geography, transportation, ICT, Art issues.
Since the early stages, Cisse has been involved in the World Summit on the Information Society process as founding member of various ICT NGO’s, African Diaspora ICT NGO’s Secretary General in Geneva, Vice-Chair and Chair of ACSIS : the Panafrican network on ICT4SD.