telecentre.org Foundation board appoints Advisory Council members
The Board of Trustees of the telecentre.org Foundation, the new host of telecentre.org, appointed seven members to the foundation’s Advisory Council during the first board meeting held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in December. At that meeting, the council members discussed their new roles and responsibilities and reviewed the business strategy for the next phase of telecentre.org, which the foundation is finalizing.
In accordance with the by-laws of the foundation, the Advisory Council is made up of an international pool of telecentre experts, partners and network leaders, responsible for advising the board and the executive director, based on their regional realities, on matters pertaining to the telecentre.org program and its implementation.
Telecentre leaders named to the council are: Aminata Maiga of Mali’s Afriklinks (Africa); Reshan Dewapura of Sri Lanka’s Information and Communication Technology Agency (Asia Pacific); Ian Clifford of Telecentre-Europe (Europe); José Avando Souza Sales of ATN in Brazil (Latin America and the Carribean); Sherif El Tokali of the United Nations Development Program in Egypt (Middle East and North Africa); Dr. Latha Pillai of India’s Indira Gandhi National Open University (Telecentre Academy); and Rebecca Masisak of Techsoup Global (Social Enterprise).
In keeping with the global mission of telecentre.org, the Advisory Council will be geographically and thematically representative. In addition to those council members already appointed, additional members shall be identified and added as necessary.