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Dorothy Gordon is a global leader in the field of technology and development with a special focus on Africa. As a Pan-africanist and feminist she works to bring about greater engagement and action on policy, implementation and evaluation issues relating to the impact of technology on society.
In addition to serving as Chair of the Inter-Governmental Council for UNESCO’s Information for All Programme, she also participates on range of Boards including that of the Institute for Information Technology in Education, the Linux Professional Institute and the World Summit Awards. She is a member of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence expert working group.
As the founding Director-General of the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT she made a significant contribution to participation of women in STEM fields. She was a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance.
A strong supporter of the Open Movement, she is an advocate for the ROAM principles, the use of Open licenses, open source technology, and purpose-driven innovation. As well as consulting, she mentors, volunteers, and serves with a number of local and global initiatives working to define a better technology-enabled future.