Welcome to the 2021 African Internet Governance Forum! The conference happened on the 14th - 16th of  December  2021 and recordings of each session are available for you to explore and enjoy anytime.  Contact us: info@afigf.africa.

Theme: Advancing digital transformation in Africa in the face of Crisis
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Adugna Necho

Internet Society Ethiopia Chapter
Founding President
Bahir Dar
My name is Adugna Necho, lecturer of computer engineering at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia and  the Founding President of the Internet Society Ethiopia Chapter. I am a PhD student, and my research area are Computer Networks, Wireless Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks,  IoT, specifically industrial IoT.

Educational activities:
  • B.Sc and MSc degrees in Computer engineering from Adama Science and Technology University in 2013 and Mekelle University in 2018, both in Ethiopia respectively.
  • Started working at Bahir Dar University since 2013 and  have taught many courses with lab manuals preparation such as basic computer programming in c++, distributed systems in java, compiler design in c++, programing languages course using different languages and deliver them effectively,
  • Deliver computer skills and online learning training for many high schools and preparatory schools' teachers and IT professionals in and around Bahir Dar during and before covid-19 time,.
  • Leading many community services as principal investigator and participate as member
  • working on administrative activities, such as being the leader of software and data science courses chair for two years, the head of the hardware and networking department for one year
  • Leading and participating on curriculum development of computer engineering programs such as UG, MSc and PhD and different committee works.
Volunteer activities:
  1. Internet Society Ethiopia Chapter: I am an initiator, founding member and president of Internet Society Ethiopia Chapter from 2020 - 2023. During my presidency, I have participated in many national and international Internet related conferences, writing grant proposals, implement the projects, writing reports and leading projects. I always organize, facilitate and moderate Internet related workshops, webinars, conferences and events, mobilize members and participate in national and international affairs, leading the chapter as per the charter and bylaws. Participating in steering committee on Abchikili Community networks project for community Internet connectivity in the schools, Hospital, residents and kebele administration.
  2. ICANN:  I supported ICANN staff in organizing and facilitating ICANN community engagement workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at Capital Hotel from Nov 24 &25 2022. Managing hotel booking for ICANN staff, booking conference hall, registering conference attendees, facilitating and booking tea break and lunch were my role.
  3. Tana Haik Alumni Network: based in USA and support Tana Haik School in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. I am Bahir Dar office coordinator.
    - Coordinating the support from Tana Haik Alumni network for Tana Haik high school, students, scholarship for high scorer students and female sanitary facilities.
    - Posting call for scholarship, registering candidates, selecting the winners with selection committee, reporting the result to the alumni
    -advising and supporting students, Facilitating supports from other bodies to the school

Mentoring Experiences:

  1. Internet Society Early Career program fellowship mentor in 2021 and 2022 for coaching, training, leading projects of mentees;
  2. Internet Society IGF Youth Ambassador Fellowship program mentor in 2022 for coaching, training, leading projects of mentee;
    For more:
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6466-9027  
    Website: https://bit.bdu.edu.et/fece/node/275
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