Abraham - Sunil

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Sunil is the executive director of the Centre for Internet and Society (www.cis-india.org) based in Bengaluru, India. CIS is a 4 year old academic and policy research organisation focusing on accessibility, access to knowledge, internet governance, telecom and digital humanities. He also founded Mahiti (www.mahiti.org) 14 years ago. Mahiti is a social enterprise aiming to reduce the cost and complexity of information and communication technology for the voluntary sector by using free software. For three years starting 2004, Sunil also managed the International Open Source Network (www.iosn.net), a project of United Nations Development Programme's Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme, serving 42 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. He was elected an Ashoka fellow in 1999.