Okite - Judith
Ms. Judith Okite, a current member of the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG), is the Internet Governance Coordinator at Free Software and Open source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA), a non-profit, pan-African organization, with a mission that includes promoting the use and adoption of Free and Open Source Software in Africa. She oversees and advises the organization on the current Internet Governance Issues and what direction the organization should take, as it continues to promote the use of FOSS and the FOSS model in African development. She is also an online tutor, with Diplo Foundation’s Internet Governance Capacity Building program (IGCBP).
For the last two years, (2010 & 2011), Judy has successfully coordinated and organized the West Africa Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) face-to-face meetings, which brings together ten (10) West African countries to discuss issues relating to Internet development in the region. She coordinated the region’s participation, held in Nairobi and was very active and resourceful in the DCAD Sessions, in Nairobi, 2011.
Her active participation in Internet Governance is conspicuous at the national and regional and continental levels. She has had the opportunity to work directly or indirectly with the four (4) regional forums in Africa, namely: the East Africa Internet Governance Forum, Secretariat in 2009, Consultant level for the Central Africa Internet Governance Forum (CAIGF), the initial formation team at South Africa Internet Governance Forum (SAIGF), and continue to coordinate the West Africa Internet Governance Forum. She was also instrumental in drafting and coordinating the program that resulted to the formation of the Africa Internet Governance forum that was launched in Nairobi, in 2011.