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Eric Osiakwan

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Eric M.K Osiakwan is the Executive Secretary both of the African Internet Service Providers Association (AfrISPA, and the Ghana Internet Service Providers Association (GISPA, He is also a Visiting Fellow and Scholar at the Stanford University and Reuters Foundation Digital Vision Program @, Project Co-ordinator for UC Berkeley TIER Group in Ghana @ and affiliate of the Berkman Centre for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School @

During the past five years, he has been involved in a number of information and communication technology (ICT) related projects and initiatives in the US, Europe and Africa for a number of Governments, companies, NGOs, and international agencies. He is currently a Consultant to the WorldBank’s Information for Development program on Open Access for Africa (InfoDev, He is also a consultant to BusyInternet (, UNDP Ghana and OSIWA (

Eric was invited by the Royal African Society to contributed ideas to Prime Minister Tony Blairs’ Commission for Africa @

He self published a research document on Ghana’s Internet Industry (GII). Co-authored “The Internet in Ghana” with the Mosaic group using the GDI methodology @ also co-authored the Ghana chapter of Negotiating The Net (NTN) – the Politics of Internet Diffusion in Africa @

He is an associate of Spintrack AB, Sweden (, Balancing Act, UK ( and African Analysis CC, S.A ( He is also a director of InHand ltd ( and PenPlusBytes ( He co-founded the Ghana New Ventures Competition (GNVC, He is a member of a number of professional bodies including:


Sep 2, 2008 @ 1:30 PM

The Climate of Innovation Around Information Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ghanaian internet entrepreneur and researcher Eric Osiakwan and the Berkman Center's Ethan Zuckerman discussed the climate for innovation around information technology in Sub…