I am the principal researcher for the Digitizing Africa Project (DAP). I am currently pursing my master of engineering degree in Technical Entrepreneurship. I graduated from Lehigh University's College of Business and Economics with a bachelor's in Business Information Systems. Prior to my experiences in Africa, I participated in the Smart Spaces Project (NSF-REU sponsored) as part of the Lehigh University Mountaintop Project Initiative in the summer of 2014.
Professor Kwame Essien, Ph.D. is the principal project faculty adviser for DAP. A professor with joint appointments in the Department of History and the Department of Africana Studies, he is the Director of the Lehigh in Ghana Study Abroad Program. He has worked with me for the past three years with the Digitizing Africa Project. He has provided academic coordination and preparation for the project to ensure academic success and student growth in this field of study.
Exploit and centralise the knowledge capital in African technological advances.
Transform the digital frontier in Africa that better impact lives of all Africans.
Requires cooperation of several African countries and the diaspora to combine insights to further growth on the Continent.
Ensuring a safer and more secure Africa in terms of information commerce and technology development.
“We cannot wait for governments to do it all. Globalization operates on Internet time. Governments tend to be slow moving by nature, because they have to build political support for every step.”
“In Africa today, we recognise that trade and investment, and not aid, are pillars of development.”
“Citizens’ perceived usefulness of technology in engaging with government is influenced by the availability and accessibility of such technology.”
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