Kafui Prebbie

Kafui Amenu Prebbie has a long history of activism in ICTs for Development in Ghana as well as Africa. He has collaborated, consulted and contributed in various activities of local and International organisations.

As the founder of oneVillage Foundation-Ghana, he works to apply ICT as part of multi-sector approach to development focusing including the areas of Education, Health, Cultural Preservation and ecological consciousness. In his founding role at OVF, he has worked with a number of notable international NGOs and businesses focusing on the development of low cost ICTs: Commonwealth of Learning (CoL), International Institute for Communications and Development (IICD), Young Think Tank of the Club of Rome (tt30) and the World Youth Caucus of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

While working on a Master degree in e-Learning, he is involved in managing the ICT Center in the University of Education Winneba, Ghana.

He also volunteers to coordinate the West African Chapter of the FLOSS4Edu which is a project of COL's Wiki Educator Program. In addition he also serves on several influential ICT4D related committees in Ghana including the University of Education's Teaching and Learning Innovation Group (TELIG).

In 2005, Kafui founded the Winneba Linux Users Group (WiLUG). As the team leader of WiLUG, he coordinates the development of programs to train students at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) and to promote Open Source Technologies in educational capacity building programs.

He is currently focusing on the development of the Winneba Open Digital Village (WODiV) Telecenter Open Digital Villages (a program of oneVillage Foundation). ODiVs are envisioned as multi-sector projects that combine Open Source, Open Hardware and Wireless Technologies to facilitate community oriented sustainable development.

The development of the Open Digital Villages program is the culmination of processes and ideas that began at the ITU Africa 2001 forum where he represented Ghana as the ICT Youth Ambassador and culminated in the Oct 2006 Air Jaldi Wireless Summit which included a series of wireless technology workshops that helped in the planning of the WODiV facility. The Winneba Open Digital Village Telecenter is the first of a planned network of Open Digital Villages to be deployed as part of a long term strategy to develop sustainable business incubators in emerging markets.




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