Dorothy Gordon

Dorothy Gordon

UNESCO, France

Dorothy Gordon is Chair of the Inter-governmental Council of UNESCO's Information for all Programme and a Board Member of UNESCO IITE. She was the founding Director-General of the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, a position which she held for over a decade. She works globally as a policy advisor, evaluator, project manager and organisational management consultant. Over the course of her 30-year career in international development and technology she has held management positions with the UN and global management consulting firms on four continents and is recognised for her specialist work on technology, education and society in Africa . As a strong advocate of the importance of building robust local innovation ecosystems based on open source technologies, she serves on the board and as a mentor to a number of start-ups and women in Tech NGOs as well as the World Summit Awards.

Her work as a leader, manager, consultant and speaker has taken her to over 100 countries. She is a strong advocate of the ROAM principles (internet universality) building on her work with the Open Movement and Creative Commons.