Kojo Boakye is Facebook’s Director of Public Policy for Africa. He’s an experienced ICT for Development Practitioner, with 15+ years’ experience working with governments, fixed-line and mobile operators, development partners, online service providers, content developers and civil society organisations. Before joining Facebook, he was the Deputy Director of the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), and the Head Research and Consultancy at the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) prior to that.
In addition to an MSc in Development Studies, Kojo holds a BA in African History and Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Much of this work has focused on: broadband affordability; the use of mobile infrastructure and devices for the delivery of services; strategic planning for Universal Service Funds and ICT regulators; increasing internet access; and understanding ICT users’ demand for services, their usage of those services and perceptions of satisfaction.
Current position: Director of Public Policy, Facebook