At-Large Statement of Interest (SOI) Form

1) Please enter your Name:

Abdulkarim Oloyede PhD.

2) Picture/Image:
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3) Are you participating in the At-Large advisory process (including email and real-time discussions) as a representative of:

a) ALAC (if so, detail the region and term):

Africa Region (2019-2021), Appointed by NOMCOM

b) A Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) (if so, please detail the region, position and term):

Co-Chair AFRALO Hot Topic WG

c) An ICANN-accredited At-Large Structure (if so, which one):

Individual (1st) Member AFRALO

d) Any ICANN Committee, Constituency or Stakeholder Group (if so, which one(s))?

Vice Chair (Africa) At-Large Technology Taskforce RSSAC Caucus Member Member RSSAC RSS Metrics WP

e) Any other company or organization, whether commercial or nonprofit (if so, please detail the organization and your position):

Vice-Chair International Telecommunication Union (ITU-D) Telecomunication development Advisory Group (TDAG) (2017-2021) Vice Rapporteur ITU question 5/2 (2018-2022) Co- Chair AFRINIC Policy Development Working Group (PDWG) Co- Founder GreenICT initiative

4) Please identify your current employer(s):

Department of Telecommunications, University of Ilorin, Nigeria Department of Electronics Engineering University of York Head, TV and radio Unit, Kwara State University

5) Please identify your current position(s):

Senior Lecturer (Wireless communication and Telecommunication Policy) Post doctoral Fellow, Rutherford Commonwealth Fellowship

6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:

Teaching and Research

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence:


8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:


9) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:

a) Do you, your employer, and/or sponsor have any type of material or financial interest in the At-Large advisory process and its outcomes?


If the answer is “Yes,” please describe the interest:

b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member?


If the answer is “Yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

10) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):

Atlarge Consolidated Policy Development Working Group 

ATLAS III Leadership Development Team 

GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Work Track 

Technology Task Force


Atlarge Technical issue Working Group

RSSAC Root Server System (RSS)  Metrics WP

11) Additional information (optional):

Abdulkarim obtained his First degree in Electrical Engineering, master’s and PhD Degrees in Telecommunications from the University of York, the UK in 2008, 2010 and 2015 respectively. He currently teaches and carries out academic research at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria where he is a Senior Lecturer in Wireless Telecommunications and Telecommunications Policies. He is also a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of York, UK. His research interest includes but not limited to Internet Governance, Internet Protocol, Cognitive Radio, Spectrum Pricing, Propagation Models and Cost-Effective Telecommunication Development. He has published over 50 scientific papers in these fields in reputable journals and conferences around the world.  He is also currently a holder of the prestigious Rutherford Commonwealth Fellowship carrying out a Post-doctoral researcher at the University of York, UK where is working on cost Effective Telecommunication/Broadband Deployment for Africa. He has been representing Nigeria and the Internet Society at various ITU meetings, events and study groups meetings since 2015. He is currently (2017-2021) the ITU-D Vice-Chairman (Africa) for the Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG) and Co-Chair for the AFRINIC policy Development working group (2019-2020). He is also currently the Vice-Rapporteur for the ITU-D study question 5/2 (2018-2022) and Co-Chair for the AFRINIC Policy Development Working Group (PDWG). He has attended all ICANN meetings from ICANN 61 to date, AFRINIC meeting, RIPE meetings and WSIS forum among others. He is a member of the Root Server System Advisory Committee’s (RSSAC) caucus. He is a Co-Chair for the AFRALO hot topics working group among others. Abdulkarim has extensive linkages with the technical/Academic community among other stakeholder communities within and outside Africa. He enjoys travelling and has visited over 45 countries across the globe.  

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At-Large SOI Template v3 (Feb 2014)