Country of Origin/Country of Residence
Expression of Interest
|Olawale (‘Wale) Shakiru BAKARE
|Nigeria /United Kingdom
|My interest in becoming a member of the European At-Large Organization (EURALO) board is, to assist it building the bottom-up inputs to ICANN’s policy development process.
I have acquired commercial experience both in private and public sectors, and believe this can be utilized to promote the European Regional At-Large’s future development plan, for community process, as well as internet users across the Europe.
The areas have developed skills include but unlimited to Telecommunications, Project Management, Internet-of-Things (IOTs), Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, Cyber-Security. Aside from the technical experience, I have got experience in the field of governance of internet – policy development, and other Information and Communication Technology related laws.
I worked for the Newcastle city and Gateshead Councils on the UK Government’s Digital Scheme program, in the year 2013 and 2014. The program designed to promote the digital awareness in the North-East region of the United Kingdom.
I am a member of the EURALO Individual Users’ Association. A board member and vice chair of Individual Users’ Association since October 2015. I participated in the just concluded IANA Stewardship Transition to the global multistakeholder community, as one of the CWG participants.
Presently, I am a member of CCWG Accountability Working Group. I am an active member of Jurisdiction and Transparency subgroups.
I am a community member of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and participated on its Best Practices on Meaningful Multi-Stakeholder Participation, Establishing and Supporting Computer Emergency Response Team (CERTs) for Internet Security, Creating an Enabling Environment for the Development of Local Content. I contributed to the drafts of Local Content and Emergency Response Team for Internet Security.
My academic experience includes an MSc degree earned in Embedded Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Also, studied Computer Networking and File Management at the Kenton College, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
I earned a certificate in User Innovation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MITx), US. I got a certificate in Initiating and Planning Projects (Project Management) from the University of California, Irvine, US.
|I would like to nominate myself for EURALO ALAC position to replace Veronica Cretu from Moldova. I think Internet users of Eastern Europe are underrepresented in ALAC and ICANN, and gender and regional balance is extremely important for effective functioning of global multistakeholder organization. On other side, Eastern European users lack knowledge and understanding of ICANN activity and concept of multistakeholderism, and I and my organization do our best to fill this gap.