Remmy Nweke, ACSIS Vice-President

Remmy Nweke, ACSIS Vice-President

Remmy Nweke, with over 19-year experience in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) analytical exposure, leads a team of strategists at DigitalSENSE Africa Media group, a certified At-Large Structure (ALS) by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA) Media group, also publishes the international multiple award-winning medium including ITRealms, NaijaAgroNet and DigitalSENSE Business News, where Remmy doubles as the Group Executive Editor.

DigitalSENSE Africa Media over the years has created series of engagements through enlightenment of populace on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) tapping from DSA’s annual rallying point for stakeholders via Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum Series (NDSF) since 2009; Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable, and PC Summit among others.

Remmy was a pioneer editorial board member of the Highway Africa News Agency (HANA) based at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, and won the Siemens African Profile Award for 2004 and 2005; thus becoming the first Nigerian to win such awards for excellence in science and technology reporting twice. In addition, I emerged the second prize in Local Content Application category at the African Information Society Initiative (AISI) awards 2005 organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

At the 10th Highway Africa conference-06, Remmy was adjudged the SABC-HANA Journalist of the Year in recognition and promotion of creative, innovative and appropriate use of new media technology on the continent in South Africa. At the Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP-07) in Malaysia, Remmy took the second prize in ICT Research and Innovations category of AISI, among other international and local awards.

A certified member of the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) and Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP); at Idlelo 4 of the Free and Open Source Software Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) Remmy won the first-ever FOSSFA-Deutsche Welle Africa Reporter award in Accra, and a member of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10) Selection Committee 2015.

Lately, Remmy served as an elected Executive Board member of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), and worked as a member of the Registrar Accreditation Committee, Finance and Establishment Committee as well as chairman, Communication and Publicity at NIRA to name a few. Just as I serve in the ALAC Subcommittee on Outreach and Engagement under the At-Large Advisory Committee of ICANN’s AFRALO – African Regional At-Large Organisation. He is equally the pioneer secretary of media-based NGO, BARK Foundation for Knowledge Economy as well as the ECOWAS Network of Science Journalist (ENSJ).

Remmy holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Malta on Contemporary Diplomacy, aside having a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication (Journalism) as well as Ordinary National Diploma from the Institute of Journalism & Management, Enugu, Enugu State-Nigeria, among other certification in Computer Studies and Online Journalism and Management from the German International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) Berlin. He is also the author of “A Decade of ICT Reportage … The Award-winning series” among others.

Remmy, a well-travelled mediapreneur has equally attended Open Data training in Kenya for CAADP Journalists Network and participated as a fellow at a Cyber Policy on Human Right Defenders in London recently and was nominated into International WHO’S WHO of Professionals 2009 Edition.

A member of Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Remmy is equally the chairman of the Communication and Advocacy Committee (CAC) of the IPv6 Council Nigeria among others.

On November 2, 2016, Remmy was elected Vice President, African Civil Society on the Information Society (ACSIS 2016-2020).