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Prof. Nii Narku Quaynor
















Prof. Nii Narku Quaynor pioneered Internet development and expansion throughout Africa for nearly two decades, establishing some of Africa's first Internet connections and helping set up key organizations, he helped to establish the Computer Science Department at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, where he has taught since 1979. He was the first African to be elected to the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and served as an at-large director of ICANN Board for the African region from 2000 to 2003, a Member of the Internet Governance Forum Advisory Group at the United Nations, and Chairman of the Board of Directors at National Information Technology Agency. Quaynor is also a Member of the Internet Society of Ghana, Convener of the African Network Operators Group, was the Founding Chairman of AfriNIC,and was previously an Executive Chairman at AfTLD.He had also served as the Chairman of Network Computer Systems.

Prof. Quaynor is the Chairman of Ghana Dot Com LTD, a position he has held since 2007.

DotConnectAfrica has been a vocal critic of Quaynor's dealings with africa, citing conflicts of interest and abuse of power. Quaynor claims, however, that DCA has criticized everyone involved with africa, including Ministers of State and members of technical community, including Quaynor himself, who is not a bidder but is a member of the AUC DotAfrica Task Force.  He is a member of the IGF Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG).

Prof. Quaynor received the Jonathan B. Postel Service Award in 2007, for his pioneering work in advancing the Internet in Africa by the internet society. He was inducted into the internet hall of fame as a poineer in 2013. See more

Dr. Nii Quaynor pioneered Internet development and expansion throughout Africa for nearly two decades, establishing some of Africa's first Internet connections and helping set up key organizations, including the African Network Operators Group. He also was the founding chairman of AfriNIC, the African Internet numbers registry. He earned a PhD in Computer Science in 1977, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and helped establish the Computer Science Department at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, where he has taught since 1979. He was the first African to be elected to the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and served as an at-large director of ICANN for the African region from 2000 to 2003. Dr. Quaynor was a member of the United Nations Secretary General Advisory Group on ICT, Chair of the OAU Internet Task Force and President of the Internet Society of Ghana. In 2007, the Internet Society awarded him the Jonathan B. Postel Service Award for his pioneering work in advancing the Internet in Africa. He is a member of the IGF Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG). - See more at: http://internethalloffame.org/inductees/nii-quaynor#sthash.lYj3GaFR.dpuf