IEEE Africa Council History


IEEE Africa Council History
Established date 2018/05/24
IEEE Region 8
Geographic region Africa
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The IEEE Board of Directors approved formation of IEEE Africa Council on June 24, 2018. The inaugural meeting of the Council which held in Tunis on 29th June 2018 was attended by VIPs, IEEE President, Jim Jefferies and IEEE Region 8 Director, Margaretha Eriksson. The other guest speakers who made presentations on how Africa Sections can leverage on available opportunities in their organizations were Sohaib Sheikh – IEEE EAB Committee member; Jamil Dimassi – IBM University Relations Leader in North-West Africa; Prof Jelel Ezzine – UNESCO Chair on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy and Bilel Jamoussi from ITU-T Study Groups Department.

Other important personalities were Jean Gabriel Remy, a former IEEE R8 Director; Cherif Amirat – IEEE Chief Information Officer; Shaun Kaplan – Africa Area Committee Member; Adel M. Alimi – Tunisia Section Chair-Elect and Maciej Borówka – Poland Section Student Activities Chair.

The Section Chairs who attended the inaugural meeting were Abdelouahab Mekhaldi – Algeria; Eric Kuada – Ghana; Charles Onyango – Kenya; Nasser Assem – Morocco Vice Chair; Raphael Onoshakpor – Nigeria; Darryn Cornish – South Africa Vice Chair; Habib Kammoun – Tunisia and Simon Muwowo – Zambia. While Sub-Section Chairs were Shedden Masupe – Botswana and Lwanga Herbert – Uganda.



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