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Pierre Dandjinou

Vice President, global stakeholder engagement
Pierre Dandjinou is currently Vice President, global stakeholder engagement at ICANN, the
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and numbers, headquartered in Los Angeles,
California.. Pierre coordinates ICANN's engagement with African stakeholders and oversees the
implementation of ICANN's African strategy. This strategy largely supports African participation
to policy development at ICANN, capacity building on DNS technology, management and
security, and promotion of the DNS industry in Africa.
Before joining ICANN, Pierre was Executive Director of the multidisciplinary firm ‘Strategy
Consulting Group’ based in Cotonou (Benin) and in Dakar (Senegal); this followed his 12 years
tenure as a Senior Regional Adviser, ICTs for Development and e-Governance, at the United
Nations Development Program (UNDP). In this context, he assisted UNDP offices in sub-Saharan
Africa in various aspects, including the analysis, design and management of information
systems and strategies; Consulting support in ICT policies and strategies for development,
electronic governance (e-Governance) and the Modernization of public administration; as well
as project evaluation and knowledge management.
Before joining the UNDP in 1997, Pierre was Director of the consulting firm ‘Infocom Services’
and carried out several expert missions for many institutions including FAO, CTA, ILCA, la
Francophonie and UNESCO. Pierre has contributed to several initiatives relating to the
development of the internet in Africa; he is a founding member of several institutions and
professional associations, including ISOC, ICANN, and AFRINIC, of ​​which he served as chair of
the Board. Pierre graduated as an engineer, information systems from the Sorbonne Nouvelle
(Paris III) and from the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts in Paris. He has also attended
numerous specialized training courses on the digital economy, artificial intelligence and

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Thursday, November 26

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