GFCE Secretariat

Martin Koyabe

GFCE Title: Senior Manager AU-GFCE Project
Information: Dr Martin Koyabe has over 25 years experience working on ICT deployment, innovation, research and development, policy, regulation and legislation. Prior to joining the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) to lead the GFCE-AUC collaboration project, he was the Head of Technical Support & Consultancy (TSC) Division at the Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation (CTO) in the UK for the last 7 years. Responsible for managing the delivery of ICT technical support and development assistance to the Commonwealth (which consists of 54 countries) and beyond. Before joining the CTO, he worked as a Senior Researcher & Technical Lead with British Telecommunications (BT) for over 10 years. While at BT he worked on various major projects including BT 21st Century Next Generation Network, developing ICT security solutions, policy and strategies for BT’s lines of business, including cutting-edge research on Future Internet Architecture, and development of a Global Best Practice framework for mitigating Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) on the Internet. Martin has been involved in various ICT projects mainly in Europe, US, Caribbean, Asia Pacific and extensively in Africa. He is also a technical expert for the European Commission (EC), World Bank, UN, ITU and GFCE. He has led and delivered a number of national strategies in Cybersecurity, Broadband, Telecommunication Regulation and Digital Transformation for a number of organisations in various countries. Most recently, he led various global projects, working with various countries, to develop National Cybersecurity Strategies, National Broadband Strategies, Universal Service Funding Frameworks, CERT/CSIRT, Regulations and Policies. Some of these countries include: Botswana, Cameroon, Uganda, Fiji, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Senegal, Eswatini, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Seychelles, Namibia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, The Commonwealth of Dominica, Bermuda, Afghanistan, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, Montserrat, Trinidad & Tobago, South Africa and Liberia. Martin is accredited for being among the first Kenyan Internet engineers to bring full Internet deployment to Kenya in the mid 90s, while working as Principal Engineer for African Regional Centre for Computing (ARCC), Nairobi, Kenya. He has a PhD in Communications Engineering and holds several patents. He is an alumni of Egerton University (KE), Nairobi University (KE), Bristol University (UK), University of Aberdeen (UK), Cambridge University, Judge Business School (UK) and Harvard Kennedy School (USA).
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Martin Koyabe