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Publications and Presentations

Born, bred and formally educated in Africa, I have directly engaged with policy development processes globally, building capacity and strategy, and enabling the implementation of strategies as it relates to Internet governance and the digital economy.

Abrahams, L and Akinsanmi T.O. (2011) Framework Mapping spectrum regulation and economics against an e‐development perspective: the case for e‐education’ policy position paper published in 2012

Akinsanmi, T.O. (2010) Networked NPOs in the Global South; Knowledge Management and Organizational Effectiveness, Master's Thesis, University of Witwatersrand: Johannesburg (unpublished)

Akinsanmi, T.O. (2007) ‘Access to Access’ in The Power of Ideas: Internet governance in a Multi-stakeholder Environment, Kleinwachter, W. Germany: Land of Ideas: Berlin

Akinsanmi, T.O. (2007) ‘Information and Communications technologies for education: Promises undelivered?’ in Commonwealth Ministers reference book 2007 (pp. 142 – 144), Commonwealth Secretariat: London, United Kingdom

Akinsanmi, T.O. (2006) ‘Gender and online collaborative learning: a Case Study of the Global Teenager project’, in Information for Development (I4D) Magazine, (pps 29 – 30) Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies (CSDMS): Noida, India

Akinsanmi, T.O. (2005) ‘Encouraging the Effective and Sustainable use of Information and Communications Technologies for promoting Education and Development’, in Bracey, B. and Culver,T., Harnessing the potential of ICT for Education: A Multi-stakeholder Approach (pp. 32 – 40), UN ICT Task Force: New York

Akinsanmi, T.O. (2005) ‘Exchanging information and ideas across the global classroom: A case study of the Global Teenager Project in Zimbabwe’, in Mainstreaming ICTs: Africa lives the Information Society; a handbook for development practitioners, Women's Net and Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA): Johannesburg, South Africa

Akinsanmi, T.O. (2003) ‘Behind her eyes: Gender and ICTs’ in What's Next? The future of the Information Society – a youth perspective’, (pps. 212 – 216), TakingITGlobal (TIG) and Youth for Intergenerational Justice and Sustainability (YOIS): Stuttgart, Germany

Research and Thought Leadership

My primary interest and area of engagement lies in policy the space that interrogates the application of digital technologies in the global South (specifically the African subcontinent).
Navigating the tension between what good such technology might produce in institutionally weak, economically floundering and politically compromised countries and the cultural narrative that inevitably informs these as they are deployed in distant cultural spaces – too often disrupting and undermining what little social cohesion exists in those contexts. Discerning what kind of policies are needed to mediate these tensions while harnessing opportunities to ensure that citizens and institutions are empowered to effectively harness new technologies has been my chief occupation for the past decade.  

Titi Akinsanmi


Titi Akinsanmi joins the 2018 Fellowship Cohorts at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. Berkman Klein  is a research center at Harvard University that focuses on the study of cyberspace. Founded at Harvard Law School, the center traditionally focused on internet-related legal issues.


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