Dorothy Gordon

Chair of the UNESCO Information For All Programme, Ghana

Dorothy Gordon is the Chair of the UNESCO Information For All Programme and Board Member of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education. She has worked in the field of international development and technology for over thirty years and is recognized as a leading technology activist and specialist on policy, education, technology, and society in Africa.

Ms. Gordon’s work as a leader, manager, consultant, and speaker has taken her to over 100 countries. She is a strong advocate of the ROAM principles (internet universality), building on her work with the Open Movement and Creative Commons. Leveraging her government, corporate, civil society, and UN policy and management experience, she currently works as an advisor and management consultant.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Gordon was the founding Director-General of the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, and an Associate Fellow with Chatham House. She is actively involved at Board and advisory level in a number of global organisations working on defi­ning our digital future. These include the World Summit Awards, Creative Commons, Global Commission on Internet Governance etc.

She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cyber Policy as well as the International Journal of Gender Science and Technology. Ms. Gordon holds degrees from the University of Ghana and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) of the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.