Adebunmi Adeola Akinbo was re-elected to the Internet Society Chapter Advisory Council (ChAC) Steering Committee (SC) as the African Regional Representative. On January 10, 2023, he was elected Vice-Chair, second time running.
Recall that he was elected in 2022 as Vice-Chair, making history a the first African in that role. He also acted as the Chair, reporting to the Board of Trustee, ChAC Representative’s and the Congress at the Annual ISOC Community Week 2022, etc. Adebunmi Adeola Akinbo is the Founder / Chief Executive Officer of DNS Africa Media and Communications. He also runs Online Radios and Community Network Projects in Africa.
The Chapters Advisory Council of the Internet Society (“Chapters AC”) is the advisory body of the Internet Society (“ISOC”) representing its Chapters, as authorized in Article VIII, Section 2 of the ISOC By-laws.
The Chapters Advisory Council (ChAC) brings together representatives from Internet Society chapters around the world. People that support our vision of an Internet for everyone.
In a truly local to global approach, the ChAC is the voice of the chapters to the Internet Society President & CEO and Board of Trustees. Its primary purpose to bring locally informed advice and recommendations to and from the Board on issues that concern the chapters and their members, and may relate to processes, strategies and operations of the Internet Society.
Each ChAC representative has the opportunity to bring any issue they feel is relevant to Internet Society chapters to the ChAC Steering Committee.
The ChAC Steering Committee is a group of nine (9) geographically diverse members elected from among the ChAC representatives to lead the Committee’s discussions and draft recommendations on the topics brought forward by the chapters. The Steering Committee gets approval by the ChAC before presenting the recommendation to the Internet Society President & CEO and Board of Trustees.
The Chair of the Steering Committee manages this process, as well as any subcommittees formed to oversee the development of a recommendation.
The Management of DNS Africa wishes all elected members the best of 2023. Congratulations CEO.