Mr Michel TCHONANG LINZE is General Coordinator of the CAPDA (Consortium d’Appui aux Actions pour la Promotion et le Développement de l’Afrique) and Expert / Consultant «ICT for Development». In the exercise of its responsibilities, this engineer has been led to develop a particular expertise in the diffusion of ICTs to the deprived populations by means of ICT. He has participated in numerous pilot projects and international ICT meetings (WSIS, IGF, Euro-ICT …). He is the former ACSIS Regional Coordinator for Central Africa. Vice-Chairman of Working Group 2 on IPV4 and IPV6 for the 2013 Telecommunications Policy Forum in ITU.

 In his role of Expert in Internet governance and Digital Economy development, he regularly runs forums on the IGF theme. He co-organized the IGF Central Africa in 2012 in Cameroon and 2015 in Equatorial Guinea. He produced several articles on ICT, and in February 2015 a small document entitled “FOR EMERGENCY: NECESSITY OF A COMMITMENT AND PARTICIPATION OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY ICT ORGANIZATIONS” and an article on “ICT and Handicap” …. He has carried out research on the participation / appropriation, research and implementation of telecommunications and ICT solutions for economic and social development, adapted to the specific constraints and needs of the developing countries . For more than 6 years, he has been leading the debate on themes related to cybersecurity (protection of children and vulnerable people), building digital or intelligent cities, digital transition, exchange points.

He is one of the actors developing participatory initiatives that help promote ICTs in Africa and strengthen the cooperation at regional and international levels.