Yacine Khelladi

Economist, international consultant
Project/program/policy design, implementation, management and evaluation.

Experience in: Digital Development, Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), National ICT Policies and Strategies, Digital Agendas and Broadband Plans, Social and economic Development policies, Access to Knowledge and Innovation, Research Networks (NRENs), Monitoring and Evaluation, Telecentres, Emerging Tech, Artificial Intelligeance Organizational Development, Open Data, Open Government, Community Grassroots organizations - rural livelihoods - sustainable and Community Ecotourism Private sector support, ICT strategic adoption in any sector, multilingual and multi-stakeholder consultations, facilitation ofCaribbean Open Institute (COI) , Knowledge Management, , Networking Virtual communities and communities of practice, strategic planning, gender and environmental mainstreaming and analysis, NGO participation/engagement, events organization, Haiti and Dominican Republic bi-national issues, ICT's in the Caribbean, user focused evaluation methodologies as Outcome Mapping EU Result Oriented Monitoring, etc.

Work experience in Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Algeria, Barbados, Bangladesh, Botswana, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Dominica, El Salvador, Egypt, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Guyana, Grenada, Haiti, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Martinique, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Morocco, Nicaragua, Peru, Rwanda, Spain, Saudi Arabia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Tunisia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, USA, Venezuela, Wallis and Futuna, Zambia.



When I started this web page in 1996

20 years later, 2016

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Permanent jobs/positions

- Executive Coordinator (volunteer) of  Fundación Taigüey  a Dominican NGO that implements both grassroots community based projects (community technology empowerment, cultural production, knowledge access, non formal education sustainable community based ecotourism, women cooperative doing agro processing, environment, income and gender related project) and regional knowledge networking and communities of practice, with support from several international development cooperation agencies. Has coordinated projects as: Open Data events DevCa2012, DevCa2013 and DevCa2016 La Cienaga Community telecentre the Caribbean Telecentre Alliance ACT!ivate project, the Community Eco-Tourism in La Cienaga, the La Cienaga agroprocesing Women's Cooperative the regional Carisnet: Caribbean ICT stakeholders Networking support project, and the Caribbean ICT Virtual Community (CIVIC) moderation. Also the Bohio: virtual platform to promote Dominican Haitian civil society dialogue and Kiskeya Alternative Destination - on electronic commerce and sustainable tourism , the CACT-Dominicanos(telecentros) and Telecentres Haiti / HaitianTelecentres (French / Creole)

Owner-Manager of a small Organic Farm  EL TIZNAO, south coast of the Dominican Republic (since July 2003)


Internet society,
Caribbean ICT Stakeholders Network CIVIC,
Associate of the UNDP Experts Network for the Area of Democratic Governance (RS-LAC framework contractor) –
Caribbean Open Institute (COI)
Caribbean Evaluators Networks (CEI)

Other Virtual communities / networks moderation-animation:

Past institutional memberships

- 1996- 12/2002: Co founder and Project Manager for
Kalalú (Afro Caribbean Performing Arts Research and Training Lab )

- 1997-2000  member & co-founder of  Fundación Cultural Bayahonda: (Identity, culture & development in Dominican Rep.)

Founding member of the  Somos@Telecentros the "Latin American and Caribbean Community Telecentres Network"  and project board comittee member (1999-2001)

- Member and project officer of FUNREDES(1994-1998)

Short time Consulting updates

  • Technical Assistance to the EU delegation at United Nations, throughout the Global Digital Compact (GDC) negotiations, and other multilateral digital engagements - Support digital files to the African and other diplomatic missions from the Global South to the UN in New York. Improve the understanding, mainly of DG INTPA, DG NEAR, and EUDELs on an ad-hoc basis, of the multi-lateral digital engagements
    April 2024- December 2025 for DG INTPA and the EU delegation at the UN via STANTEC managed KHD facility
  • Team leader - Feasibility study for a (smart gov) cocreation space in Benin - part of the BenInnovation CDT/GIZ- Strengthening the digital transformation in Benin program -- Design, implementation of pilots - strategic planning.
    March 2024 – February 2025 for the GIZ via ASCTEC Global
  • Team leader of “Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) Digital/Science, Technology and Innovation/Space” to support the European Union (EU) services in the design and implementation of DG INTPA projects initiatives and programmes in the fields of Digital for Development (D4D) and Science, Technology and Innovation, and Space Technologies & Earth Observation in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). On demand advisory services from DG INTPA (F5), DG CNECT and DG DEFIS.
    OCT 2022- Nov 2024 for European Commission via Luvent consulting
    • Specific assignment: SAR04 (Dec 2022 Nov 2023) study and design of a regional Next Generation Innovation Fund for Development action under the ‘Global Gateway Africa – Europe Investment Package’, in line AU-EU Innovation Agenda.
    • Specific assignment: SAR05: working with space observation specialist to design 2 two pilot projects concept notes - Improving seismic and volcanic risks prevention, mitigation and responses in Guatemala, and Environmental and coral reef monitoring in South East Asia , with newest technology combining Earth Observation (EO) and Internet of Things (IOT) (2024)
  • Member of the RedGealc Regional Working Group on Data Governance and Artificial Intelligence, representing the Caribbean Open Institute in this effort facilitated by the OAS with the support of IDRC Canada., with the mandate of the OAS Assembly to develop the *regional agenda of data governance, algorithms, and artificial intelligence.
    2023-2024, as member of the Caribbean Open Institute (COI)
  • Team Leader of D-LACAD: Latin America and Caribbean Digital Advisory Services and thematic support to the European Commission DG INTPA (B2), LAC EU Delegations (EUDs), with the design and launch of the EU-LAC Digital Alliance. The alliance includes a policy and regulatory dialogue pillar(on Connectivty, AI, E-governance, Data Governance, Cybersecurity), research and education networking infrastructures (Bella 2 / Red Clara), EU-LAC digital accelerator and two regional data centres to process Copernicus space imagery in Panama and Chile.
    Feb 2021 – Feb 2024 for the European Commission via Luvent Consulting
  • Coordinator of the action-research project exploring the use AI and machine learning to support efforts to mitigate online hate speech, fake news and historical distortions that lead to stigmatization, discrimination and anti migrant violence.
    Funded by Canadian International Development Research Centre IDRC via the Caribbean Open Institute (COI) / University of the West Indies (UWI) February 2024 - February 2025
  • Development of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Digital Inclusion Strategy 2025 as basis for future Bank interventions in the ICT sector in general and support other development sectors. Includes updating digital assessment for the 57 member states, design and validate investment strategy, action plans including KPIs and estimated return of investments in digital transformation.
    Sept 2022 - April 2023 for the Islamic Development Bank
  • Team Leader Support for the development of the Southern African Development Community Digital Transformation Strategy (SADC-DTS), ref SIEA-2018-8465. Diagnostic, participative strategic planning, detailed action plan.
    March -August 2022. for the European Commission with SAFEGE-SUEZ/Luvent consulting consortium
  • Temporarily led the coordination of the global Digital for Development (D4D) hub secretariat facilitating the Team Europe approach and initiatives (joint actions of European Commission, EU Members states agencies, European Investment Bank –EIB- and non gov stakeholder’s) in digital transformation programmes worldwide.
    September-December 2021, for the European Commission- SAFEGE-SUEZ/Luvent consulting consortium.
  •  Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) Regional Coordinator for Latin America and The Caribbean -. Digital inclusion team, research, advocacy and organizing national coalitions to promote the ICT policies and regulatory reforms that will enable achieving the UN Broadband Commission Affordability goals and Meaningful connectivity. Coordination of national coalition engagement for policy development work in Guatemala and Dominican Republic, regional digital agenda E-LAC2018 and elac2020 board. Global research and advocacy support Part time June 2014 - Sept 2021 for the Web Foundation - That included
    • Facilitating the development of Digital Agenda implementation framework in Guatemala
    • Facilitating the development National Broadband Plan in Guatemala
    • Facilitating the participative design of a new broadband law in Dominican Republic that include review of the USF usage, passive and active infrastructure sharing, permits single windows, digital dividend transition plan (700 spectrum), PPP to finance shared backhaul infrastructure in underserved regions
    • Coordinating efforts so embedding gender perspective and digital inclusion (target, policies, projects budgets) in all ICT policies inDominican Republic and Guatemala
    • Support design Digital Policy monitoring framework
    • Facilitating the participative design of ICT fiscal policy for Dominican Republic Keys
    • Inputs on the infrastructure pillar to the regional ELAC2020 digital agenda for the region.
    • Leading regional working ELAC2020 group on infrastructure 2018-2020-
    • Facilitating the participative design of Digital Agenda in Dominican Republic
    • Support to the Affordability Report policy surveys, and to the web foundation’s research team on gender digital divide scorecard, algorithmic responsibility, artificial intelligence and data privacy in LAC, open data, tec.
    • 2018-2021, sitting on governing board of the regional Elac2020 and Elac2022 digital agendas
  • Team Leader to Support for Digitalization and Competitiveness in the Dominican Republic to asses the level of development of digital economy and its impact on growth and employment in the Dominican Republic with the focus on the digitalization strategy and e-commerce platform design for the SME cluster ACHADOM
    August 2020 April 2021 For TRADECOM program (European Commission/ACP countries) project P120 via AESA -
  • Team leader research on the Role of Digital Technology for Development in Belize: Assessment of Digital Technology’s Role in Belize’s Private Sector, Gap Analysis and Needs Assessment Recommendations for Government Intervention to Promote Digital Adoption and Digital Transformation in Belize’s Private Sector:
    August 2020 -Dec 2020 For the Inter-American Development Bank (IaDB) 
  • “Sustainability and feasibility Coach” for the ShapingAgro hackathon, gathering agriculture and food security experts, techies and business people to design new sustainable solutions to mitigate the impact of COVID -19 on agriculture and the country's food security -
    For WEF Global Shapers - Dominican Rep. May 2020 .

  • A4AI technical assistance team member for participatory design process of the universal access sectoral policy and strategy in Benin and 10 month implementation - Oct. 2019- Oct 2021.

  • Coordinating the Caribbean School of Data training program in the Dominican Republic supported by Google Foundation, to create data-management capacity and virtual employability for youth in the digital economy, in partnership with public Community Technology Centres CTC attached to the vice-presidency in Dominican Republic
    May 2019 Dec 2020 For the Caribbean Open Institute and Google.org  

  • Co-organisation of the DevCA 2019 hackaton in the Dominican Republic on smart cites, smart communities in collaboration with INTEC university incubator in Dominican Republic
    April May 2019 for the Caribbean Open Institute

  • Digital Skills Survey Project Design for the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility (CCPF), in support to Caribbean Telecommunications Union CTU, to assess the demand and supply of digital skills at the level of governments, private sector, labour, academia, to meet the challenges posed by the new digital economy. 13 countries included.
    March-June 2019
    For the Inter-American Development Bank IADB.

  • Technical assistance to support the development of the Civil Society Participation component of the Program to Support Public Administration Reform and the Quality of Public Services (PARAP II). Dominican Republic, for the European Commission via Altair Asesores. January 2019.

  • Design of the e-Government aspects of the State Reform Program (PCRE III) action plan in Haiti –. for the European Commission via Baa Consultors. FWC 2018/398838. October-November 2018

  • Developed the Islamic Development Bank ICT (IsDB )Sector Policy (final pdf result here) as basis for future IsDB interventions in the ICT sector in general and support other development sectors. The ICT for Inclusive Development policy and strategy will impact the IsDB investments in its 57 member countries.
    For the IsDB October 2018 – May 2019.

  • Support to TELCOR designing a capacity building and training plan to promote the adoption of digital applications by health and agriculture sector stakeholders. Broadband for economic development project funded by the IDB.
    For the Inter-American Development Bank IADB. June-October 2018

  • Field research on young women and IT professionals for the AYITIC project that seeks to increase young women's access to employment in Haiti by building digital capacities in the field of data management and Information Technology.
    For LACNIC, IDRC funding. : October-November 2017

  • Development and implementation of Outcome Mapping framework to monitor and evaluate COI intervention in the AYITIC project
    For the Caribbean Open Institute : Sept 2017 - Feb 2018s

  •  Support the development of a pilot on Open Data and Open contracting to support governance and transparency pilot with Government of Haiti and updating country diagnostic to support the design of a Telecommunications and ICT strategic plan .
    For the World Bank -June-July 2017

  • Team leader, for the programming of the 11th EDF envelope for the Wallis and Futuna Overseas Territory, base on the digital development strategy. Mission d' Assistance technique pour la programmation de l'enveloppe territoriale du 11ème FED à Wallis et Futuna" Ref EuropeAid/132633/C/SER.
    For the European Commission, July-November 2016.

  • Consultant for Open Data Readiness Assessment (ODRA) and stratetegy report for Haiti.
    For the World Bank. June 2016.

  • Training the COI research team on the Outcome Mapping Methodology for designing, monitoring and evaluating regional research projects. February 2016

  • Consultant to develop Public policy recommendations for the design of National Broadband plans and Strategies, for the IDB/CANTO Broadband Infrastructure Inventory and Public Awareness in the Caribbean (BIIPAC) project, component 4, tranche B – (Suriname, Dominican Republic, Guyana and Haiti) July-December 2015.

  • Teal leader, final evaluation of the PITDD program (2006-2014) that supported the National GIS center of Haiti - Chef de la "Mission d'évaluation finale du Programme d'Informations Territoriales pour le Développement DurablePITDD Haïti" Ref. 2015/357046/1 FWC– LOT 3. for the European Commission, May-November 2015.

  • Team leader for the "Design of the Implementation Strategy and Action Plan for a Knowledge Management System for Barbados” in the framework of the Human Resources Development Strategy. Hired by ACE consultants for the European Commission. FWC- Lot 9 2014/347-364. October 2014-May 2015.

  • Judge for the Agrihack Talent Caribbean. Its main objective is to support the development of ICT innovations and entrepreneurship in agriculture by young people. Organized by the CTA, CARDI and other tech hubs. http://hackathon.ict4ag.org/ October 2014.

  • Mission to assess the feasibility of a “Emergent Sustainable City” hackaton in Santiago de los Caballeros, second city of the Dominican Republic. Review of the capacities, needs and data bases systems of several public and private organisations, related to city management, local and central government. Sustainable Emergent cities programme of IDB. August 2014.

  • Research: Open Data in Education projects in Mexico and Brasil "Early Outcomes and lesson leaned" after one year of implementation. (using Outcome Mapping Methodology) . For the ILDA initiative November 2014- March 2015.

  • For the Caribbean Open InstituteSector scoping studies. Education and Open data readiness in 5 Caribbean countries. November 2014- March 2015.

  • Support and train the CKLN members NRENS and user on Knowledge management, portal and content management, communities of practice, and other research oriented ICT application and services on the Caribnet portal. Set up multilayer regional user support systems for researchers. March - September 2014.

  • For the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, member of the Jury to select a national initiative for the ATLA award (1 million dollar grant). February 2014.

  • Pilot testing of  survey and data collection system for monitoring performance indicators of the education services provided to 310,000 Afghan Refugees in Iran by UNICEF and UNHCR. Hired by FHI360 for the UN High Commission on Refugees. November-December 2013

  • Develop the education Baseline Survey and setting up the monitoring system for performance indicators on the education provided to 310,000 Afghan Refugees in Iran, liaising with Iran's with Ministry of Interior Refugee organisation, Iran Ministry of Education, UNICEF and UNHCR. Hired by FHI360 for the UN High Commission on Refugees. November 2013

  • Team Leader for the Technical Assistance project to support the development of a knowledge management framework and related services for the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network - CKLN. Ref ACP CONNECT 2012/305814. Implemented by ASTEC Global Consultancy Ltd. for the European Commission. March-August 2013

  • Coordinating the Ideathon and Hackaton "Developing the Caribbean" #devca2013 in the Dominican Republic.: Open Data for Education apps competition. For Fundación Taiguey, Caribbean Open Institute, support from IDRC and many government institutions as Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE), el Ministerio de Educación (MINERD) y la OPTIC (Oficina Presidencial de TIC), la Dirección General de Ética e Integridad Gubernamental (DGEIG), and the Iniciativa Dominicana por una Educación de Calidad (IDEC)

  • Team Leader for the project "Strengthening the capacity of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and its member states for information and knowledge sharing on sustainable management of fisheries in the Caribbean region" for the European Commission programme ACP Fish II. Belize, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados. October 2012 - March 2013

  • Conduction of a education Baseline Survey in refugee Saharawi camps in the Algerian Sahara desert- setting up the monitoring, capcity building and follow up with local implementing partners using tablets and online databases. Hired by FHI360 for the UN High Commission on Refugees UNHCR. December 2012

  • For the CEPAL / UN-ECLAC OD4D – Open Data for Development project.: Research to identify the potential of open data to better the quality of public education in Dominican Republic, engage authorities and other stakeholders, and prepare a roadmap to implement a Open data policy, within ministry Domincian Republic Ministry of Education

  •  Facilitating participative assessment and strategic planning of the Caribbean Open Institute. Areas included are Open data, Open Government Data, web 2.0 research communications and innovative evaluation methodologies. October 2012 - June 2013

  •  Phase 3 of the pilot projects using innovative mobile technologies to enhance governance and citizens participation in participatory budgeting process in municipalities. Articulating the intervention of all (local and national) government, NSAs and technological partners. For the World Bank Institute (WBI) ICT4Gov Program Dominican Republic. September-december 2012

  •  Research/evaluation on the implementation of 4 rural development/telecentre based ICT projects and organisation of a regional seminar on "lessons learned, and up scaling perspectives". For Fundación Taiguey and European Commission CTA : ACP EU centre for technical cooperation in agriculture. August-Octobre 2012

  •  Participatory planning and capacity building in 6 vulnerable rural communities to insert the use of information and communication tools (ICTs) for agricultural risk mitigation plans. for the (FAO) Food and Agriculture Organization. Dominican Republic. June 2012 April 2013.

  • Capacity Building to Caribbean Intermediary Business Organisations for the strategic use of the COM4DEV platform for Knowledge Sharing and Transfer – for the European Commission / Centre for Development of the enterprise Caribbean Regional. May 2012

  • Review of application and fact cheeking application of national project preselected for the ITLA international award to be awarded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The prize (one million dollar in cash) was finally awarded to this projetc, the CTC (centros tecnologicos comunitarios) of the Dominican Republic. April 2012 .

  • Coordinating the Dominican Rep part of the regional project “Developing the Caribbean which included (1) seminar to sensitize public decision makers about Open Data and Open Government and (2) contest “code sprint” for young developers team on Open data applications . January February 2012 .

  • Designed a strategy for decentralized e-delivery of government services to reduce disparities in access to information and services among rural communities in Suriname through the use of ICTs. For the UNDP and Ministry of Transport Communications and Tourism of Suriname. Novembre-Decembre 2011

  • Team Leader and Capacity Building Expert for the Project "Capacity Building for ACP Intermediary Organisations using COM4DEV for Knowledge Sharing and Transfer – ACP/6387". Includes Train the trainers workshops in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Dominican Republic, Barbados and Fiji. Implemented by SOGES S.p.a, for DEVCO/European Commission and the PRO€INVEST program of the Centre for the Development of the Enterprise (CDE). June-September 2011

  • Coordinating field implementation of pilot project to enhance citizens engagement with the Participatory Budgeting processes in 2 municipalities of the Dominican Republic, using Mobile SMS and web based Crowd-mapping/crowd-sourcing applications, trainers training at the federation of municipalities (FEDOMU), design and setting up municipal PB information systems. For the World Bank ICT4Governance program March-June 2011

  • Organsing the event TELECENTRES, BRIDGES TO AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE CARIBBEAN” Dominican Republic, 28-29 April 2011 with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

  • Set-up of the Caribbean Private Sector Observatory on the COM4DEV community/platform for Intermediary Organization (IOs) and Business Support Organizations (BSOs). Knowledge Management, Information Processes, Add-value Services design, Networking, Training and mentoring of stakeholders. Hired by SOGEROM for the PROINVEST program, funded by the European Commission. Decembre 2010-March 2011

  • Creation and launch of the Caribbean Open Forum that will support information exchange and knowledge building between Caribbean stakeholders in the 3 areas of "Open Data", "Outcome Mapping for Monitoring & Evaluation (OMM)" and "Communicating research for more effective policy making “impact 2.0”). It hosts networking and promotes regional collaborative initiatives, towards building the Caribbean Open Institute. Contracted by the IDRC-Canada Decembre 2010-March 2011

  • Institutional Capacity Assessment (ICA) of 26 Caribbean Organisations, agencies porposed for implementation under the EPA Implementation and Social Development Project Identification Project Fiches of the 10th EDF Regional Indicative Program for CARIFORUM/CARICOM Hired by Safege/IDC/Artemis consortium framework contractors for European Commission (Guyana). Field mission in Guyana, Barbados, Dominican Rep., Haiti, Belize and Trinidad and Tobago. September-Decembre 2010

  • Organization of the "Caribbean Telecentres Bridge to Rural Development" contest for the Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) (ACP-EU Cotonou Agreement) . October 2010-March 2011

  • Field assessment and design of a project to use ICT (including community radios and cell/mobile based applications) to support small farmers to better the commercialisation of crops in the central border between Haiti and Dominican Republic (Bánica, Pedro Santana, Cerca-la-Source, Thomassique), hired by GFA consulting for GTZ Artibonite Binational Project August 2010

  • Organisational development and strategic planning for the creation of the Association of Arab Research Networks partner of the EUMEDCONNECT regional research networking project. Organizing and facilitating the strategic planning Workshops (Cairo Jan. 2010, Brussels March 2010, Algiers July 2010, Rome Nov 10, 2010, and ASREN launch event Cairo Dec 8th 2010c) and working group coordination to ensure creation of the new ASREN consortium. For the European Commission EUMEDCONNECT2 project managed by DANTE - January–Decebre 2010

  • Design and set up of a project to create the Algerian Community Technology Centers Academy: a training center for public and private community ICT access centers trainers facilitators and managers. For the Ministry of ICT / Algerian Government. March–Decembre 2010

  • Final external evaluation of a regional project to provide permanent online and distance support ICT community ICT centres / telecentre managers of all Latin America and the Caribbean. Funded and Canadian government agency IDRC and implemented by CEPES of Peru. November 2009 - February 2010

  • Strengthening of the capacity of the Nature Guides Association of the border town of Pedernales, design of binational (Haiti-Dominican Rep) agro-eco-tourism products. Hired by PADF (Pan American Development Foundation) under a IDB/FOMIN project fund to support grassroots organisation AGUINAPE. October 2009 - January 2010

  • Support the establishment of a community ICT access enter in Port au Prince, Haiti, capacity building of the local NGO team. For the International Telecommunications Union ITU. July 2010

  • Team leader for the "Boosting ICTs in the Dominican Republic" project, Support to the local Chamber of Commerce, to build roadmap's and agendas ICT sector competitiveness, including public-private partnerships and building national and Caribbean ICT private sector organizations. Coordination of the organization of an international event. A project supported by BizClim, a joint initiative of the ACP Group of States and the European Commission under the 9th EDF. April-June 2009

  • Coordinating Taigüey's multimedia content development for youth at risk project, funded by UNESCOAugust 2009-January 2010

  • For UNDP Egypt: preparation of a project proposal and 2 concepts notes on e-waste management; e-government services outreach through mobile and IT clubs, and a partnership project with spanish NGO Esplai to set up the national telecentre academy. Field mission in Egypt. December 2008 - January 2009

  • Coordination of the Caribbean ICT stakeholders CIVIC 2.0 event, for the Caribean Information Society Networking Consortium (CarISneT), Dominican Republic, funded by IDRC November 2008

  • Coordination of the Alliance of Caribbean Telecentres support project, ACT!ivate , for Foundation Taigüey (part time, August 2008, Dec 2009)

  • Assessment of the ICT business sector in Rwanda to input the feasibility of Loans Guarantee mechanism. that will be set by the USAID with the local private banks. Evaluated sector and company profiles, financial needs, borrowing history and capacity, market opportunities and constraints. Hired by Chemonics International / Crimson Capital consortium for the USAID. Field mission in Rwanda, June 2008

  • Assessing the level of ICT based decision making in public and private business organisations, and delivering workshops and one-on-one meetings informing decision makers about state-of-the-art Information Systems as management decision support tools. In St Kitts and Nevis, 3 short missions, for the European Commission funded ITTMP project, February- to May 2008

  • Feasibility study and design of the ICTech programme to support rural SMEs via Telecentre networks, to be launched in the Islamic Development Bank Member Countries. Design of the ICTech 2nd generation telecentre support mechanism. Field missions in Egypt, Uganda, and Malaysia, October 2007 - July 2008

  • Project Coordinator, Caribbean Information Society Networking support project phase 2 (CarISnet-2), for the Fundación Taigüey, Caribbean - Mar. 2008-May 2009

  • Team leader for the Identification and formulation of the next Regional Information Society Programme in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Priority areas: IS policy and dialogue, Electronic communication regulations, R&D in ICTS, Research and innovation networks, E-content convergence. Working for IBM global services for the European Commission. Field mission in Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Jordan. September-January 2007.

  • Technical Assistance to strengthen de Community Ecotourism Network in Southwest of Dominican Republic, (Red Enriquillo Ecoturismo Comunitario), contracted by the Spanish cooperation Araucaria Programme. June-December 2007

  • Design of the methodology and implementation plan - tender dossier "E-Business incubator project" (EU SFA 05 funds) in St Vincent and the Grenadines. For Ikesol/Integration consulting company. August 2007.

  • Support to the Madintech/Novatech regional ICT event (Martinique, June 1007) organization, in particular in screening Caribbean ICT companies candidates for CDE support, facilitating B2B business contacts and guest speaker at the opening event ("Building the Caribbean ICT industry: Elements from and for a regional perspective"). On behalf of CDE. Martinique June 2007

  • Field support for design and start up of the "Employment Capacity Building Initiative for At-Risk Youth in the Countries of the OECS" (), to support/develop ICT training programs in partnership with local organisations. For the POETA program of the Trust of the Americas of the Organizations of American States OEA/ OAS Field mission in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia - April/May 07

  • Prospective research on the strategic perspective of the telecentre.org programme (horizon 2010), through a consultation of key social investors, stakeholders and developing world partners. For the for the International Development Research Centre Dec.-06-Jan07

  • Research Analyst Monograph research: indicators of the collective access to ICTs, public Telecentres review, for the Dominican Rep National Statistics Office Jan-October 2007

  • Technical assistance for feasibility study and drafting of financial proposal: “Use of Information and Communication Technology for Improving Education, Diversification and Competitiveness (ICT4EDC) in St. Kitts and Nevis” Main expert. European Commission EDF funding / IBF consortium / Baa consultores. (May-September 2006).

  • General Coordination and organisation of the first Caribbean Community Telecentres Workshop. Santo Domingo July 20-22, 2006 (for Fund. Taiguey) and follow task force for the design of a regional project (June-August 06)

  • Workshop facilitator on “governance and ICT for municipal and local government”. Eleventh Inter-American Conference of Mayors and Local Authorities", June 2006, for the Inter American Foundation. see Introduction presentation (in spanish)

  • Coordinator to set up of a task force of ICT intermediary organisations (chambers of commerce, investment promotion, professional associations) in the Caribbean region . (PWC- For Pro€invest/CDE) January 2006

  • Senior Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean Novatech2005 project for promoting investment in the ICT sector in the Caribbean". Includes regional sectoral studies, investment opportunities identification and proposal development, and a regional partnership meeting.  Implemented by a PriceWaterhouseCoopers-France led consortium, for Pro-invest/CDE and funded by the European Commission.  (March-November 2006)

  • CarISnet Project Coordinator : Caribbean Information Society Networking support project. (for Fund. Taiguey).2004-2007

  • BOHIO Project Coordinator : virtual platform to establish a dialogue between Dominican and Haitian Civil society organisations and development agencies. (for Fund. Taiguey). 2004-2007.

  • “Feasibility Study for the implementation of the CARICOM / CARIFORUM Action Plan to support regional integration (CSME)  under Caribbean Regional Indicative Programme " funded by the European Commission and awarded to WM Global Partners-ECF S.p.A.  Organisational Development Expert - Nov-04/Feb-05.

  • "Lessons learned" study of the UNDP/PPS project to support the ecotourism community project of "Sonido del Yaque -  Los Calabazos" in Jarabacoa province of the Dominican Republic. October-04

  • ICT4D / IS Expert Feasibility Study for an ICT Program for ACP Countries. Trigrammic CC -South Africa) EUROPEAN COMMISSION Aug-Sept. 04

  •  "Feasibility study: the future of the ICT regulatory and institutional framework and establishment and development of the Information Society in the Caribbean". ICT expert and Team Leader - Contracted by Schlumberger Sema/ Eurostrategies for the European Commision. March/June 2004

  • Community Outreach Specialist of the PADECO (Japan.) / AED (USA) team - Technical assistance to the Government of Jamaica for the IDB funded ICT project. , Kingston, Jamaica, July 29th - October, 28th  2003.

  • Diagnostic and Design of Community Ecotourism Development Plan for the Lakes Area - For the bi-national "Transborder Environmental Program" (Programme Environnemental Transfrontalier  / Programa Medioambiental Transfronterizo): - on both sides of the Dominican-Haitian border, a project implemented by The Ministry of Agriculture of Haiti and the Ministry of Environment of the Dominican Republic, with the support of the European Union - Caribbean Environmental Program. (March-August 2003) 

  • Volunteer moderation of the Caribbean ICT stakeholders Virtual Community (CIVIC) March 2003 - May 2005

  • Setting up the Caribbean ICT stakeholders Virtual Community (CIVIC) and Coordination its Thematic Working Groups for the development a Regional ICT action plan. For the Institute for Connectivity in the Americas (ICA). (January-March 2003) 

  • For the Institute for the Connectivity in The Americas (ICA): : coordinating the organization of the ICT Caribbean  roundtable / ICA-ITU consultation in Barbados (October 28-30, 2002) and  identifying/consulting ICT4Dev stakeholders in Central America. (June-November 2002) 

  • Assessing Dominican Republic public ICT policies social impact, For the Latin American ICT Observatory (OLISTICA) project of Funredes- June- December 2002 

  • Advisor and researcher for a regional pilot project on ICT (information and communication technologies) in non formal and formal education in rural areas “Navegantes” coordinated by Raices Magicas (Colombia) and founded by IDRC ; ( January 2002 Dec 2003) http://yacine.net/pub/raices-magicas

  • Coordinating Kalalu's integral intervention in Los Mercedes (Dominican Rep.), a  poor rural community : including community informatics program for youth and  women, environment preservation and organic agriculture, education and literacy  program, identity and cultural expression workshop (facilitator for web workshop).  (June 2001 - Dec ember 2002) 

  • Member of the "Evaltica" task force: building a ICT evaluation framework for the  International Development Research Center (IDRC) and partners (November –2000 - November 2001): also see a draft paper here

  • Project promotion and participatory design of the BOHIO Project: Information  System and Virtual Community for the Dominican and Haitian civil society and  development organizations cooperation (http://funredes.org/bohio)  with KalalúFunredes, and Graph. (2001-2002) 

  • Evaluating Consultant of the "Capacity Development for Internet Use in Latin America and the Caribbean" - a program of the International Development Research Center - IDRC, Canada. January 1999 - December 2001 : See final report and lessons learned here

  • Case Study of the Infocentros network of telecenters and franchise model in El Salvador, for theWorld Resources Institute, Digital Dividend project, towards the G8 Dot Force meeting of July 2001. (Executive Summary here) April 2001. Full paper at http://yacine.net/pub/InfocentrosFinal.pdf

  • Member of a coordination group for an IDB (Interamerican Development Bank) regional project formulation on IT and rural development (June 2001) 

  • Training workshop: Information Technologies for Alternative Communication and Community Radios, with SAKS, Port au Prince Haiti. February 2001: 

  • Coordination and implementation of several projects for Fundación Cultural Bayahonda and Kalalú-Danza, in the culture, identity & development area, including, community work (animation and education), cultural activities, research programs,  events organization, etc.  (1996-2001), Facilitator of community workshops using the Web and ICTs for cultural identity and social creativity as for Batey 6 and Los Mercedes

  • Informal debate at  the Algerian presidency:  establishing a National Information Technology Strategy and Action Plan. (January 2001)

  • Presentation of research findings  at the Algerian Economic Reform and State Participation "ICTs for privatization promotion and foreign investment attraction". See summary here (January 2001):

  • Assessment, curriculum development, Internet use systematization and community trainers training, for the Center for Alternative Rural Alternative (telecentre) of El Limón de Ocoa (Dominican Republic). Support from Inter American Foundation. Starting November 2000 -

  • Member of the advisory board of the "Latin American and Caribbean Community Telecentres project" TELELAC project of CHASQUINET. Starting January 2000 - December 2002

  • Launching and moderation of "SALSA" multilingual forum on cultural issues in the Caribbean . Moderator  Since May 2000: 

  • As an external consultant for the Networks and Development Foundation (FUNREDES) work on several  projects as "Social Impact of Information Technologies in Latin America –(Mistica)" "Caribbean Integration Through Information Technologies (Caritic)", "Caribbean Culture Network (SALSA)"; December 1998, April and December 1999 - February 2000 - May 2000 

  • In Haiti: Consultant for the Haitian  Research and  Development Network (May 1998- Feb. 1999) End user training & support organization; content development and network animation; local staff training; Information Technologies applications for development projects with NGOs. special projects TIC application to developmental tasks

  • Trainer at the Transfer FFTI Workshop in Port au Prince Haiti. (November 1998)

  • Seminar content coordination on Information Technologies for Rural Development & Community Media (for SAKS (NGO Haiti) and TDG (Canada), port au Prince Haiti - May 1998

  • Consultant for KLZ consulting firm (Algeria/Spain) - Sept. 1997- February 1998

    • Research: The State of the Art in Finance and Investment applications on the Internet

    • Project design: Foreign Investment attraction and privatization promotion through the Internet (confidential documents) See Executive Summary here

  • Research coordinator: Creativity in Santo Domingo Carnival  (for Kalalú-DanzaFeb. / March 1998: 

  • Executive production staff for the Bayahonda Cultural Foundation  of the 1st Festival for the Island (Dominican Rep / Haiti 25-29 March 1998) 
    and 5th "Artistas por el Gaga

for activities prior to this date (and they're few!) please ask for my full CV

Events and conferences (not updated since 2008)

November 26-28, 2008 in Montevideo, Uruguay .Participant at the workshop IDRC CEA/ICA All-Partners' Meeting, Presented CarISnet org 2.0 video:

November 24th 2008Barbados Speaker at the 1st CARIFORUM/EU Business Forum, (presented building the Caribbean ICT sector)

November 14th 2008, Santo domingo, Organized the "Dialogue and collaboration venues for construction of the Caribbean Information Society " at UNIBE university and presented "CIVIC and org 2.0 before the web 2.0"

Organizer of the CIVIC 2.0 event, CarISneT Consortium, Juan Dolio Dominican Republic, November 2008 12-15

Dakar Senegal: September 26-30 2008, participant in the Gender and Agriculture/Rural Development in the Information Society (GenARDIS) workshop, Organized by APC women network, IDRC and CTA.

Barcelona, Spain, 22-24 september, participant in the global telecentres academy workshop, organized by by Foundation Esplai.

Port au Prince Haiti, 29-30 May 2008, ICT for regional integration and development : 1er Sommet des APPLICATIONS des NTIC au service du développement de la région Caribéenne, organized by the State University of Haiti (Faculté des Sciences de l’UEH)

Lima, Peru, March 2008, workshop for the telecentres operators helpdesk, organized by CEPES.

Kinsgton, Jamaica, March 2008, speaker at the Jamaica Community Multimedia Centre Conference organized by MEMT/UNESCO/ICT4D Jamaica

Kuala Lumpur, Maysia, Dec 2007, particpant in the Global Knowledge 3 evant and the Telcentre Leaders Forum.

Martinique June 2007 Madintech/Novatech regional ICT event guest speaker at the opening event ("Building the Caribbean ICT industry: Elements from and for a regional perspective"). On behalf of CDE.

(missing few here)

July 20-22, 2006 General Coordination and organisation of the first Caribbean Community Telecentres Workshop. Boca Chica, Rep Dominicana.

21 June 2006 Workshop facilitator on “governance and ICT for municipal and local governements ” Eleventh Inter-American Conference of Mayors and Local Authorities", , for the Inter American Foundation. Introductory presentation (in spanish). Miami, USA.

April 21st-23rd, 2006 Participant Conference on Access to Knowledge, on , at Yale Law School. Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Yale, USA.

2 y 3 de febrero 2006. Participant Taller de validacion de --dominicana e la Comisión Nacional para la Sociedad de la Información para que la República Dominicana. Santo Domingo. Rep Dominicana.

19-21 de febrero de 2006. Participant Taller Telecentros para la "metodologia ACTA del BID para sostenibilidad de Telecentros" Puerto Plata. Rep Dominicana.

May 8-10 2003.Main facilitator Ecotourismo en las zona de los lagos / ecotourisme dans la zone des lacs. Principal facilitator - Programme Environnemental Transfrontalier  / Programa Medioambiental Transfronterizo. Foret des Pins, Haiti.

4 de Abril 2006 Presentación: del proyecto BOHIO en la Feria Binacional de Dajabon., Rep dominicana

18 de abril 2006 co-organizador, encuentro de organizaciones de la sociedad civil interesadas en la formación de una red binacional dominico-haitiana de la sociedad civil. Casa San Pablo, Santo Domingo. Rep Dominicana.

5-7 December 05. Participant and speaker..CARDICIS. Presented the Mapping regional ICT project in the Caribbean. Juan Dolio Domincan Republic.

29-30 Nov 2005. Participant. Regional ICT4D consultation Consulta Regional de Expertos en TIC y Desarrollo del Programa Pan Américas del CIID (IDRC/PAN/ICA). Montevideo, Uruguay.

25-27 October 2005. Senior Regional Coordinator. Novatech2005 Investment conference "promoting investment in the ICT sector in the Caribbean". Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

July-Septembre 2005. Main Facilitator. One day workshops with ICT companies and entreprises in preparation of Novatech2005. in:

          • Surinam (with KKF the local Chamber of Commerce)
          • Guyana (with the investement promotion agency Go-Invest)
          • Domincan Republic (with 4 ministries and many intermediary organisations)
          • Haiti (with the Haitian ICT entreprise Association AHTIC)

25-27 February 2005 Participant Taller de las Américas - Planificación de Productos y Servicios de la Red de Apoyo a Telecentros. Telecentre Support Network Product and Services Planning – Americas Workshop. Vancouver, Canada.

Dec 04 - Main Facilitator first bonational BOHIO meeting between Dominican and Haitian Civil society organisations and development agencies. (for Fund. Taiguey) Barahona

(missing few here)

June 2004 - Main Facilitator 2 day "logframe" or logical framework in Guyana for the Feasibility study: the future of the ICT regulatory and institutional framework and establishment and development of the Information Society in the Caribbean". ICT expert and Team Leader - for the European Commision. rproject

(missing some here)

May 13-16 2003 Participant "TICs al Servicio del Desarrollo Humano en Centro América" , San Salvador. co-organized by OEA, ICA, IDB, AID, AED, UNDP,

April 1-2, 2003 Participant Actores sociales en el Caribe y el derecho a la comunicación en la Sociedad de la Información. WACC Caribbean workshop. Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

March 5-7 2003:Participant Turismo rural y ecoturismo como complemento de Sol y Playa . . Secretaría de Turismo de Rep Dominicana. Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic.

January 8, 2003 "Socinfodo" Speaker Reunión de información/reflexión para la sociedad civil CMSI/WSIS RD. Santo Domingo Dominican Republic,

9-11 December. Speaker. 2002 Symposium international « les technologies de l’information et de la communication et la société de l’information: Enjeux et perspectives ». Alger Algeria. Presented 10 enseignements sur les Télécentres en Amérique Latine

October 28-30, 2002 General coordinator First ICT Caribbean  roundtable - an ICA/ITU consultation in Barbados

September 14-18 2002. Participant Reunión de Consulta Regional consulta regional con vistas a la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información (Ginebra, diciembre 2003) , bajo el título: Foro Internacional: América Latina y el Caribe en la Sociedad de la Información”. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

March 17-24 2002 :Participant "Apropiación de tecnologías de la información y comunicación en América Latina" Encuentro de Experiencias y Taller Internacional, Lima & Cajamarca, Peru. Oganized by ITDG Peru.

April 2002 Co-organization and speaker Bohio Project information meetings in Santo Domingo and Port au Prince.

January / Enero, Workshop instructor27-30 2002: Taller del proyecto "Pensar el uso de la Internet en la educaicación formal y no formal en America LAtina y el Caribe" - Ocaña, Colombia.

December 6th and 7th, 2001 Participant. Meeting of G-15 Experts on Science & Technology, Caracas, Venezuela.  

November 26-29, 2001: Participant. Sustainable Tourism Stewardship Council workshop  in Belize city. Belize.

Junio 14-16 2001 :Participant. Taller "Las Tecnologías de la Información y el Desarrollo Local en Centroamérica y el Caribe" Banco Intermaericano de Desarrollo, Managua, Nicaragua: Documento presentado: Recomendaciones (a gobiernos y agencias) para el diseño e implementación de proyectos nacionales o regionales de apoyo o promoción de telecentros  .

28 de Mayo al 02 de Junio 2001:  Participant. IV Taller sobre Tecnologia de Redes Internet para America  Latina y  el  Caribe Taller 5  Internet y Sociedad, Merida, Venezuela.

1-3 March 2001  Participant. Second Regional Meeting of the MISTICA network (Information Technologies Sopcial Impact), Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep.

February 2001: Main Instructor Workshop: Information Technologies, Alternative Comunications, Community Radios and Rural Development, with SAKS, Port au Prince Haiti.

January 2001: 

December 12-17 2000. Participant "EVALTICA Workshop" : building a ICT evaluation framework for IDRC and partners, Heredia, Costa Rica.

November 17-19, 2000 Participant Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Certification Workshop, , sponsored by the Institute for Policy  Studies, with the support of the Ford Foundation, Mohonk Mountain Center, New York USA

September 25-29 2000 Participant Recapitulemos (rechapter): workshop of Pan American Networking program of the International Development Research Center - IDRC, Picton, Ontario Canada.

September 22-24 2000Participant "Mixed Media / Medios Enteros:" Community radios and the Internet, Tampa Florida.USA

August 25 - 27, 2000 Participant Caribbean and Western Atlantic Association of Marine & Aquatic Educators Workshop & Conference, Cayman Brac Island.

July 20-22 2000 co-organization of the Ecotourism Conference In The Dominican Republic Hacienda Muriel, Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic.

March 25-31 2000 Participant Coordination Workshop for the "Latin American and Caribbean Telecenter Network: Sharing lessons learned and strengthening its action for civil society" TELELAC project of CHASQUINET

March 16-18, 2000 Latin American Studies Association conference, LASA 2000  in Miami  USA . Panel  Tourism, Communities And  Environments In Latin America And The Caribbean (note: my paper was accepted but could not attend due to lack of financial support) 

February 3-4 2000:  Participant Euro-Latin American Information Society Initiative (EUROLAT-IS) Workshop in Antigua, Guatemala "E-commerce and new ways of working"

November 30th December 3rd 1999: Participant Workshop"Constructing a National Agenda for Ecotourism in Dominican Republic"  with C.A.D. (Consorcio Ambiental Dominicano) and  Rare - Center for Tropical Conservation - Jarabacoa Dominican Republic.

4-6 October 1999:Participant International Workshop on Electronic Commerce and Sustainable Tourism  in the Americas, Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial           Quito, Ecuador. by the Research Consortium on Electronic Commerce and Sustainable Tourism, support from IDRC. 

Sept. 31 -October 1 1999. Participant Reunion Latinoamericana y Caribeña, Red de Telecentros, Far Hills, Quebec 

September 28 - October 1, 1999 Participant Working Session on Telecentre Evaluation: A Global Perspective, PAN Networking Program, IDRC/CRDI in Far Hills, Quebec 

Sept. 10-12 1999 speaker International Conference on Sustainable Development, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada, paper presented "Une perspective de l ’écotourisme, la République Dominicaine (et Haïti)

June 27 1999: Workshop with community environmental associations on ecotourism and the Kiskeya Alternativa project, Sabana de la Mar, Dominican Republic 

April 1999: Participant Regional Meeting on the Social Impact of Information Technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean - Samana, Dominican Republic. 

November 1998: Trainer at the Transfer FFTI Workshop in Port au Prince Haiti. 

15-16 July 1998:Participant Infodev - World Bank Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

July 1998:Participant   WALC 98 Internet summit, Latin American and Caribbean Networks   - Meeting,  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

May 1998:  Main Facilitator on Information Technologies for Rural Development & Community Media (for SAKS (NGO Haiti) and TDG (Canada), port au Prince Haiti.

Note: other workshops and traning that I facilitated prior
to this date are not listed here


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