Conference central Africa

Ken Lohento

Programme Coordinator ICT, Policies, Markets & ICT Programme, CTA

Ken Lohento is involved in ICT for agriculture and youth projects at CTA. He holds a Masters in Information Sciences, with a focus on ICT policies and uses.

A former member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum of the United Nations (2006-2009), Ken Lohento has been, for 15 years, managing numerous initiatives related to ICT policy and use for development.

Ken Lohento has worked in various capacities with several national and international organizations.

These include the Oridev association he founded in 1998 to pionnier the promotion of Internet use in Benin ; the Center for International ICT Policy for West and Central Africa (CIPACO) project hosted by the Panos Institute West Africa (PIWA) in Senegal ; the support to the African civil society participation in the World Summit on the Information Society ; the support to UNESCO's Community Multimedia Center project. Ken joined CTA in 2009, where he coordinates initiatives related to youth innovations and entrepreneurship in agriculture, web 2.0 training ; development of mobile and ICT applications in agriculture as well as awareness raising on the need to strengthen e-agriculture strategies. 

Ken has authored numerous publications on ICT4D. 

Ken holds a Diplme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA, Master of Research) in Information Sciences (Specialized Information and new technology) from Université Paris 10 (France) and a Licence (Bachelor) in Documentation from the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (Benin).