Kafui A. Prebbie, is a Ghanaian, and sees his birth on World Youth Day, August 12, as a direct reason for his existence. It is said that until a man discovers himself - and the reason for his existence, he will never realise his full potential. Kafui found his passion early in life and went on to write a script that won him the prestigious award to represent Ghana at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Africa 2001 (maiden youth mentoring session) with the then Minister of Communications and the Director of the Ghana National Communications Authority. This accounts for his long history of activism in ICTs for Development in Africa and internationally dated as far as November 2001 with the ITU, the specialized United Nations Agency for Post and Telecommunications Union.
On return to Ghana, Kafui was charged with the task of “Bridging the Digital Divide” - which also was the theme for his training in South Africa. He has stayed focused with his passion and mission to bring education and technology opportunities to the underprivileged in Society without compromise. Thus he spearheaded and co-founded the African Youth Initiative which was later supported by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) as the official African Youth ICT mouth piece tagged the Africa Youth ICT4D Network (AYIN). As a young highly motivated, dynamic, goal-oriented ICT enabled leaning and ICT4D expert, he vast skills in training methodologies and Open Source applications in Education including Moodle and Wikis. He has worked for several years training and applying technology and education solutions at pre-tertiary and tertiary levels and rural settings. My work as IT & Education consultant internationally, allowed me to explore my interest in application of ICTs in Education, which brought me several new clients and collaborators including the Commonwealth of Learning - an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Head of States to encourage the development and sharing of open learning and distance education resources; World Education International/Ghana - international NGO dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, and economic and social development programs; Plan Ghana - international NGO that promotes child rights to end poverty.
Thus far, he has collaborated, consulted and continues to contribute into the activities of local and International organisations including the prestigious – the International Institute for Communications and Development, Netherlands; the tt30 - Young Think Tank of the Club of Rome; and the World Youth Caucus of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Today, he still works for many institutions with his skills in:
IT Consultancy: IT project needs assessment, field research, report writing, project resource planning and control (effort reporting), monitoring and evaluation.
Project Management:Project implementation and exchanges with international development partners and research institutions. Project proposal formulation and report preparation.
Technology Deployment: Design and implementation technologies for rural development, international technology equipment acquisition processes, installation/deployment of computing (virtual and low powered systems), indoor & outdoor wireless network systems and mobile/sms solutions.
Training & Event Coordination: Training implementation frameworks in Instructional Technology / Technology in Education, Computer Education or Literacy for basic, secondary and tertiary learners. Workshop and conference personnel and logistics management, participants’ interfacing and communication.