Poncelet O. Ileleji is a Computer Scientist by Profession with over 25 years in the field; he has been involved with the use of ICT as a tool for sustainable development both as the Lead / CEO of Jokkolabs Banjul(www.jokkolabs.net), in The Gambia and on the board of the Jokkolabs global network. He has also served as consultant for several projects in Africa covering ICT for D, Learning / Digital Technologies and Education, Internet Governance and Health Informatics. He also ran the YMCA Computer Training Centre and Digital Studio from inception in 1996. He served also as an International Coordinator for the International YMCA of New York, International Camp Counselor Program. He has served as the country coordinator for the World Links project in the Gambia during the program life cycle in The Gambia from 2001 to 2005, The program was funded and initiated by the World Bank and it adopted a constructivist approach to teaching with ICT that emphasized a shift away from teacher centered lecture-based instruction towards student-centered, project-based learning during the program life cycle from 2001 to 2005 in the Gambia.
He is an active member of the Association for Progressive Communication www.apc.org He is a founding member of the Information Technology Association of the Gambia and was elected second president of the Association in March 2010 is term ended in April 2014 (www.itag.gm ). He is also the resource person for the West African Internet Governance Forum www.waigf.org the Gambian Chapter and former board member of Africa ICT alliance www.aficta.org he is also a member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) www.icann.org Not for profit operational constituency(NPOC) www.npoc.org where he served as Policy Chair representing NPOC on the Policy Committee of the Non Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG) of ICANN he also volunteers on various ICANN working groups and also served on the Standing Selection Committee of ICANN Generic Name Supporting Organization (GNSO) . He also served on the Working Group for WG 3 – Privacy and Transparency Online for Freedom Online Coalition, https://www.freedomonlinecoalition.com/how-wework/working-groups/working-group-3/ and also represents is organization in the International Open Data Charter as a Steward on the implementation committee, http://opendatacharter.net/ .He also leads is organization partnership with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data https://www.data4sdgs.org/partner/jokkolabs-banjul and was a Board member of the San Francisco, USA based Technology not for profit Net Freedom Pioneers www.netfreedompioneers.org (2018 to 2021). He serves as the lead of his organization on the pan African network of hubs in Africa (www.afrilabs.com and active within the global entrepreneurship network (www.genglobal.org ) . He also served as a consultant for the UNDP Crisis Bureau and World Bank, International Trade Centre on ICT related Projects recently. Am a visiting lecturer at the Business University in Dakar, Senegal www.bem.sn He is the present Chairperson of the UNECA African Task force for the 17th global Internet Governance Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia , 28th November to 2nd December 2022