Israel Bionyi

Israel Bionyi

Communications and Outreach Manager - Africa

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Biography

Award winning communications specialist and respected former journalist with a strong passion for the planet. Double master’s in Communications and Media and Public Relations from the Universities of Douala, Cameroon and Leicester, UK in the School of Media and Communication. More than 7 years of career experience in international development and journalism. He has won several awards for his work in media and development, including the United Nations Media for Social Impact Leadership Council Award 2018, the Science Media Award and Summit Fellowship, the African Development Bank Energy and Climate Fellowship and the Haller Development Journalism Award 2015.

In 2015 via his found organisation, Development Media for Africa, he organised an environmental writing competition for rural secondary schools in Cameroon, which highlighted the importance of agriculture, when he also won the World Vision for Education and Development award in Cameroon for excellence in promoting rural education. Israel has published several journalistic articles and academic publications focused on data, knowledge communication and media economics.

Latest posts

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Infrastructure and Community Development 1 September 2021

In Rwanda, Paving the Way to Keep Local Content Local

IXPs are key to exchanging traffic locally and making the Internet faster and cheaper. Read how RICTA has developed...

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Infrastructure and Community Development 27 August 2021

A Vibrant Community Works to Make the Internet Better in Africa

Africa could very well become the next incubator for Internet innovation – and IXPs have played a crucial part in...

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About Internet Society 19 August 2021

A Partnership to Advance Digital Rights and Internet Development in Africa

The Internet Society and CIPESA have commited to work together for an open, secure, and trustworthy Internet for Africa.

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Infrastructure and Community Development 13 August 2021

Georgia Prepares to Launch a New Internet Exchange Point

A new Internet exchange point will launch in Georgia in September. We look at the motivations for developing the...

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Growing the Internet 30 July 2021

Measuring IXP Success in South Africa against the 80/20 Goal

NAPAfrica wants to make the Internet more accessible across the continent. Here's how it's been playing a pivotal role...

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Infrastructure and Community Development 11 June 2021

In Central Asia, Experts Discuss Opportunities to Grow IXPs

When the Internet Society, Asian Development Bank, and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the...

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