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Mactar Seck

Chief of Section – Innovation and Technology, UNECA

Dr. Mactar Seck has been involved in the telecommunication, ICT4D including Digital Id , Digital Trade and digital economy as well as in STI field over the last 20 years, specializing in areas such as digital policy strategy and regulatory framework, internet governance issues, digital infrastructures including Broadband, nanotechnology, Internet related research (IoT, Cloud services, artificial intelligence, digital payment systems,) etc.), integrated services digital networks including digital ID, digital economy, tax policy platforms, etc.

Working as the Chief of Technology and Innovation Section and Coordinator the Digital Centre of Excellence on Digital ID, digital trade and Digital economy a Digital Economy at the Economic Commission for Africa, He assisted several African countries, international and regional organizations to formulate, implement and evaluate policies and strategies in digital technologies/applications for achieving SDGs. He is also the WSIS and Internet Governance Forum focal point of UNECA.

Before joining ECA, He held several position in Senegal (Director General of the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority, Executive Secretary of the Senegalese High Council of Industry, Chief of Teleservices and Innovation Division at the national Telecom operator (Sonatel), etc.). He served as a senior researcher at TDF C2R Group France Telecom and was awarded a European patent on data/image compression systems. Lauréat of the « Grand Prix du Président de la République du Sénégal pour les Sciences et l ’Innovation » Edition 1996, He is also Member of the Senegalese Academy of Sciences and Technology.