Digital Innovator, ITU Fellow
Congratulations to B-Gifted Founder and CEO Andrew Benson Greene from
Sierra Leone, who this week, has been featured on the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU) Geneva as one of the shortlisted competitors
from over 155 entries. Through an International Open Call for ideas organized by the ITU, the founder’s new and unique initiative for the use of telecommunication
technology caught the attention of the international judges. As an
“ITU Fellow’, and digital innovator from Sierra Leone `, Greene hopes
that as one of the selected talents, he will build his ground-breaking
idea at several workshops in Geneva and ‘work closely with the partner
Not For Profits, he and other shortlisted winners will pitch their
developed ideas to World 11 delegates and also have the chance to
pitch to world leaders and win seed funding. At the workshops, the
mentors will ensure the ‘developed solution is fit for purpose’.
Greene hopes ‘to use his knowledge and skills to make the world a
At the ITU Event in Geneva 2011, Andrew Benson Greene was joined
by Leaders in the Sierra Leone Government such as Commissioner Turay (NATCOM), Honourable Ibrahim Sorie, and Hon Deputy Speaker of Parliament Chernor Bah
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technologies seamlessly interconnect, and striving to improve access
to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.
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and an extensive experience in convening top players to shape the
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others, who come together to help shape the agenda for Forum debates.Andrew Benson Greene has been named an ITU Digital Innovator for 2011. Telecom World 2011 will take place in Geneva on October 24-27. It aims to bring together industry CEOs and world leaders, digital experts, technology gurus, and grassroots technology pioneers to tackle core issues shaping the global ICT landscape in the age of broadband technology. In a departure from previous Telecom World events, Telecom World 2011 will dispense with the traditional exhibition show floor and instead focus on facilitating knowledge sharing, networking, deal making, and consensus building.
Belief In:'Freedom of expression is a cornerstone of democratic rights and freedoms. In its very first session in 1946, before any human rights declarations or treaties had been adopted, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 59(I) stating "Freedom of information is a fundamental human right and ... the touchstone of all the freedoms to which the United Nations is consecrated."Other Contributions,Quotes, Commendations and Awards: Aureal Writers Club Awards Fourah Bay College University of Sierra Leone 1996, James B. Boskey Memorial Fresh Faces Awards USA 2000, Goi Peace Foundation Essay Writing Awards Japan, 2000, Cable and Wireless Childnet Awards Science Museum London , UK 2003, Bremen Peace Commendation -Threshold Foundation, Bremen, Germany 2003, Beyond Borders Listen Up International Video Awards New York 2003, Jeanne Sauve Scholars Awards 2004 Montreal Canada, Global junior Challenge Awards Rome, Italy 2007, International Telecommunication Awards Geneva Switzerland 2011, Teach a Man to Fish, Pan-Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education UK, 2012. In addition Greene was on the shortlist for the 'digital Visions Fellows' at Stanford University California USA.