Bekele is an advocate of ICT for development, the multi-stakeholder model of internet governance, private sector-led economy, ethics in business, and passionate about women and youth empowerment.
Ms. Bekele's work in Africa, noted as a representative entrepreneur, is profiled in this book below: "Africa: Continent of Economic Opportunity", published 2nd November 2006.
The New Times BOOK REVIEW February 11, 2007By Mwiti Marete, Kigali, Rwanda
Reviews...Continent of Economic Opportunity
David Fick's "Africa: Continent of Economic Opportunity" reads like a "Who is Who" list of hard-nosed African entrepreneurs who have fished in life's dustbins and weathered the elements with astounding results.
highlights how they are not only creating countless job opportunities in 53 African countries but also bringing immeasurable improvement to the quality of life in African communities".
Sophia Bekele: Online Security issues in Africa: The AUCC Debate on Cyber security Needs to Involve All Stakeholders
The African Union's Convention on the Establishment of a Credible Legal Framework for Cyber Security in Africa (AUCC) — which seeks to intensify the fight against cybercrime across Africa in light of rising incidences of cybercrime — has been the focus of debate recently.
In view of this and to further shed light on online security issues in Africa, CIO East Africa sought the views of Ms Sophia Bekele, an internet security expert and international policy advisor over internet and ICT. Below are excerpts. (More)