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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.

Selected Works

  • The Hill: Fixing what is not broken: November 2016 Elections will determine fate of Internet Privatization (More)

  • Fadi's Resignation, Sepp Blatter's Resignation - Others Should Consider Resigning as Well… (More)

  • "No Legal Basis for IANA Transition": A Post-Mortem Analysis of Senate Committee Hearing (More)

  • ICANN Should Not Ululate Over "Booking.com" IRP Outcome: Decision Exposes Failure of Accountability (More)

  • ICANN Africa Strategy - A View from the Inside (More)

  • Congress Will Oversight ICANN: And You Can Take That to the Bank (More)

  • Call for ICANN to Educate and Not Mislead GAC (More)

  • Thank You GNSO - From the SHE.africa (More)

  • From Wikileaks of 2012 to Edward Snowden's NSA Leaks of 2013:Implications for Global Internet Governance (More)

  • Emerging Cyber-Security Threats and Implications for the Private Sector (More)

  • Open Letter to Congress in Defense of the Status Quo on Global Internet Governance Model (More)

  • The Empire Fights Back! (More)

  • 2012 The year of the new gTLD program and the Year to Support ICANN (More)

  • “Role of Private Sector in Africa’s Digital Inclusion”, Regional Integration & Success Stories, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (More)

  • “Not only a Vision - A Common Vision”, (More)

  • “Privacy vs. Free Flow of Ideas”, (More)

  • "A Cornerstone of Democracy: Good Governance" (More)

  • Free flow of ideas - a cornerstone for democracy (More)

  • “Share Dealing Group v s Stock Exchange", on standards of financial discipline. (More)
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.

"Each story captures the spirit behind these successes and
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)