Katim S. Touray

Katim S. Touray

International Development Consultant, and ICT for development advocate
Joined on September 16, 2012 – Gambia
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About

Katim Seringe Touray is an international development consultant based in The Gambia, and has conducted assignments for government and UN agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations in many African countries.  He has been an Internet user since the early 1990's, and an advocate for leveraging ICTs, especially the Internet, for development.  He is also a free and open source software advocate, is on the Council of the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA), and was Vice Chair of the FOSSFA Council (2010 - 2012)

Largely self-educated about the Internet and ICT, Dr. Touray has a Ph. D. in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He was a researcher for the Ministry of Agriculture in The Gambia, and Chairman of the board of Directors of the National Agricultural Development Agency (NADA).  He also was on the board of Directors of ICANN for three years (2008 – 2011).  In addition, he co-founded Ummah Digital, a Gambian startup early in 2012 to apply for the .ummah gTLD in ICANN’s new gTLD program.