Quantcast
peoplepill id: nancy-hafkin
NH
1 views today
1 views this week
Nancy Hafkin

Nancy Hafkin South African computer scientist

South African computer scientist
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro South African computer scientist
Is Computer scientist Engineer
From South Africa
Type Engineering Science Technology
Gender female
Birth 1942
Age: 78 years
The details
Biography

Nancy Hafkin is a pioneer of networking and development information and electronic communications in Africa, spurring the Pan African Development Information System (PADIS) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) from 1987 until 1997. Nancy Hafkin played a role in facilitating the Association for Progressive Communications's work to enable email connectivity in more than 10 countries during the early 1990s, before full Internet connectivity became a reality in most of Africa. The APC (headquarters in Johannesburg) established the annual Nancy Hafkin Prize for innovation in information technology in Africa which recognises outstanding initiatives using information and communications technology (ICTs) for development.

Writing

Nancy Hafkin edited Cinderella or Cyberella?: Empowering Women in the Knowledge Society, which was published in 2006 - a collection of essays discussing ways that information and communications technologies empower women.

Awards

In 2012, Hafkin was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame by the Internet Society.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
Comments
Reference sources
References
http://old.apc.org/english/press/archive/apc_p015.shtml
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/2421311.stm
https://web.archive.org/web/20110728175405/http://archive.wigsat.org/bios.html
http://archive.wigsat.org/bios.html
https://www.rienner.com/title/Cinderella_or_Cyberella_Empowering_Women_in_the_Knowledge_Society
http://www.internethalloffame.org/inductees/year/2012
http://isni.org/isni/0000000082486614
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84165008
http://data.bibliotheken.nl/id/thes/p06844494X
https://viaf.org/viaf/62954752
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/62954752
arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up arrow-down instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube stumbleupon comments comments pandora gplay iheart tunein pandora gplay iheart tunein itunes