Regional Coordinator – Africa, Creative Commons
Executive Director, Content Development and Intellectual Property (CODE-IP) Trust
Alex Gakuru considers Intellectual Property in general, and copyright in particular, a cross-cutting theme on his various engagements.
He is Regional Coordinator – Africa, Creative Commons; Executive Director, Content Development and Intellectual Property (CODE-IP) Trust – a non-profit catalyzing local content development and its intellectual property protection; Council Member, Free and Open Source Software Foundation for Africa; Member, Task Force aligning communication laws to the Constitution of Kenya, 2010; Involved in global Internet Policy formulation; Elected Africa representative at ICANN’s Non-Commercial Users Constituency Executive Committee from 2009 to 2012.
He served as Chairman, Broadcasting Content Advisory Council at the Communications Commission of Kenya to March 2013. Prior to his appointment he served on several other government Task Forces; Creative Content Task Force; ICT Standards Task Force; IPv6 Task Force; Kenya Bureau of Standards’ Documents Standards Committee; among others.
He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics from the University of Nairobi and has undertaken several short courses on ICT, media and communications, content, law and regulation.
Last updated December 2013.