Olivier Alais

Digital task team leader at à l'AFD

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Olivier Alais is digital task team leader at the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and a member of the advisory council of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) which manages the .org.

He has been involved in numerous projects such as overseeing the digital capacity building of human rights activists and journalists in many authoritarian countries, launching the federal social security platform in Mexico, setting up a health insurance for Burmese migrants in Thailand, writing the Open Source policy in Mauritius, supervising an innovation center in Bamako, and setting up rural computer centers and connected radio stations in West Africa.

Olivier was a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and a lecturer in computer science in Burkina Faso.

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