Dr. Mactar Seck

Dr. Mactar Seck is a Digital Economic Affairs Officer at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa since 2006.  He holds a PhD degree in Telecommunication, Electronic systems and Multimedia Engineering. He has been involved in the telecommunication, ICT4D and STI field over the last 20 years, specializing in areas such as digital policy strategy and regulatory framework, internet governance issues, digital infrastructures including Broadband, nanotechnology, Internet related research (IoT, Cloud services, artificial intelligence.  etc.), integrated services digital networks including digital ID, digital economy, tax policy platforms, etc. He has brought to ECA a long working experience which he uses in his day-to-day work to support African countries to use digital technologies as means of achieving the SDGs. Working as leading the digital technology programme of UNECA, He assisted several African countries, international and regional organizations to formulate, implement and evaluate policies and strategies in digital technologies/applications for achieving SDGs. He is also the WSIS and Internet Governance Forum focal point of UNECA

Before to join ECA, He held several position in Senegal (Director General of the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority, Executive Secretary of the Senegalese High Council of Industry, Chief of Teleservices and Innovation Division at the national Telecom operator (Sonatel), etc.). He served as a senior researcher at TDF C2R Group France Telecom and was awarded a European patent on data/image compression systems. Lauréat of the « Grand Prix du Président de la République du Sénégal pour les Sciences et l ’Innovation » Edition 1996, He is also Member of the Senegalese Academy of Sciences and Technology,