Facilitator, Assessor, Moderator, African Story Teller, Futurist, Scenario Strategist
Koffi Kouakou is a senior lecturer at the Wits School of Governance, where he teaches Strategic Government Communications and Scenario Planning. He is the former director of the Unilever Mandela Rhodes Academy for Communications and Marketing (UMRA), a Storyteller, Social Commentator, Business Strategist, Author and Futurist.
He specialises in information communications technologies for development and telecommunications adapted to environmental issues in Africa.
He was the coordinator of the Program on Environment Information Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the World Bank. He also served as the co-Director of the CSIR Virtual Reality Solutions in Pretoria, South Africa. He has been a regular contributor to international, local media and business magazines such as the BBC, VOA, Deutsche Welle, and The People Daily in eNCA, Africa 360 degrees, SAFM, 702 Radio, Power FM, China, Brainstorm, The Media, CIO.COM, Intelligence and Brainstorm in South Africa.
He has co-authored a book titled AfricaDotEdu: IT Opportunities and Higher Education in Africa, 2003. He is fluent in French and English.
Work Experience/Companies worked for:
Wits School of Governance, Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ), Unilever Mandela Rhodes Academy for Communications and Marketing (UMRA), World Bank, Convergence Journal, CSIR Virtual Reality Solutions, Oxford Scenarios Programme, Global Business Network “Doing and using Scenarios (DUS), Salzburg Seminar Alumnus, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), NEPAD