Computer scientist and the Ghanaian Internet professor // Ni Narko Quinor has made great development in the field of the Internet in the continent of Africa.
Ni Narko Quinor is a Ghanaian scientist and engineer who has played an important role in the introduction and development of the Internet throughout Africa.
A computer scientist is known for developing telecommunications and the Internet in Africa
Quinor graduated in engineering sciences from Dartmouth College in 1972 and received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering there in 1973.
He then studied computer science and earned a master’s. From the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1974 and PhD. From the same institution in 1977. He attended Kenpo Technical Secondary School, Addisadell College and Achimota School in Ghana.
He is one of the founding members of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana and continues to hold a professorship there. He is also a member of the University of Ghana Council.
In 2000, he became ICANN’s Director for Africa.
Working with Communications and the Internet Edit
African Network Operators (AfNOG). He introduced value-added networks in the region by introducing SWIFT, Internet and Commerce networks and was the founding president of AfriNIC, the African Numbers Registry.
Koenor is the President of Network Computer Systems in Ghana and a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Group.
ICT Stakeholder, Member of the Telecommunication Council of the International Telecommunication Union, Chair of the Internet Task Force of the Organization of African Unity, President of the Internet Society of Ghana, Member of Worldbank Infodev TAP.
Koinor serves as a delegate to the Global Commission on Internet Governance.
Awards and recognition
Received the 2015 ICANN Ethos Multistakeholder Award with Cheryl Langdon. Also, on 26 June 2013, inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Internet by the Internet Society. In December 2007, Quaynor was awarded the Jonathan B. Postel Service Award from the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force).