Former ICT minister Omobola Johnson has joined the board of World Wide Web Foundation (Web Foundation for short).
The Web Foundation was established by world wide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 2009 to advance the open web as a public good and a basic right.
This was announced in a statement by Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), where Johnson had served as Honorary Chairperson for the past three years.
“As the second Honorary Chair of A4AI — a role she assumed on September 1, 2015 — Omobola has provided invaluable policy guidance and has led high-level advocacy efforts to drive down the cost of internet. In that time, both A4AI’s membership and its international profile have grown, and the Alliance has achieved important policy victories, including the adoption of the ‘1 for 2’ affordability target by Nigeria, Ghana, ECOWAS and the UN Broadband Commission,” A4A1 had said.
Johnson said on the development: “It has been a pleasure to work with A4AI since its inception and I am proud of what it has accomplished in its first five years. I look forward to continuing to advocate for its mission on the board of the Web Foundation.”
She also confirmed the development on Twitter:
So honoured to be asked to join the Web FOUNDATION Board. Looking forward to contributing to making all of the web available to all of the people. https://t.co/FEzHh192TM
— Omobola Johnson (@OmobolaJohnson) September 1, 2018