Development and Public policy Analyst and Researcher
Ashraf Patel is a development and public policy analyst and researcher with a focus on digital and ICT Media policy regulation, knowledge economy and innovation policy. He is a digital knowledge associate at the IGD. Patel has over 15 years of experience in Public Policy, development, management advisory, communications, stakeholder management, ICT policy and telecoms regulation, innovation systems development, e-education projects and ICT4D initiatives in various capacities in South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa. Patel's various roles and responsibilities included ICT Policy research programme manager, Africa ICT/Telecoms analyst as well as innovation programme coordinator.