A high-level expert group on e-infrastructures was created by the iMENTORS EU co-funded project as part of complementary quality assurance to give support in enhancing the coherence and effectiveness of international actors involved in e-infrastructures development projects and initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In order to ensure the achievement of high visibility and support for the project, the iMENTORS partners have set up an external group of experts, ranging from representatives of e-infrastructure projects and policy bodies to individual high-level experts, which form the Stakeholders Advisory Board (SAB): 
•    Dr. Francis Tusubira, Chief Executive Officer of the UbuntuNet Alliance
•    Ms. Aida Opoku Mensah, Director ICT and Science & Technology Division (ISTD) at the United Nations Economic Commission
•    Hon.Dr  Margaret  N. Nasha, The Speaker of the National Assembly at the Republic of Botswana
•    Dr. Anders Granlund, Head of Unit for Research Cooperation at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
•    Prof. Björn Pehrson – KTH Royal Institute of Technology
•    Mrs. Mavis Ampha – World Bank, Global ICT Policy Division, Accra Ghana.
The SAB will provide complementary quality assurance in the form of high-level reflections and guidance for the iMENTORS project, while making sure that the implemented platform will be well-accepted and well-received by the e-infrastructures community and other interested parties.  Additionally, the SAB will validate the different use-case scenarios in the process of testing the platform. Some selected members of the SAB will assist in dissemination activities by attending workshops and dissemination events which aim to increase visibility for the project as their extensive networks may attract other organisations to participate in the project.

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iMENTORS_Press_Release_stakeholder-advisory-board.docx