Lishan Adam is an independent consultant and researcher specializing in ICTs policy, regulation and their applications in development, with special focus on countries in the South. His research interest covers broadband and economic development, evolution of e-education and the interaction between policy, power and Internet diffusion in Africa. He consults governments and international institutions in different aspects ICT policy, regulation and applications in education, health, agriculture and trade. Dr. Adam also specializes in e-government interoperability framework and enterprise architecture. In the recent years, he is involved in the development of IT parks in Africa.
In the period of 1999-2002, he worked at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa as a programmer, trainer, network manager and regional advisor. Dr. Adam has also served as a visiting academic at Addis Ababa University, the University of Stellenbosch and the University of Witwatersrand between 2002-2010. He is a member of the Research ICT Africa Network (RIA).