Mr. Richard Kerby

Mr. Richard Kerby

United Nations

Mr. Richard Kerby is the Senior Inter-Regional Adviser on e-Government in UNDESA. He provides policy advises and carry out technical cooperation missions to Governments on issues connected with e-government development, focusing on e-government environment readiness assessment; open government, open data, e-participation, citizen engagement, identifying e-government applications; benchmarking and measuring progress in e-government development (advocacy and awareness) and establishing networks of support.

Richard Kerby is an Expert in ICT for Development and Private Sector Management. Main specializations are E-Government Policy and Operations, E-Governance. His expertise also involved developing public policy for Information and Communication Technologies, developing national IT Policy and strategies and content management. In addition, he has also developed skills in Internet Governance, Development Economic and Planning, Private Sector Development, Public-Private Partnerships, Micro-Financing, Small and Medium Enterprise, and South-South Collaboration.

Richard Kerby has over 20 years experience in providing advisory services to developing countries in the area of ICT for development in over 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East and Latin America. He has previously worked for UNDP - Africa Bureau, as the main interlocutor for ICT for development and in UNIDO, as an Investment Promotion officer for the Caribbean. Recently Richard Kerby has been one of the main authors of 2008, 2010 UN e-Government Survey reports and a contributor to the 2012 and 2014 UN e-Government Survey reports; assisting developing countries in developing the e-government strategies; working with a number of Gulf Coast Countries (GCC) to build their e-government capacities to strengthen their respective public sectors. Richard Kerby has Haitian and American citizenship and speaks English, French and Creole.

In UNDP, Mr. Richard Kerby was responsible for coordinating and formulating UNDP Africa’s programme of assistance in developing Africa’s Private Sector and Information and Communication Technologies sectors. He was the Private Sector and IT Adviser to the Regional Bureau for Africa in UNDP and was also the Principal Coordinator for the UNDP/CISCO Partnership on the Networking Academies in Africa

He has an MBA in International Finance and is a member of the Omicron Epsilon Delta, an honor Society for Economists. He also served on the African-American Institute’s Advisory Board for Internet Development in Africa. He was also the Chairman of the Stitching Board for the IFC, AfDB and UNDP regional project African Training Management Services, a multi-million dollar donor led project for private sector development in Africa.