21st-22nd August 2017

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching,
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Gerard Sylvester

Knowledge and Information Management Officer
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Bangkok, Thailand

Gerard Sylvester is currently positioned as Knowledge and Information Management Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO, http://www.fao.org/) at its regional office for the Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok. He has worked extensively on ICT related development projects in Africa and Asia.

At FAO, he is responsible for initiating and managing collaborations with partners around the region to improve sustainable development through the application of modern information and communication technology (ICT). Also responsible for the conducting information assessments, formulated knowledge strategies, increasing the impact of good practices, and expanded the dissemination of the Organization’s regional information and for promoting efficient and effective methodologies in ICT4D among member countries in the region through FAO’s activities. He is one of the authors of the E-Agriculture Strategy Guide and is involved in assisting member countries develop their national e-agriculture strategy using this framework.