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Isaias Barreto da Rosa

  • PhD
  • Auxiliar Professor
  • University Jean Piaget
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Dr. Isaias Barreto da Rosa was the first ECOWAS Commissioner in charge of Telecommunications & Information Technologies having served from February 2014 to February 2018. He concluded his post-doc at Tallinn University, Estonia, addressing the issue of enabling mobile access to digital libraries in digital divide environments. He holds an Advanced Studies Diploma and a PhD degree (Hons) in Education and Human Development (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain), a Master degree in Management Development (Euro-Arab Management School, Granada, Spain), and a bachelor degree in Computer Science (Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal). Dr. Isaias Barreto da Rosa is a Cisco Academy instructor, by the University of Central England, United Kingdom and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa. Prior to joining the ECOWAS he worked as a Software developer at the Center for the Study of Information Problems at the Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal; researcher and lecturer at Tallinn University, Estonia; professor at Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde for 13 years, where he also assumed several other responsibilities such as head of the Department of Science and Technology, Director of the Technological Division; Director of the Digital Education Lab, Cisco Academy Manager, Microsoft IT Academy Manager, etc. Dr. Isaias Barreto da Rosa was also a consultant for Cape Verdean Government and institutions as well as several international organizations. He has lectured in several countries and has dozens of scientific papers published in scientific journals and proceedings of international conferences. In his capacity as ECOWAS Commissioner for Telecommunications and IT, Dr. da Rosa was the arrowhead of these sectors at ECOWAS, overseeing the development and deployment of policies as well as reliable and affordable Telecommunications, Postal and ICT services for ECOWAS Institutions and the West African subregion at large.

Recent publications

  • Integración Regional de Cabo Verde en la CEDEAO: retos y perspectivas

    • Rosa I
    • Oliveria A
  • Theory, Practice and Policy: An Inquiry into the Uptake of HCI Practices in the Software Industry of a Developing Country

    • Ogunyemi A
    • Lamas D
    • Adagunodo E
    • et al.

Professional experience

Auxiliar Professor

University Jean Piaget

December 2010 - Present

Commissioner for Telecoms and IT

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

February 2014 - February 2018(4 years)

Post-doctoral Researcher

Tallinn University, Institute for Informatics

January 2012 - December 2013(2 years)

Director of the Unit (Department) of Science and Technology

Universidade Jean Piaget de Cabo Verde - University Jean Piaget of Cape Verde

January 2008 - December 2010(3 years)

Teaching Assintat

University Jean Piaget of Cape Verde

September 2001 - December 2010(9 years)


PhD in Education and Human Development

Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

September 2006 - December 2010(4 years)

DEA in Education and Human Development

Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

January 2004 - February 2006(2 years)

Master in Management Development

Euro Arab Management School

January 2000 - November 2000(10 months)

Licenciate in Computer Science

Universidade de Lisboa

September 1995 - July 1999(4 years)

Co-authors (12)