Abraham Kuuku Sam is a nonresident senior fellow at the GeoTech Center of the Atlantic Council. He also serves as an advisor for data policy and regulation at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) African Union (AU) where he is responsible for supporting the AU Commission, AU member states, and Regional Economic Communities on the development of a competitive regional digital economy and the implementation of the AU Data Policy Framework. He is part of the expert group drafting the AU Artificial Intelligence Strategy.
Previously, Sam was a project manager at the Tony Blair Institute. As part of this role, he was an embedded advisor at Ghana’s Ministry of Communications and Digitalization where he coordinated the development of Ghana’s digital economy policy and the Common National Digital Architecture project . Before this role, he was an advisor for artificial intelligence (AI) for sustainable development at GIZ Ghana where he initiated the development of the Ghana National AI Strategy and the Ghana AI Fellowship. He also led the implementation of the Africa AI Accelerator. He has a decade of telecommunication experience which includes rolling out digital infrastructure in Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. In 2017, he co-founded the Institute of ICT Professionals, Ghana where he remains a member of the board of directors.
Sam holds an MPA in engineering and public policy from University College London, an MBA in engineering management from Coventry University, and a BSc in electrical and electronics engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.