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Dr.  Moez  Chakchouk

Assistant Director-General, UNESCO

Moez Chakchouk serves as UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information since May 2018. From 2015 to 2018, Mr Chakchouk was Chairman and CEO of the Tunisian Post, where he ensured the implementation of a development strategy for this leading public institution that plays a key role in social and financial inclusion in Tunisia.

Graduated in 1998 from Sup'Com Engineering School, Moez received his M.S in Telecommunications from ENIT Engineering School in 2001. In 2009, he achieved his Ph.D in telecommunications and applied mathematics, under the joint tuition of El Manar University, Tunisia and Paris Descartes University, France.

He started his career in December 1998 as a research engineer in CERT, the Tunisian Center for Research and Studies in Telecommunications. He joined in 2005 the Tunisian Telecommunication Regulation Authority (INT) first as chief of technical department, later he became the Head of Interconnection & Access. In March 2010, he was appointed as Adviser to the Minister of Communications Technology in charge of internet development.

In Feb 2011 after the Tunisian revolution, Moez was appointed Chairman and CEO of the ATI (the former Tunisian Internet Agency), the incumbent internet operator in Tunisia since 1996. After his nomination and despite the difficult transitional situation in his country, he succeeded to make huge steps with the support of the Tunisian internet community towards the development of internet in Tunisia. In June 2013 while organizing and hosting the Freedom Online Conference - freedomonline.tn, he launched an open innovation labs in Tunisia (404Labs) in the same place used to host the online censorship equipments.

Moez is a fervent defender of online human rights, he participated in different forums and conferences and he was selected in 2015 as a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance - ourinternet.org.