As Chief of Department at the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the ITU, Dr. Cosmas is responsible for the Statistics and Measuring the Information Society, project management, capacity building, emergency telecommunications, climate change, e-waste management, and providing support to least developed countries, landlocked developing states, and small island developing states.
Dr. Cosmas has been passionately designing and implementing global ICT projects for both sustainable development and disaster management. He has a track record of being a high-level multilateral negotiator, undertaking successful resource mobilisation, and publishing. He has also written on disaster risk reduction and management, climate change adaptation and e-waste management. He recently launched a groundbreaking project on the use of big data to mitigate the impact of the Ebola disease, and epidemics in general. He is currently leading a project on the use of big data for official statistics.
Holds a PhD in multilateral trade (Switzerland), Master of Laws in Telecommunications and Information Technology (United Kingdom), Masters in International Relations (USA), Masters in Business Administration (Zimbabwe), Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (USA), and Diplomas in Telecommunications and Systems Engineering (Romania and Japan).