Chief Executive Officer
NEMISA non-executive Board Member
Ms Ismail has a long history with developing e-skills human capacity in South Africa. From 2010, she was Chief Director at the then-named Department of Communications’ e-Skills Institute. The work of the e-Skills Institute resulted in the concept launch of the Ikamva National e-Skills Institute (INeSI) in February 2014. This is the first national catalytic organisation in South Africa. The model was endorsed by the ITU (United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union) and recommended to 55 countries.
NEMISA moving towards INeSI is responsible for the development of e-skills human capacity in South Africa. The distributed model was designed to impact against the National Development Plan, SA Connect and Outcome 5 of the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF).
Ms Ismail’s work included a leadership role for:
• The establishment of 6 provincial collaborative e-skills knowledge production and coordination CoLabs.
• The establishment of a national Research Network for e-skills.
• Multi-stakeholder collaboration with the national curriculum development and training working group.
• The delivery of National Curriculum and Competency Framework policy document (NCCF).
In 2015, she was CEO at the Cape Digital Foundation. This is a not-for-profit and non-governmental agency that focuses on capitalising the development of digital infrastructure (broadband) as a means to bring about a connect economy.
Ms Ismail has a MCom Information Systems (University of the Western Cape) and is currently working towards her PhD. Ms Mymoena Ismail received the following 2016 ICT Public Service Awards at Govtech 2016:
• Women in ICT
• ICT Public Service Contributor of the Year