Commonwealth E-Governance Forum 2015

Honourable Jean Philbert Nsengimana

Honourable Jean Philbert Nsengimana

Honourable Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth & ICT, Republic of Rwanda

Honourable Jean Philbert Nsengimana has been the Minister of Youth and ICT of the Republic of Rwanda since 2011. He has spearheaded several initiatives including TransformAfrica Summit in 2013. Before joining the Government of Rwanda, Honorable Jean Philbert Nsengimana worked for the Washington D.C-based interactive mobile health services company Voxiva Inc. as a Country Director for Rwanda.

During his tenure, Voxiva won several awards and accolades including the African Technology in Government Award (TIGA) for best e-health and e-agriculture solutions. Prior to that, he worked as Regional Coordinator for Africa with the Development Gateway Foundation, advancing the use of modern technology in Aid Management, Public Procurement and Knowledge Sharing.

Honourable Francis Kaboneka

Honourable Francis Kaboneka

Honourable Francis Kaboneka, Minister of Local Government, Ministry of Local Government, Republic of Rwanda

Honourable Francis Kaboneka is the Minister of Local Government of the Republic of Rwanda. Before his present position, he has served the Nation in various capacities, namely; Member of Parliament representing Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi Party and has been a Member of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation and Security Standing Parliamentary Committee (2008 – July 2014); Member of Parliament representing the Youth and a Member of Agriculture and Environment Standing Parliamentary Committee (2003-2008); Policy Analyst and Strategist in Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi Secretariat (2000-2003) and Executive Secretary of the National Youth Council (2000).

Honourable Gastone Rusiha MP

Honourable Gastone Rusiha MP

Honourable Gastone Rusiha MP, Representing Persons with Disabilities, Rwanda

Honourable Gastone Rusiha is a Member of Parliament of Rwanda representing Persons with Disabilities since 2013. He has played a leading role in establishing structures of persons with disabilities in Rwanda and actively advocated for inclusion of disabilities in the country’s constitution.

After enactment of the law to establish the Rwandan National Council of Persons with disabilities in 2011, Honourable Gastone Rusiha was elected as its first President. Before being elected to Parliament, Hon Gastone Rusiha worked as Director of Administration at the Rwanda Biomedical Centre, a Parastatal organization under the Ministry of Health.

Honourable Gastone Rusiha holds an Honours degree in Financial Management from the University of Dar es.

Honourable Dr Fred Okeng’o Matiang’i

Honourable Dr Fred Okeng’o Matiang’i

Honourable Dr Fred Okeng’o Matiang’i , Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology, Republic of Kenya

Honourable Fred Matiang’i is the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) in the government of Kenya. Before his appointment, Dr. Matiangi was the Regional Representative in East Africa for the Centre for International Development, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, the State University of New York (SUNY/CID). He formerly served as Chief of Party for Kenya’s Parliamentary Strengthening Program.

Dr. Matiang’i held research and program implementation positions in various civil society organizations in Kenya and conducted research and training for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, the World Bank Institute, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), among others.

Honourable Tharcisse Nkezabahizi

Honourable Tharcisse Nkezabahizi

Honourable Tharcisse Nkezabahizi, Minister of Telecommunications, Information, Communication and Relations with Parliament, Republic of Burundi

Honourable Tharcisse Nkezabahizi is the Minister of Telecommunications, Information, Communication and Relations with Parliament. Republic of Burundi

Graduated in Law at the University of Burundi in 1991 and joined the National Police Academy in 1992 as a Lecturer of administrative law and at the same time legal and policy advisor to the Ministry of the Interior. In 1998, he joined the peace process in Burundi as the facilitator. Since 1996, he was successively Chief Financial at Fund Rural Micro Credit, Parliamentary Assistant Legal Officer at UNDP, Deputy Head of Cabinet at the First Vice-President of the Republic of Burundi, Senior Advisor in charge of political and diplomatic issues, and legal and administrative to the First Vice-Presidency of the Republic of Burundi. Along with these duties, he was Consultant at the FAO, UNICEF, EUROPEAN UNION, GTZ / GIZ in capacity building of organisations.

Honourable William Nyombi Thembo

Honourable William Nyombi Thembo

Honourable William Nyombi Thembo, Minister of State for Information and Communications Technology, Uganda

Honourable Nyombi Thembo is the Minister of State in charge of Information and Communications Technology in Uganda. He has been in government as a Minister of State for the last 12 years and in charge of ICT for the past four years.

Honourable Nyombi Thembo has more than 25 years of experience in public administration having served as an Economist, Administrator in various government agencies and later as a Minister of State for Education, Prime Minister’s Office and currently ICT.

Honourable Nyombi Thembo is an Economist by profession with two Master’s Degrees namely, National Development and Project Management (Bradford, UK) and Master of Science in Development Economics (Uganda Matrys’ University, Uganda). He also has various postgraduate qualifications in Finance, Strategic Planning, ICT Policy and Strategic Studies.

Honourable Yamfwa Mukanga

Honourable Yamfwa Mukanga

Honourable Yamfwa Mukanga, Minister of Transport, Works, Supply, & Communications, Zambia

Honourable . Yamfwa Mukanga was the Provincial Governor for the Copperbelt Province—the focal point for mining activity in Zambia. Following the victory of the Patriotic Front in the 2011 elections, he was appointed as the Minister of Transport, Works, Supply, & Communications. After a brief period as Minister of Mines, Energy, & Water Development in 2012, he again became the Minister of Transport, Works, Supply, & Communications.

Rosemary Mbabazi

Rosemary Mbabazi

Rosemary Mbabazi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and ICT, Rwanda

Rosemary Mbabazi is the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and ICT, Rwanda. The first Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and ICT since it was established.

Rosemary more than 14 years of experience in various sectors from both Government and Private sectors, she has served the country in various capacities ranging from Chairperson of Joint Venture companies between Government of Rwanda and Investment Companies. Rosemary has also served on various boards of government parastatals.

She holds an MBA from Glasgow Caledonian University, UK-Scotland and bachelors degree in Education from Makerere University, Uganda.

Auke Lootsma

Auke Lootsma

Auke Lootsma Country Director, UNDP, Rwanda

Auke Lootsma was assigned as the United Nations Development Programme Country Director in Rwanda on 1 March 2011. Prior to his appointment in Rwanda, Auke served as the UNDP Deputy Country Director (Progamme) in Khartoum, Sudan, for four years.

Since 1994, Auke Lootsma has served in several Senior Managerial Positions within the United Nations Development Programme, both at Headquarters in New York, as well as in Country Offices. He served in the Uganda Country Office as Deputy Resident Representative. At the UNDP Headquarters in New York, he served first as Trust Fund Manager with the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery and then as a Country Programme Advisor with the Regional Bureau for Africa for a total of 6 years.

Charles Munyaneza

Charles Munyaneza

Charles Munyaneza, Executive Secretary, National Electoral Commission, Republic of Rwanda

Charles holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Makerere University, Kampala (1993) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht University, the Netherlands (2005). He has undertaken several International training programmes related to Decentralisation, cooperate Governance and election management including courses at the University of Pretoria (RSA), South Korea, ESAAMI (Arusha) and Harvard University (USA).

Charles has been the Executive Secretary National Electoral Commission since 2009. Previous to this he worked as Director of Political Affairs and Territorial Administration in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Local Government. He has been part of a number election observation missions in a number of African countries including but not limited to: Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, Burundi, Ghana and South Africa

Clement Uwajeneza

Clement Uwajeneza

Clement Uwajeneza, Chief Executive Officer, RwandaOnline

Clement Uwajeneza is the CEO of RwandaOnline Platform Ltd, a company providing a platform that enables online and automated provision of Government to Citizen and Government to Businesses services. Prior to joining RwandaOnline he was the Managing Director at AxIS, a Software Company he founded in 2006.

Clement has built an extensive experience in software projects management and innovation management. He has co-founded prominent ICT industry institutions including the Rwanda ICT Chamber, The Rwanda Software Developers Association and the kLab Innovation Space. In 2014, Clement Was Awarded the Outstanding Young Rwandan Entrepreneur Prize at the ALN Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship.

Didier Nkurikiyimfura

Didier Nkurikiyimfura

Didier Nkurikiyimfura, Director General of ICT, Ministry of Youth and ICT, Rwanda

Didier Nkurikiyimfura is the Director General in charge of ICT in the Ministry of Youth and ICT of Rwanda. He is in charge of the country’s ICT Policy and Strategy development.

Prior to his current functions, Didier worked at the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) where he served in the capacity of head of the IT Security Division; a division that is focused on implementing and coordinating Rwanda’s ICT Security. Didier also worked at the Rwanda Information Technology Authority where he respectively served as Director of the National Computing Centre (NCC) and Director of the National Data Centre (NDC).

Dominique Mvunabandi

Dominique Mvunabandi

Dominique Mvunabandi, Managing Director, Smartfarming Rwanda Ltd

Dominique Mvunabandi is the Managing Director of Smartfarming Rwanda Ltd. He holds an MSc in Geo-information and Earth Observation for Natural Resources Management from Twente Universiteit in the Netherlands. He is currently the Assistant Lecturer at Ruhengeri Institute of Applied Sciences, Department of Land Surveying.

Dominique Mvunabandi, Faculty of Geo-information and Earth Observation (ITC), Department of Natural Resources Management, University of Twente and Department of Land Surveying, Ruhengeri Institute of Applied Sciences (INES-Ruhengeri).

He also is also a trainer in GIS, Remote Sensing, WEB 2.0 and Social media for social transformation and development. Dominique is currently the representative of Challenge Future in Rwanda a youth think tank and global competition, online community and a platform for dialogue aimed at promoting collaboration and innovation for the world’s sustainable future.

Didier Nkurikiyimfura

Didier Nkurikiyimfura

Didier Nkurikiyimfura, Director General of ICT, Ministry of Youth and ICT, Rwanda

Didier Nkurikiyimfura is the Director General in charge of ICT in the Ministry of Youth and ICT of Rwanda. He is in charge of the country’s ICT Policy and Strategy development.

Prior to his current functions, Didier worked at the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) where he served in the capacity of head of the IT Security Division; a division that is focused on implementing and coordinating Rwanda’s ICT Security. Didier also worked at the Rwanda Information Technology Authority where he respectively served as Director of the National Computing Centre (NCC) and Director of the National Data Centre (NDC).

Dr Evariste Karangw

Dr Evariste Karangw

Dr Evariste Karangwa Dean, School of Inclusive and Special Needs Education, Faculty of Education

Dr Evariste is currently the Dean of the School of Inclusive and Special Needs Education, Faculty of Education in Kigali Institute of Education. He is also involved in a number of national programs, including chairing the National Task Force for the Development of Inclusive Education in Rwanda, which is responsible for spearheading the inclusion of students with disabilities in Rwandan public universities.

He has worked as an educator for more than 12 years, including undertaking his M.Ed at the University of Birmingham, UK, and PhD studies on Under-Resourced Communities and Inclusive Education at the Katholieke Univeristeit, Leuven, Belgium.

Dr Terry van Gevelt

Dr Terry van Gevelt

Dr Terry van Gevelt, Project Manager, The Smart Villages Initiative, Research Associate and Affiliated Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge

Dr Terry van Gevelt is a Research Associate and affiliated Lcturer at the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, project manager for the Smart Villages Initiative, and a senior member at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. Previously, Terry has been a visiting scholar at Seoul National University and the Korea Rural Economic Institute. Terry holds a BSc (Hons) from the Department of Economics, University of Warwick, and MPhil and PhD degrees from the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge.

Ebele Okobi

Ebele Okobi

Ebele Okobi, Head of Public Policy, Africa, Facebook

Ebele Okobi is Facebook’s Head of Public Policy, Africa. Before Facebook, Ebele was the founding Global Head and Senior Legal Director for Human Rights at Yahoo, leading global efforts to address the legal and policy issues related to privacy, free expression and access.

Ebele was previously a corporate lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, Paris and London, a consumer rights policy attorney at Consumers Union in San Francisco, a senior director at Catalyst in Silicon Valley and Amsterdam and an MDP in Nike’s EMEA headquarters, where she created marketing, corporate responsibility and business development strategy for sub-Saharan Africa. In 2001, she took a sabbatical to volunteer for human rights organizations in the US and Senegal.

Elida Reci

Elida Reci

Elida Reci, Public Administration and Governance Officer, e-Government Branch, Division for Public Administration and Development Management, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

Elida joined the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), New York in 2005 as the Governance and Public Administration Officer. Since then she is serving as Africa e-government regional coordinator, leading the work on the UN Compendium on Innovative E-Government Practices and serving as a team member for several publications of DPADM/UNDESA.

Elida joined UNDESA after 18 years of extensive experience in transition economies. A senior economic advisor to the Prime Minister of Albania, a former director at the Albanian Ministry of Finance and a Founder of Albanian Public-Private Finance Institute she has been advising and working closely with parliaments, governments, civil society and business Ms. Reci is a graduate of Brandeis and Harvard University, USA.

Ellman Tigere Chanakira

Ellman Tigere Chanakira

Ellman Tigere Chanakira, Group CEO, Twenty Third Century Systems

Ellman holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration specialising in Business Informatics from the University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He started his career in Germany after leaving university, as a Systems Analyst / Programmer for a subsidiary of the multinational Degussa AG before returning to Zimbabwe.

In Zimbabwe, Ellman worked for the Agricultural and Rural Development Authority, Forestry Commission and Cotton Company of Zimbabwe as head of ICT before founding Twenty Third Century Systems together with his wife in 1996. The company has grown from a single employee company in 1996 to a company employing over 300 people as of today with presence in 7 other countries in Africa; namely Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, South Africa, Nigeria and also in the Middle East.

Ellman is a certified SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling Consultant. He was is one of the first consultants to be certified in the SAP application in Africa and one of the most experienced SAP consultants on the African continent. He was certified in 1997 after having worked with SAP R/2 in Germany. He has been instrumental in driving SAP’s initiatives in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and the rest of Africa.

George Dzomba

George Dzomba

George Dzomba, Senior Project Manager, Twenty Third Century Systems

George Dzomba is an accomplished ICT practitioner with more than 22 years ICT experience. Having graduated as an Electrical Engineer, George’s experience ranges from service delivery and support, infrastructure management, security, IT governance, and e-government. He has worked in the banking sector, public sector, logistics sector and as a private consultant. As the e-Government Programme Manager, George is in charge of the SAP e-government solution to the public sector with current work focused on the Government of Zimbabwe programme.

Hodge Semakula

Hodge Semakula

Hodge Semakula, Executive Secretary, East African Communications Organisation

Hodge Semakula is the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the East African Communication Organization (EACO) whose mission is to promote policy harmonization and development of the ICT sector in the five East African Community member States.

Hodge is a lawyer by profession and holds an LLM in IT & Telecom Law and an M.A in Public Administration & Management. He has in the last twenty years served as Legal Counsel to a number of public and private organizations in Uganda.

Before joining EACO in 2012, Hodge served as Legal Counsel to the Uganda Communication Commission for 12 years. During this period, he gained ample knowledge and experience in regulation of the ICT sector and contributed to the development of the regulatory and policy framework for the communication sector in Uganda.

Jean-Jacques Massima-Landji

Jean-Jacques Massima-Landji

Jean-Jacques Massima-Landji, Representative for Central Africa and Madagascar, International Telecommunications Union

Jean-Jacques Massima-Landji is the ITU Representative for Central Africa and Madagascar based in Yaoundé, since 2009. He has managed the Iraq project within ITU, Telecommunication development Bureau ( BDT) from 2000 to 2004 and was the first chair of the Regulatory Body in Gabon. Chairman of RASCOM board of directors in 1993 and 1994, he represented Gabon in various Telecommunications events and Conferences at different positions among those as central and then general manager of Telecommunications of Gabon from 1990 to 1998. M. Massima-Landji was graduated in Paris in 1983 as Engineer in Telecommunications and Electronics and has gathered a wide experience of more than 30 years in the field of ICT and Computer science.

Juma Kandie

Juma Kandie

Juma Kandie, Immediate Past Chair, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation and Director for Human Capital and Administration, Communications Authority of Kenya

Juma Kandie is the Director responsible for Human Capital and Administration at the Communications Authority of Kenya, the country’s ICT industry regulator. He has over 20 years’ experience in leadership and management, spanning across Financial Services, Development and the ICT sector.

He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Governing Council of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, a council member of the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute, and Chairman of the Board of Scripture Union Kenya, a faith based NGO. He is also a board member of the Institute of Human Resources Management Kenya and is actively involved in community based development projects.

Kenfield Griffith

Kenfield Griffith

Kenfield Griffith, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, mSurvey

Kenfield Griffith is Co-Founder and CEO of mSurvey. mSurvey is a mobile survey platform that enables anyone with any mobile phone to offer structured feedback that can be analyzed and used to make decisions in real-time. mSurvey is used by an array of organizations in emerging markets from health researchers, policy makers and students, to companies improving operational goals through customer satisfaction, employee feedback, and net promoter metrics to help businesses grow effectively in emerging markets.

mSurvey was used in Trinidad and Tobago to conduct the first mobile Digital Divide Survey to guide ICT policy and improve the ICT indices (DAI, DOI, IDI) in the country. Kenfield received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Design and Computation where he developed the first version of mSurvey for his own PhD research in Africa and the Caribbean.

Yosef Murangwa

Yosef Murangwa

Yosef Murangwa, Director General, National Institute of Statistics, Rwanda

Murangwa Yusuf is the Director General of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda. He is a professional statistician and operational researcher with over 10 years of experience in official statistics. He’s main interest is in economic, labour and population development issues.

The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda has been working to produce official statistics needed for the country’s planning and decision base and make it available to the wider public for use. Advancing open data in the official statistics domain is now a priority for the national institute of statistics and the foundation has already been set.

Oluseun Onigbinde

Oluseun Onigbinde

Oluseun Onigbinde, Co-Founder, BudgIT

Oluseun Onigbinde is a graduate of Electrical/Electronics Engineering from the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Oluseun has sound experiences in data visualisation, analytics, strategy and business development while working with two of Nigeria’s leading banks.

Being a firm adherent of open data and how it guarantees a transparency and initiates communities to action, he co-founded a civic startup in Nigeria named BudgIT. Oluseun is also a consultant to DFID UK Federal Reform projects. He is also a recipient of Ashoka fellowship, 2012 Nigerian Future Awards and Knight Fellow with International Center for Journalists.

Patrick Nyirishema

Patrick Nyirishema

Patrick Nyirishema, Director General, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority

Patrick Nyirishema currently serves as the Director General within the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority. He previously spent seven years holding national/strategic responsibilities in the ICT sector at the Rwanda Development Board.

He has advised President Paul Kagame as focal point for the Global Commission for Digital Development and the Presidential Infrastructure Championship Initiative.

Paul Kiage

Paul Kiage

Paul Kiage, Manager / Projects Monitoring and Evaluation, Communications Authority of Kenya

Paul Kiage works for the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK), the telecommunications regulatory authority in Kenya as a Manager / Projects Monitoring and Evaluation. For the last four years, he has managed and evaluated universal access projects in Kenya on behalf of CAK.

He is a professionally qualified Population Scientist / Statistician with extensive M&E experience in development projects performance monitoring and evaluation spanning over 12 years. He has acquired practical experience in project development and implementation management through working with local, regional organizations as well the continental body, the African Union (AU) as Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. His central areas of expertise are projects design, data analysis, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation of development oriented projects.

Peter Mbengie

Peter Mbengie

Peter Mbengie, Director of Strategy and Forecasting, Telecommunications Regulatory Board, Cameroon

Peter Mbengie is currently Director of Strategy and Prospective for the Telecommunications Regulatory Board of Cameroon. He specialises in forming National Telecommunication/ICT policies and strategies of regulation, and control.

Professor Anastase Shyaka

Professor Anastase Shyaka

Professor Anastase Shyaka, Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Governance Board

Professor Anastase SHYAKA is the CEO of the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB). He is a Research Professor of Political Science and a former director of the Center for Conflict Management of the University of Rwanda. He has vast academic and research experience in conflict analysis and peace studies, international relations, Governance and Democracy in Africa, with particular focus on the Great Lakes Region.

Professor Robert Jallan’go Akello

Professor Robert Jallan’go Akello

Professor Robert Jallan’go Akello, Lecturer in Telecommunications and Electronics, Multimedia University of Kenya

Robert Jallan’go Akello holds an MSc Degree from The Moscow Institute of Telecommunications (1971) and a PhD from Bangor, Wales (1977).

R.J. Akello has taught Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering from 1971, starting with The City & Guilds Higher Diploma Programmes at The Kenya Polytechnic, and degree programmes at The University of Nairobi, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. He is currently teaching at the Multimedia University of Kenya where he is a Full time Professor.

Rosemary Mbabazi

Rosemary Mbabazi

Rosemary Mbabazi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and ICT, Rwanda

Rosemary Mbabazi is the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and ICT, Rwanda. The first Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and ICT since it was established.

Rosemary more than 14 years of experience in various sectors from both Government and Private sectors, she has served the country in various capacities ranging from Chairperson of Joint Venture companies between Government of Rwanda and Investment Companies. Rosemary has also served on various boards of government parastatals.

She holds an MBA from Glasgow Caledonian University, UK-Scotland and bachelors degree in Education from Makerere University, Uganda.

Professor Tim Unwin

Professor Tim Unwin

Professor Tim Unwin, Secretary – General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

Professor Tim Unwin was appointed as the Secretary – General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation in September 2011, and he also leads the CTO’s activities on ICTs for people with disabilities and ICTs in education, focusing particularly on skills development and entrepreneurship. He serves on the ITU’s m-Powering Development Advisory Board, as a member of the Advisory Council of the Alliance for Affordable Internet, as a Member of the UK Department for International Development’s Digital Advisory Panel, and on the International Advisory Board of the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats, (IMPACT). He has also been Chair of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission since 2009, and a Commissioner since 2004.

His continuing academic roles include his role as UNESCO Chair in ICT4D and Emeritus Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, as well as Honorary Professor at Lanzhou University in China. He has written or edited 15 books and more than 200 academic papers and chapters, many of which focus on the use of technology in development practices. His latest edited book, Information and Communication Technologies for Development, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2009.

Victor Kyalo

Victor Kyalo

Victor Kyalo, Chief Executive Officer, ICT Authority of Kenya

Victor Kyalo is the Chief Executive Officer of the ICT Authority of Kenya. Before his appointment to head the ICT Authority (ICTA), Victor Kyalo served as Acting CEO, ICT Authority. Previously, he served as the Program Manager in charge of World Bank, Kenya Transparency and Communications Infrastructure Project (KTCIP) at the former Kenya ICT Board.

He has participated in several Government of Kenya ICT projects as an ICT infrastructure consultant in the telecommunication and education sectors. Kyalo’s focus is on the deployment of communication technologies and services targeted at providing effective delivery mechanisms and processes in learning and teaching. Apart from systems design and implementation, his key interests are in the selection, measurements, and management of technology solutions, aiming at enabling an enterprise to optimize the return on its investment.

Kyalo holds a BSc (Hons.) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nairobi. He is a Philips International Institute Fellow.

Vincenzo Aquaro

Vincenzo Aquaro

Vincenzo Aquaro, Chief of E-Government Branch United Nations Public Administration Network, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

Vincenzo Aquaro is Chief of the E Government Branch (EGB) of the Division for Public Administration & Development Management of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

EGB publishes the UN E-Government Survey, conducts capacity-building and provides online training tools for efficient, effective public service delivery based on transparency, accountability and civic participation.

Previously Vincenzo was President and CEO of Formit Servizi SpA, an Italian advisory company on e governance and of CARMA Scientific Research Consortium, a company engaged in e-services in Agriculture and Agro-industry. He holds a Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bari, Italy.

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