Bio

Short Bio

Christopher is is an IT career professional, a lecturer and a researcher at the School of Computing and Informatics, University of Nairobi, with over 10 years of experience in Software development and ICT Training in Kenya and South Africa. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Christopher’s specialization area in his PhD was ICT4D, working with illiterate and semi-literate day-labour workers from Kenya, South Africa, and Namibia to develop a telecommuting model using existing ICTs. Christopher also holds a Master of Science (Applied Computer Science) and Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), both from the University of Nairobi.

Among projects Christopher has recently worked on include (a) Capturing the Gains –A UKAID funded project. The main objective of the project was to find out how ICTs, especially the mobile phones increased the living standards of the poor. (b) E-readiness survey of KENET Member Institutions. The objective of this project was to find out how ready higher institutions of learning were to adopt ICTs, especially e-services. (c) Development of a BPO Industry in Kenya. The objective was to find out the Critical Success Factors of the BPO industry in Kenya. (d). Mobile Phone-Based Personal Health Record System for Resource Constrained Environment. The objective of this project is to contextualize Personal Health Records in the developing world, where infrastructural challenges such as intermittent power and internet connectivity is a norm. This is an ongoing project and is a MRC Jointly Funded Initiative. Christopher has developed numerous applications, trained staff to operate these applications and successfully deployed them in organisations that continue to operate these systems today in the Soiuth Africa and Kenya. He is versatile in a range of programming languages and is comfortable in various hardware and software environments. He also has good writing and documentation skills.

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