Bio

Prof. Waema's Bio

Prof. Timothy Mwololo Waema is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Informatics in the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He has extensive experience as an ICT4D researcher and consultant with more than 25 years in various facets of ICTs and development. He holds a PhD in Strategic Management of Information Systems from University of Cambridge (UK) and an Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Bath (UK).

Publications


2013

Tocho, JA, Waema TM.  2013.  Towards an e-waste management framework in Kenya.

2012

Ndung'u, MN, Waema TM, Mitullah WV.  2012.  Factors influencing usage of new technologies in low-income households in Kenya: the case of Nairobi. AbstractWebsite

Purpose – Use of e-mail, the internet and mobile phones, collectively referred to as the “new technologies” in this paper, is influenced by various factors in low-income households. These factors, which range between individual, social, economic, environmental, cultural and knowledge, have not been explored fully, particularly in low-income households in Kenya. This paper aims to argue that access to the new technologies does not lead automatically to use thereof, since a combination of the factors determines if (and how) the technologies are used. Design/methodology/approach – This paper uses data collected through a survey conducted in 2010, which complemented the 2007 Research ICT Africa (RIA) data. The 2010 survey focused on three clusters based in Nairobi, a subset of RIA (2007). The three clusters are Ofafa 1 (A), Umoja II (B) and Riruta Satellite (C). Data from 40 households are used. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected from the households. Findings – Age, income, gender, education level, skills and marital status influenced usage of the new technologies in diverse ways. With innovations such as M-Pesa, the respondents who used the technology and were confident with the usage cut across education levels. Males used the new technologies more than females did. A possible reason for this may be found in a further finding which shows that males had acquired more years of education than had females. The implication of this is that if equal education opportunities were available for all, then the usage differences would be addressed across the gender divide. Originality/value – The paper uses the capability approach developed by Nobel laureate, Amartya Sen as the theoretical framework. A rigorous research design and methodology was used to collect and analyse the data.

2011

2010

M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2010.  Kizza, J.M., Muchie, M. and Waema, T. (2010). Reaching out: Efforts to build sustainable African research and innovation capacity. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID), 2(2), 215-229. : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2010.  Wausi, A.N. and Waema, T.M. (2010). Implementing IS in developing country context: towards creating a favourable implementation context. International Journal of Computing and ICT Research (IJCIR), 4(2), 12-26. : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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2009

M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2009.  Waema, T.M. and Mitullah, W. (2009). e-Governance in Local Authorities in Kenya: Policy and Institutional Elements of Implementation. Proceedings of the LOG-IN Africa e-Local Governance 1st Conference, June 5-6 2008, Cairo, Egypt, ISBN 978-9981-1-1062-0, pp. 67-78. : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2009.  Waema, T.M. (2009). E-local governance: a case study of financial management system implementation in two municipal councils in Kenya. International Journal on Electronic Governance, 2 (1), 55-73. : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2009.  Waema, T.M. and Mwamburi, C.M. (2009). Ex Ante Evaluation of Information and Communication Technology Projects; Case Studies of Kenyan Universities. International Journal of Computing and ICT Research (IJCIR), 3 (1), 65-76. : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2009.  Waema, T.M. (2009). e-Governance Evaluation: Towards an Integrated Outcome Evaluation Research Framework. Proceedings of the LOG-IN Africa e-Local Governance 1st Conference, June 5-6 2008, Cairo, Egypt. : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2009.  Dunckley, L., Camara, S.B., Abdelnour Nocera, J, and Waema, T.M. (2009). Socio-Technical Issues of Participatory Design in the Developing World. International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development, (IJSKD), 1(3), 1-14. : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2009.  Waema, T.M. and Musyoka, J.M. (2009). Shifting shores: investigating how the shift from electronic to mobile government interacts with the development practice in Kenya.. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Bogota, Columbia, November 10-13, 2009. : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2009.  Waema, T.M., Mitullah, W. and Adera, E. (2009). Research in African e-Local Governance: Outcome Assessment Research Framework. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID), 1(1), 227-256. : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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2008

Waema, TM, Mureithi M, Wanjira A, Schluep M, Finlay A.  2008.  E-waste in Kenya: Baseline Assessment..
Waema, TM, Camara SB, Abdelnour, Nocera J.  2008.  Cross-Cultural Participatory Design in the Developing World..
Waema, TM, Camara S, Abdelnour NJ, Luckin R.  2008.  Bridging the global digital divide with participatory customisation..
M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2008.  Waema, T.M. (2008), The Development of National ICT Policy in Kenya; The Influence of Regional Institutions and Key Stakeholders.. Handbook of Research on Global Information Technology Management in the Digital Economy, Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global). : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2008.  Camara, S.B., Dunckley, L.,Abdelnour-Nocera, J. and Waema, T.M. (2008) Cross-Cultural Participatory Design in the Developing World.. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems, Florence, IT, 5-10 Apr 2008. : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2008.  Walker, K., J. Underwood, T.M. Waema, L. Dunckley, J. Abdelnour-Nocera, R. Luckin, C. Oyugi and S. Camara. A resource kit for participatory socio-technical design in rural Kenya .. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems, Florence, IT, 5-10 Apr 2008. : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2008.  Abdelnour-Nocera J., Luckin, R., Waema, T. Culture as a bottom up concept to understand diversity in systems production and use.. Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication (CATAC), 28 June-1 July 2008, Nimes, France. : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2008.  Mureithi, M., Waema, T., Wanjira, A. Finlay, A. and Schluep, M. (2008). E-waste in Kenya: Baseline Assessment.. Proceedings of the 19th Waste Management Conference on the IWMSA (WasteCon2008), Durban, South Africa. : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2008.  Camara, S., Abdelnour-Nocera J., Luckin, R., Waema, T. (2008), Bridging the global digital divide with participatory customisation.. Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication (CATAC), 28 June-1 July 2008, Nimes, France. : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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2007

M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2007.  Waema, T.M. (2007), A Conceptual Framework for Assessing the Effects of E-government on Governance.. 1st International Conference in Computer Science and ICT, COSCIT 2007, Nairobi, Kenya, 5th . : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2007.  Waema, T.M. (2007), 2007 Kenya Telecommunications Sector Performance Review: A Supply Side Analysis of Policy Outcomes.. Research ICT Africa! SPR 2007 Country Reports. : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2007.  Waema, T.M. and Mitullah, W. (2007), E-governance and governance: A case study of the assessment of the effects of integrated financial management system on good governance in two municipal councils in Kenya.. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, ICEGOV 2007, Macao, China, December 10-13, 2007. : Pambazuka Press Abstract
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2006

M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2006.  Waema, T.M. and Bowman-Ngaruiya, W. (2006), The Institutional Structures and Models for Implementing the Kenyan National ICT Plan. In Outa et. al (Editor), Mainstreaming ICT: Research Perspectives from Kenya. Mainstreaming ICT: Research Perspectives from Kenya. : Mvule Africa Publishers, ISBN 9966-769-56-0, pp. 25-72 Abstract
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M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2006.  Waema, T.M. (2006), SME e-access and usage in Kenya. In Christopher Stork and Steve Esselaar (Editors): Towards an African e-Index: SME e-access and usage across 14 African countries, researchICTafrica.net, ISBN: 10 0-620-37593-0. Towards an African e-Index: SME e-access and usage across 14 African countries. : Mvule Africa Publishers, ISBN 9966-769-56-0, pp. 25-72 Abstract
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2005

M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2005.  Omwenga, E.I., Waema, T.M., & Eisendrath, G.P.C., Libotton A. (2005). Development and Application of an Objectives-Driven Econtent Structuring and Deployment Model (ODC-SDM),. African Journal of Science and Technology (AJST), Science and Engineering Series 6(1), pp 45-50.. : Mvule Africa Publishers, ISBN 9966-769-56-0, pp. 25-72 Abstract
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M., PROFWAEMATIMOTHY.  2005.  Waema, T.M. (2005), A Brief History of the Development of ICT Policy in Kenya. In Etta, F.E. and Elder, L. (eds.), At the Crossroads: ICT Policy Making in East Africa. At the Crossroads: ICT Policy Making in East Africa. : East African Educational Publishers Ltd. Abstract
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2004

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