Joseph Wafula

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Joseph Muliaro Wafula holds a PhD and is a Fellow of Cambridge Commonwealth Society. Currently, he is a lecturer, researcher and the immediate director of the Institute of Computer Science and Information Technology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya. He is the founder and current director of the Kenya E-governance and E-content Backbone, a non-governmental organization with the following aims: a) Raise, mobilize and disburse funds and other resources for the promotion of e-governance and e-content development. b) Champion e-governance in Kenya c) Train and inform Local Authorities on benefits of e-governance. d) Support community based radio, television, mobile phone and Internet use. e) Spearhead development/customization and deployment of software applications in support e-governance e-content development. f) Lead consultancy on policies and strategies pertaining to e-governance and e-content creation and management. g) Sensitize political parties on e-governance. h) Promote sustainable local e-content development for schools. i) Enable provision and promotion of e-counseling for youths on HIV/AIDS, Career, and Drugs.

Wafula’s research interest is in how ICT policy and Strategies can be used to inspire good governance and sustainable development. Wafula has extensively studied and published on OECD, EU, COMESA and EAC blocs with a view of developing generic policies and frameworks that are suitable for sustainable development particularly in Africa. Wafula has also researched on trends in ICT indicators using ITU data. He belongs to a research group working on ICT for good governance, poverty reduction and development led by Prof Anthony J Rodrigues of School of Informatics and Computing University of Nairobi, Kenya. Other group members include Agnes Mindila currently researching on ICT for Development: Case of SMEs in Kenya; and Samuel Ruiu researching on ICT for poverty reduction in developing countries.

Wafula is Certified by Kenya Bureau of Standards as an implementer of ISO 9001:2000 on Quality Management Systems as well as a trainer of Trainers on implementation of ISO 9001:2000 on Quality Management Systems which he is currently doing at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.