Prof. Elijah Omwenga

Prof. Elijah Omwenga

elijahProf. Elijah I. Omwenga is a lecturer at the School of Computing and Informatics, University of Nairobi. He is also a consultant for UNESCO in the Science, Technology and Innovation programme and also for The Commission for University Education (CUE) in the curriculum review and accreditation division.

He also serves in various boards including the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation, the Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR), the African Association for Teacher Educators and is the African representative to the World Forum for Associations of Teacher Educators (WFATE). He previously served as the Chairman of the African Virtual Open Resources and Initiatives Organisation (AVOIR) and a board member of the Kenya Education Network (KENET).

He has over 20 years experience in Software Engineering. He has designed, developed and deployed over 6 large ICT projects in the region including the first fully-fledged e-learning system in Africa (wedusoft) that was adopted for use in a number of regional universities in the last decade. He was also the ICT Director at the University of Nairobi between 2006 and 2012.

He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi in the area of Information Systems. He has written over 25 scientific papers in reputable journals and publications, tens of technical papers, and authored 3 books. He is engaged in research on deployment of low bandwidth mobile/electronic/web-based applications as well as integration of ICT in learning institutions.