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Prof. Isaac Aiyelaagbe

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Prof. Isaac Aiyelaagbe is Professor of horticulture at the University of Agriculture Abeokuta Nigeria. His research interests cover water stress in fruits, Organic Agriculture, Urban Agriculture and Agro-forestry. He has published widely in this field. In collaboration with Coventry University UK, he currently coordinates the West Africa Network on Organic Research and Training (WANOART). Previously, Prof. Aiyelaagbe served as Chief Research Officer at the National Horticultural Research Institute in Ibadan, Nigeria and as Director of the Research and Development Centre (RESDEC), University of Agriculture Abeokuta Nigeria. Prof. Aiyelaagbe is a Georg Foster Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, Fellow of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria and an Associate at the Centre for Agroecology and Food Security (CAFS) Coventry University, UK, among others.

Mr. AKINDELE, Olukayode Emmanuel


Mr. AKINDELE, Olukayode Emmanuel is currently a Principal Assistant Registrar & Students’ Affairs Officer at Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (formerly University of Ado-Ekiti), Nigeria. He joined the services of the University in 2001 and has worked in the Establishment Division and later assisted the Registrar in the day to day administration of the institution between 2005 and 2010. He has been in charge of students’ administration since September 2010 to date. He is a member of a number of professional bodies like Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Association of Nigerian University Professional Administrators (ANUPA), Association of University Administrators(AUA), UK and lately ANIE.

Prof. Jibrilla Dahiru Amin


Prof. Jibrilla Dahiru Amin is the Pioneer Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Dutse in Nigeria. Prof. Amin is a Veterinarian by training and an Educationalist through experience. He holds a DVM, Msc and PhD and is currently a Professor of Veterinary Theriogenology and a Fellow of the College of Veterinary Surgeons in Nigeria. Previously he has served as Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.

Ms. Amy Fishburn


Amy is Living and working in the MENA region for more than 30 years, she has been in higher education administration for the most part. She has a MA in Admin-istration & Curriculum from Gonzaga University of the USA. Since 1996, she has been at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco running the Office of International Programs that has become the central facilitator of the institutionalization of internationalization. She works to put international education theory into practice to fit the university’s mission and advances its strategic planning. She is active in professional associations for international education and enjoys mentoring and sharing resources. She is also a board member of the African Network for Internationalisation of Education (ANIE)

Dr. Andrew R. Riechi


Dr. Riechi is a Research Fellow, Institute for Policy Analysis and Research; and Senior Lecturer University of Nairobi

Mr. Aristarik Hubert Maro


Mr. Maro works as the Information and Communication Officer of the Lake Victoria Research Initiative (VicRes) at the Inter University Council for East Africa. Up to the time of his appointment, he was a member of the Standing Committee on ICT and Library Education in East Africa at IUCEA. He holds a Bachelor of Library and Information Science (Hons) from Makerere University and an M.A. (Information Studies) from University of Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania. Previously he has worked as an Assistant Lecturer at the Open University of Tanzania and at Tumaini University Dar es Salaam College.

Mr. Andrew K. Kandie


Mr. Andrew K. Kandie is a research assistant at ANIE. He has worked as a teacher at St. Catherine Girls Secondary School. He holds a Degree in Education (Bachelor of Education (Science) from Moi University and a Masters in Comparative Education from the same University. During his course work in Masters Level, he became a pioneer student in a Pilot Exchange Programme between Moi University and Nipissing University, Canada

Mr. Bekele Workie Ayele


Mr. Bekele is a lecturer at University of Gondar, Ethiopia. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Pedagogical Science and a Masters Degree in Special Needs Education. He has publications in both national and International scientific journals and is currently pursuing a PhD in Curriculum Design and Development.

Prof. Chacha Nyaigotti Chacha


Professor Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha  is a Kenyan playwright and Swahili language educationalist. He has served as an executive secretary of the Inter-University Council for East Africa (2000–2010), and was the first CEO of the Kenyan Higher Education Loans Board (1995–2000). He also served as the Chairman of ANIE. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Kenyan Commission for University Education (CUE) and the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC).

He was educated at Kenyatta College, receiving a BEd (Swahili Language), and later studied at Yale University, gaining an MA in Anthropological Linguistics and a PhD in Swahili Language Linguistics. He has been a Tutorial Fellow and Lecturer in Swahili Language and Linguistics at Kenyatta University and later Egerton University in Kenya.

Dr. Charles Ochieng' Ong'ondo


Dr. Charles Ochieng’ Ong’ondo is a Commonwealth Academic Fellow and a holder of a PhD Degree in Language Teacher Education from The University of Leeds in the United Kingdom (UK), an M.Phil Degree in English Language Education from Moi University and a B.Ed. Degree in English and Literature from Moi University. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer of Educational Communication and the Head of the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Human Resource Development, at Moi University – Kenya. His academic interests are: Research Methodology (with special interest in Qualitative research); Teacher Education (with special interest on the practicum); English Language Pedagogy (at School, Tertiary and University levels); Academic Writing and Organizational Communication (with emphasis on Written Communication and Networks of Communication). Charles has led and/or participated in collaborative research with Kenyan national institutions such as the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), where he was a lead researcher on the Needs Assessment for Curriculum Reform and Teacher Education, among others. Internationally, he is a principal investigator in the on-going collaborative research on Strengthening Educational Mentoring Systems in Africa (SEMESA) between the University of Brighton in the UK, Kenyatta University and Moi University. He has facilitated many research workshops for postgraduate students at Moi University and other universities in Kenya, participated in a number of international conferences and served in Boards of Management of secondary schools. He has served as an external examiner in universities in East Africa. He is also a seasoned facilitator and adjudicator in the Kenya National Schools and Colleges Drama Festival (KNDF) and the Kenya Music Foundation (KMF). In terms of professional affiliation, Dr. Ong’ondo is a member of the African Network for Internalisation of Education (ANIE), International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), the Association of English Language Educators and Researchers in Kenya (ASELER) and Kenya Association of Educational Administration and Management (KAEAM). He has published widely in Language Teacher Education and Research Methodology.  Prior to joining the university as a lecturer, he had more than ten years’ experience as a teacher and Principal in Kenyan Schools.

Ms. Christiana Ago Badoo


Ms. Badoo’s main areas of expertise are in Project Management, Gender and Advocacy and Corporate Practise. She is also a Board Member of African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with Philosophy and an MPhil. in International Affairs both from University of Ghana, Legon. She also holds Diplomas in Marketing and in Statistics from the Institute of Commercial Management and the University of Ghana respectively. Previously she has worked as a Customer Relations Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Practice Manager and as a Consultant with various organizations. Currently, she works for Brookstone Relief Services as a Programmes Coordinator.

Dr. Christoff Pauw


Dr. Christoff Pauw (member) is a Board member of ANIE, a Manager of International Academic Networks at Stellenbosch University and also a TRECC Africa Coordinator. He Support Fellows Programme at STIAS, in particular developing STIAS as a resource for African scholars throughout the continent and beyond through networking and engagement. Position within the Postgraduate and International Office. Support and coordinate academic collaboration and cooperation with partner institutions and networks. He is a PhD holder in Systematic Theology from VU University Amsterdam and MA, Philosophy from Stellenbosch University.

Dr. David Farirai


Born in Kagiso South Africa with 15 years of senior management in higher education in South Africa. The experience spans government (South African Department of Education), the development sector (USAID) and South African universities (Universities of Walter Sisulu, Limpopo, Pretoria and UNISA).

Has dealt with higher education financing, mergers and incorporations, institutional and strategic planning, internationalisation, fundraising and general management. Consulted for United States Agency for International Development, Academy for Educational Development (USA), Irish Aid, Coleman Research to advise the Equity Select Group (USA), Maastricht University on the Dutch Government funded project in Zambia. He also sits in the Board of ANIE.

Ms. Esther Nyagah


Esther Nyagah is a PhD student in Educational Leadership and Administration. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Egerton University, an MA in Christian Education and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree (Educational Leadership and Administration track) from Africa International University. She has been in university administration and teaching for over 10 years and has served as the Academic Registrar at Africa International University. Her interests are in Administration of students and organizational change Management

Prof. Goski Alabi


Born in Nungua, a suburb of Accra, the capital city of Ghana, Prof. Mrs. Goski Alabi is an Associate Professor in Management and Leadership and Dean, School of Graduate Studies, University of Professional Studies, Accra (Accra). She sits on the Board of  of the African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE) as the Vice Chairperson. Her main areas of expertise include Strategic Thinking, driving accelerated change in complex business environments; Strategic leadership, developing and sustaining high-performing leadership teams; developing a culture of innovation and quality systems that work in organizations and action learning design and delivery. Prior to joining Academia, She has worked as a Project and Research Officer, at the Food and Drugs Board of Ghana for 3-4years, conducting inspections and audits of the management systems of several organizations from Small to Large and multi-national organizations.

Dr. Iddah Otieno


Dr. Iddah Otieno is an Associate Professor of English at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Lexington, Kentucky. She received her B.Ed. (English) at Maseno University, Kenya in 1994 before relocating to the United States of America where she earned her M.A. (English) at Eastern Kentucky University in 2001. Iddah received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Policy (Comparative & International Education emphasis) from the University of Kentucky in 2012. Her research interest revolves around comparative/international education issues, with special emphasis in African Higher Education in the post-colonial era. Iddah is a dedicated educator with international experience which she shares with her colleagues and students. She has taught English in Africa and the United States since 1994. Iddah also directs the Kenya Faculty Exchange Program at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, the first linkage with Africa within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). She has managed successful faculty exchange visits between Maseno University and Bluegrass Community and Technical College since 2003. She lives in Richmond, Kentucky, with her husband, Dr. Tom Otieno, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and her three children, Ephraim, Christopher, and Rebecca.

Prof. Isaac Kimengi


Prof. Isaac Njuguna Kimengi is a professor of Moi University and the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of (Academics, Research and Extension). Prior to his appointment Prof. Kimengi has served the University in various capacities: Head of Department Educational Foundations, Dean, School of Education, Director Academic Programmes Odera Akang’o Campus, Acting Principal at Odera Akango Campus College and the Coordinator, Mama Ngina University College. Prof. Kimengi has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, and current serving member of the Moi University Secondary school Management Board. He also serves in the ANIE Board as the Treasurer. He is a Professor of Sociology of Education. He received secondary education at Kapsabet Boys High School (“O” level) and Mangu High School (“A”) level. He Studied Bachelor of Education (Science) at the University of Nairobi and graduated with First Class Honours in 1980. In 1985 he was awarded a M.A in Educational Foundations (Sociology of Education) at University of Nairobi. In 1992 he was awarded Doctor of Philosophy in Education at Kenyatta University.

Dr. Jane Knight


Dr. Jane Knight focuses her research and professional interests on the international dimension of higher education at the institutional, national, regional and international levels. Her work in over 60 countries with universities, governments, UN Agencies, and foundations helps to bring a comparative, development and international perspective to her research, teaching and policy work. She is the author of numerous articles/chapters/books on internationalization concepts and strategies, quality assurance, institutional management, mobility, cross-border education, trade, education hubs and regionalization.

Jeremiah Silvan Ojuki Nyabuta


Mr. Nyabuta is currently an Assistant lecturer in the School of Human Resource Development, Moi University. He holds an MPhil in Agricultural Resource Economics and Management and a BA (Hons) in Economics both from Moi University. He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Social Sciences from The Open University, UK and participated in the Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Studies at the University of Oslo.

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Jocelyn Bananuka Arimpa Jocelyn


Jocelyn Bananuka Arimpa Jocelyn is currently pursuing a PhD in Management and Administration (Institutional Management and Leadership) at Uganda Management Institute, Kampala. She holds a Masters Degree in Management Studies (Financial Management) and a Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Accounting).She is an editor and a published writer. Currently she works with Carr Stanyer Sims & Co., as Finance and Administration Manager.

Dr. John Oluoch


Dr. John Oluoch, the Director, Privately Sponsored Students Programmes (PSSP), Rongo University College is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Communication Studies at Rongo University College (A Constituent of Moi University). He is working on his thesis on Vernacular Mass Mediain Facilitating Intra-ethnic Relations: A Case of the Abakuria of Kenya. He holds a Master of Philosophy in Communication Studies from Moi and developed a thesis entitled: Impact of Selected Media Advertising on the Urban Youth in Kenya.

Mr. J. N. Bisong


Mr. J. N. Bisong works as a Senior Research and Innovation Officer with the National Universities Commission, Abuja- Nigeria. He holds a Masters degree in Environmental Resources and Planning from University of Jos and a Bachelor of Agriculture degree with specialization in Agricultural Economics and Extension from University of Calabar. Previously he has served as a part-time Lecturer at Federal College of Forestry, Jos, as a Graduate Assistant Lecturer at Cross River University of Technology, Calabar and as an Assistant Lecturer at University of Calabar, where he is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Protection and Resource Management.

Josiah Zachary Nyang'au


Josiah is currently a graduate student at Kent State University pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel. His research interests lie in the area of internationalization of Higher Education and particularly the university curriculum. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Kenyatta University and an M.A. from Ohio University. Previously he taught Tourism and German Studies at Air Travel & Related Studies in Nairobi.

Dr. Julius O. Jwan


Julius O. Jwan holds a PhD in Educational Leadership & Management and MSc in Educational Research Methods both from The Open University, UK. He also has a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Education Communication & Management from Norsk Lærerakademi (NLA)-Bergen, Norway and another MPhil in Linguistics from Moi University, Kenya. He has been a lecturer of Leadership & Management, Organizational Communication and Research Methods at the School of Human Resource Development, Moi University, Kenya for over thirteen years and is currently an Assistant Director – Research at the National Cohesion and Integration Commission, Kenya. Dr Jwan is the winner of British Educational Leadership, Administration and Management Society (BELMAS) Best Doctoral Thesis Award, 2011.

Prof. Laban P. Ayiro


Prof. Ayiro is the Ag. Vice Chancellor Moi University. He holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship Development from Kenyatta University, Kenya; an MA in International Relations from the United States International University, Africa (Nairobi, Kenya); an MSc in Entrepreneurship Development from Kenyatta University, Kenya and a BEd in the teaching of Chemistry from McGill University, Canada. His primary area of research is education management and curriculum development, entrepreneurship development, results-based management, integration of information and communications technology (ICT) in pedagogy, and research methodology and statistics. In his professional career, he has served as a high school teacher, principal, provincial director of education, and a senior deputy director in charge of policy and planning in the Ministry of Education in the Republic of Kenya. He is currently a member of the East African Community team of experts on the harmonization of the curriculum for the region. He is also a country delegate on the Pan African research Agenda on the Pedagogical Integration of ICTs in Africa.

Dr. Leonorah Tendayi Nyaruwata


Dr. Nyaruwata is an academician, an effective trainer in the fields of management, staff and professional development with over 15 years of experience. Leonorah is a passionate researcher and ODL scholar and presenter who received an award of best student for PREST in 2010. PREST is Commonwealth Open Learning’s (COL) Practitioner Research, Evaluation and Skills Training course that use open educational resources as a core source for training of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) researchers in Southern Africa. She is a committee member of Distance Education Association of Southern Africa (DEASA) research committee and successfully led the first ZOU International Research Conference planning and implementation team. Leonorah holds a PhD in Education management from University of Pretoria, South Africa and a Masters in Education Management and Policy Studies from the same university. She holds a Bachelor of Education Management, Administration, Planning and Policy from University of Zimbabwe College of Distance Education and a Diploma in Adult Education from University of Zimbabwe. Leonorah is the director for Centre for Open and Distance Learning Research and Scholarship at the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU).

Dr. Lydia Cheruto Kipkoech


Dr. Lhydia Kipkoech’s research interest is in Leadership and Conflict Management. She holds a PhD in Educational Administration and a Master of Philosophy in Education Administration both from Moi University, Kenya. She also holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Kenyatta University. She has taught and held several leadership positions in various Secondary schools.

Laura Nelima Barasa


Laura is an economist in Education. In addition to being an Assistant Lecturer in Economics, she has published academic writing in the International Journal for Professional Practice. Her areas of research interest include the application of economic theory and econometrics in descriptive studies.

Linda Lumbasi


Linda Lumbasi is currently an Outreach and Fundraising Consultant at the Association for the Advancement of Higher Education and Development (AHEAD) in Kampala, Uganda where she is currently based. Until recently, Linda was Programme Officer for Research at the African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE) where she managed the Mobilizing Regional Capacities Initiative project funded by AAU and DfID, and coordinated research projects for young scholars from seven African countries. She has worked with ANIE also previously, she has worked as Senior Editor for Ben and Company Limited in Dar es Salaam Tanzania and as a consultant with various organizations including Uganda Red Cross Society on an ICRC sponsored project and with AHEAD Uganda on a Ford Foundation funded Leadership Impact Project. She holds a Masters degree in Higher Education Studies (specialized on internationalization) from Makerere University, Uganda and a Bachelor of Education degree from Moi University, Kenya. She also holds certificates in Human Resource Management and Public Administration Management among others.

Magreth Jubilate Mushi


Magreth Mushi is currently an Assistant Lecturer under the faculty of Science and Technology and an Associate Director (Educational Technology) at the Open University of Tanzania. She is also the Project Manager for the Open University Tanzania ICT Capacity Building project facilitated by SIDA and an associate researcher for the Tanzanian universities in the East African Universities ICT Accession Project. She holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and an Msc. in Computer Science both from the University of Dar-es-Salaam. She specialized in Information Systems Security.

Dr. Maria Kaguhangire-Barifaijo


Dr. Barifaijo lectures in Educational Leadership and Management at Uganda Management Institute. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Leadership and Management, a Masters in Education Management and Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences, all from Makerere University. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Pedagogical Training and another in Administrative and Secretarial Studies. She is trained in Scholarly Writing and Communication Skills, and in Doctoral Supervision. She is the chairperson of the Anti-Sexual Harassment and Examination Regulations Committees at Uganda Management Institute. She is an External Examiner of Ndejje and Mountains of the Moon Universities and has been a Guest Speaker at various institutions in Uganda.

Marko Kwaramba


Marko is currently a PhD Student at University of Cape Town. Before joining UCT, he worked at the University of Zimbabwe as a Lecturer. He holds a Bsc Economics degree and an Msc degree in Economics both from University of Zimbabwe. His research interest lies in international trade issues; trade in service and regional integration

Massawe Deogratius


Deogratius is a lecturer at Tumaini University, Dar Es Salaam College. He is a PhD candidate at Mzumbe University, Tanzania and holds an MBA from the Open University of Tanzania and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Service Management from Mzumbe University. He has presented and published papers both locally and internationally.

Mr. Muryango Donatien



Mr. Muryango Donatien holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Burundi. He is currently an Inspector of Secondary Education in Burundi and a National expert in studies on the harmonization of the education systems and curricula of partner states in the East African Community.

Prof. Olusola Oyewole


Prof. Oyewole is a Professor of Food Science & Technology (Food Microbiology) in the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Nigeria. Previously, he has served in the same University as Director, Research and Development Centre; Director, Equipment Maintenance Centre and Acting Head, Department of Food Science and Technology. Currently, he is also a Project Officer (Research and Programmes) with the Association of African Universities (AAU). Prof. Oyewole specializes in Project Management and Evaluation, Higher Education research and Training, Food Microbiology and Biotechnology Research Project Planning, and Evaluation; Training and Workshop Organization.

Prof. Orpha-Kemunto Ongiti


Prof. Orpha-Kemunto Ongiti is a Senior Lecturer at Africa Nazarene University. She holds: a PhD and Master of Science in Educational Administration and Policy Studies, from the State University of New York at Albany; Master of Education in Curriculum Studies and Bachelor of Education from Kenyatta University

Prof. Olayinka Abel Idowu


Olayinka Abel Idowu is a Professor of Applied Geophysics at the University of Ibadan. He has served as the Dean of the Postgraduate School and he is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). He is the founding President of the West African Research and Innovation Management Association (WARIMA).

Patricia Chepwogen Chepkwony


Patricia is an Assistant Lecturer at Kabianga College, Kenya. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Communication Studies at Moi University and holds an MBA from Kenyatta University and a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Moi University. She has published several publications and research papers

Prof. Peter L. Barasa


Prof. L. P Barasa is the Ag. Principal Academics at Alupe University College, a constituent of Moi University. Associate Professor of Education at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Media. He is a consultant in: Theory and Philosophy of research, Curriculum Development, Language Education, Higher Education and Drama. He is the current Liaison officer of OSSREA (Organisation of Social Sciences for Eastern and Southern Africa), the President of ASELER-KENYA (The Kenya Association of English Language Educators and Researchers), a member of ANIE, a member of POD (Professional Organisation Development, North America).

Prof. Ruto Korir


Prof. Ruto-Korir is a senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology, Moi University and the Chief-Editor of ‘Educational Journal of Behavioural Sciences’, a refereed online International Journal housed in the department. Dr. Ruto-Korir is also the coordinator of Graduate studies in the School of Education. Besides her duties at the University, she is also a member of professional bodies such as Association of Childhood Education International. Her research interest is in areas such as the place of Cultural Psychology in the Critical Psychology discourse, Identity and the role of children as peace builders, Child development and learning, and Research methodology in higher Education. She has published widely in both national and international journals.

Titus O. Pacho


Titus O. Pacho currently lectures at St. Augustine University of Tanzania. He holds a PhD in Education from the University of Hamburg; an MA in Philosophy from the University of Zimbabwe; and a Bachelor of Education from Kenyatta University. His research interests include internationalisation of higher education, quality management and assurance in higher education, applied ethics, service-learning, critical pedagogy, democratic education, teacher education, and community engagement. He has worked in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Sudan; and Germany in the field of education. He is author of two books, Critical and Creative Education for the New Africa (Peter Lang, 2013); and Critico-Creative Education: An Effective Empowerment Tool for Responsible Citizenry and Social Transformation in Africa (Lambert, 2012) and author of several articles,

Prof. Tolly S.A Mbwette

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Prof.  Tolly.S.A. Mbwette ia a holder of a PhD in Engineering from the University of London (Imperial College, UK) of 1989 as well as a Masters Degree of the University of Dar es Salaam (1984) and a B.Sc. Civil Eng. Degree (1981).  He also holds a PG Diploma of the UNESCO WRE Institute of Delft, The Netherlands (1982).  In Prof. Mbwette’s academic career at UDSM, he rose from a Tutorial Assistant in 1981 to a Full Professor in 1999. He was an Associate Dean for Research, Publications and Postgraduate Studies in the former Faculty of Engineering at UDSM (July 1991- June 1994) after which he became the Manager of the UDSM Transformation Programme in the Vice Chancellor’s office (July 1994-April 2002).  Between 1st January, 2004 and 12th April, 2005, he was Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) of the Open University of Tanzania.  From 13th April, 2005 to 12th April 2015, he was the Vice Chancellor, Open University of Tanzania .  He is the Immediate Past Vice Chancellor of OUT and a Member of the Governing Board of  the  Association of African Universities (AAU). Between August 2014 and October 2015, he was the Chairman of the Technical Committee on National Applied Science, Engineering and Technology (NASET) Tanzania hosted by the then Ministry of Education and Vocational Training. From July 2006 to June 2008 he was The Chairman IUCEA Governing Board and between July 2011 and June 2014 he was President of the African Council on Open and Distance Education (ACDE).  From 2008 to December 2016, he was appointed the UNESCO COL Professorial Chair in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) at OUT.  Between 2009 and 2015,  Prof. Mbwette was appointed as one of the Honorary Advisors to the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) President.  In January 2015, he was elected by the African Union Commission (AUC) Heads of State and Government as the Maiden President of the Pan African University (PAU) Council.  In April 2015, Prof. Mbwette was appointed to be one of the seven ICDE Chairs on Open Educational Resources (OER) for a period of four years.  In October 2015,  Prof. Mbwette was appointed to be a Board Member by the General Assembly of the Association for Internationalisation of Education (ANIE) headquartered in Kenya at Moi University.  Since October 2016 he is The Chairman of ANIE Board.   Between October 2015 and August 2016, he was also appointed by the President of URT as The Chairman of the Governing Board of the Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL).   Prof. Mbwette is a Full time Professor of Environmental Engineering at the College of Engineering & Technology, UDSM as well as a Professor of Environmental Science and Technology at OUT. By July 2017, he had published 105 papers, books or chapters in books. He has also presented some 65 papers at various global fora and had undertaken 23 major consultancy tasks.  He has been a co-author of  32 Research and consultancy reports and participated in 8 National Committees or Task Forces as Chair or Secretary.  He also has supervised 43 postgraduate students of whom 12 have graduated with PhDs from Africa and Europe and by July 2017, he was supervising 6 PhD candidates.

Prof. Ruto Korir


Jackline Nyerere is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Educational Management, Policy and Curriculum Studies at Kenyatta University. She has over 15 years experience working in higher education both in teaching and research and in administrative positions. Her research projects  have focused on internationalization of education, university partnerships, open and flexible learning, as well as sustainability. Jackline holds a PhD Degree in educational leadership and policy from Kenyatta University, Kenya and a professional training in Higher Education Leadership and Management from Carl Von Ossienzky University of Oldenburg, Germany.

Tibelius Amutuhaire


Tibelius is currently an assistant lecturer at Kampala International University. He holds a Master’s degree in Higher Education Studies from Makerere University and a Bachelor of Science degree (Chemistry/Biology) from Mbarara University of Science and Technology