Dr. Kefa Simwa

Is the Executive Director of ANIE and is thus responsible to the Board for the implementation of ANIEs programs and activities. Dr. Simwa is a senior lecturer and Chair of Department, Educational Foundations in the School of Education at Moi University. He earned his Ph D at University of Johannesburg, South Africa in 2013. His area of specialisation is History of Education. Dr. Simwa started his professional career as a teacher educator in Moi University in 1996 and to date, he has a quarter a century of work experience. In addition to teaching and supervision of undergraduate students, he is actively involved in supervision of Masters and PhD candidates in addition to undertaking various research projects. He is an experienced researcher who has published several journal articles and book chapters. Among other professional organisations he is affiliated to is the American Association of Educational Researchers (AERA) and African Network on Internalisation of Education (ANIE). He aspires to enhance the research and knowledge generation role of ANIE, strengthen the capacities of international offices, foster the development of early career researchers in different disciplines and create platforms for scholarly exchanges on internationalization of education in Africa.

Dr. Philip O Ayoo

Dr. Philip O Ayoo is the Deputy Executive Director, ANIE, in charge of research and innovation coordination. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing and operationalizing research partnerships and collaborations within the ANIE and with other relevant organizations, coordinating the activities of the ANIE research team, including the Network of Emerging Scholars in Internationalization (NESI), as well as leading the resource mobilization efforts for ANIE research and other programmes. Before joining ANIE, he has been serving as the Principal Innovation and Outreach Officer at the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), a regional inter-governmental agency for the coordination of higher education within the East African Community region. At IUCEA, he was responsible for providing leadership in the coordination of research, innovation and outreach activities for higher education institutions, as well as activities to enhance innovations in universities in East Africa. He previously served IUCEA as Electronic Database Specialist, overseeing the development of appropriate ICT capacity at IUCEA and member universities, coordinating joint ICT research by the academia, and developing various funding projects to support ICT research, development and deployment in higher education. Before joining IUCEA, he was faculty at the Department of Information and Media Technology, Moi University, Kenya, where he had also served as a Senior Technician in charge of the department’s information resources laboratory. Dr. Ayoo is an information systems expert with special interests in the use of digital technologies in supporting the academic, research, outreach and administrative functions of higher education institutions. He holds a PhD in Information Systems from Makerere University, Uganda, as well as MPhil. and BSc. in Information Sciences from Moi University, Kenya. He is a senior member of the Uganda Computer Society.

Mr. Blair Otieno

Professionally, Blair has a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management(Bsc.HRM) from Moi University (2018), and An Advanced Diploma in Business Management(Association of Business Executive -UK type-(2011) and was trained in teacher mentoring (Strengthening Education Mentoring System in Africa between (September 2015 to March 2017).By Virtue of his position, Blair lead the implementation of ANIE capacity building programs for formulating and operationalizing research, partnerships and collaborations and advises on the viability of existing and new MOUs. He is the overall in charge of membership issues including recruitment, retention and involvements regionally and globally. He manages project funds including the budget and budgetary control. He is also the custodian of ANIE annual master budget and the gate keeper of the organizations assets, and responsible for all staff matters. Blair is a full member of the The African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE). He has 12 years working experience, prior to joining ANIE he was the Senior Administrative Officer at Geniuses Worldwide Limited. He is the founder of Blair Foundation.

Ms. Teresa Summei

Ms. Summei is a member of staff seconded to work in ANIEShe is the Office Manager at(ANIE) and is responsible for overall management of ANIE day to day duties.  She holds a Degree in Political Science and Public Administration and a Diploma in Religious studies from Moi University and a certificate in Secretarial studies.  

Ms. Hottensia Sang

Hottensia Chelimo Sang joins ANIE on Secondment from Moi university. She holds a Bachelors of Commerce –Management option from Catholic university of Eastern and Central Africa and a Diploma law from Kenya school of professional studies. Previously worked at Moi university Nakuru campus as Admin assistant in charge of Directors office and at Kimaru Kiplagat Advocates as a legal assistant. At ANIE she as a research assistant.

Mrs. Lydia Jelagat

Ms. Lydia Jelagat is  a seconded staff of Moi University who works with ANIE as an Office Assistant. Lydia holds a Diploma in Business Management from Moi University and is also a holder of a Bachelors Degree in Purchasing and Supplies from the same institution.