CENIT@EA Management, Joint Steering Committee and Advisory Board

CENIT@EA management is organised around an academic management coordinated by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jorge Marx Gómez (UOL) and directed by Dr. Kisangiri Michael (NM-AIST). The project leadership, together with the implementation of DAAD and GIZ, is responsible for networking, coordination of ongoing sub-projects, for communication and public relations, as well as advancement of CENIT@EA activities.

Furthermore, the project is supported by a joint steering committee (JSC) which assists the leadership with the implementation of the CENIT@EA academic programme carrying out the ambitious programme of CENIT@EA and to maintaining excellent levels. Monitoring by the JSC will be implemented throughout the duration of the project and will have the aim of detecting deficiencies, obstacles and/or adjustment needs in a timely manner to enhance the expected results. Additionally, the JSC will implement an ongoing follow-up of what is happening during implementation of the project and it will analyse how management indicators are evolving. It will periodically examine current events to answer specific questions related to design, implementation, and results, to intervene in a timely manner. The JSC is set up consisting nominated thematic field representatives of project partner institution, which are:

  • Prof. Dr. Alexandre Lyambabaje, Inter University Council of East Africa (IUCEA)
  • Daniel Murenzi, East African Community (EAC)
  • Prof. Dr.Emmanuel Luoga, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)
  • Dr. Kirsten Focken, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Lars Gerold, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Rachel Muthoga, Kenya Private Sector Alliance
  • Peter Mathuki, East African Business Council
  • Dr. Eng. Ally Simba, Executive Secretary at East African Commucations Organisation

Additionally, an international Advisory Board is established in which high-ranking personalities from academia and civil society will serve as advisors to the CENIT@EA and its sub-projects. Already committed personalities to the international Advisory Board are:

  • Prof. Dr. Paul Webb is an Emeritus professor of science education at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. His interests lie in the promotion of scientific literacy in its broadest sense, including promoting understandings of the nature of science, inquiry and exploratory talk, alternative worldviews and science, language issues in science teaching and learning, use of technology in science education, and the development of thinking skills and visuo-spatial abilities.
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Edwin O. Ataro is a senior lecturer and Director of ICT Directorate at Moi University (MU) in Kenya. He has a Ph.D. and Master of Science in Electrical Communications Engineering from Kassel-Germany. His experience includes the overall administration of ICT infrastructure and the directorate at MU, the design and development of new networks (in all MU campuses), the improvement of existing networks (in main and satellite campuses), the maintenance of existing ICT infrastructure, as well as the development of the Finance and Student Management Information System (FSMIS) leading a team of over 20 staff for the task, among others.
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Fränzle is a professor at the Department of Computing Science at the Carl von Ossietzky Oldenburg University and is the head of the research group “‘Hybrid Systems”. His interests are in modelling, verification, and synthesis of reactive, real-time, and hybrid dynamics in embedded and cyber-physical systems. He has worked on the semantics of high-level modelling, specification languages and on decision problems and their application to verifying and synthesizing real-time and hybrid discrete-continuous systems including settings which are the subject to stochastic disturbances.