Mr. Hamisi Fereji
Sector Coordinator - Infrastructure and data ecosystem
Dr. Judith Leo
Assistant Sector Coordinator- Healthcare
Dr. Goodiel Moshi
Dr. Noe Elisa Nnko
Researcher - Infrastructure and Data Ecosystem
"Noe Elisa received his Ph.D. degree in Cyber Security with Artificial Intelligence from Northumbria University, UK, in 2021, under the support of the Commonwealth Scholarships
commission in the UK. Prior to that, he received his M.Tech degree in Computer Networks and Information Security from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India, in 2014. He also
received a B.Sc degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Dar es salaam, Tanzania in 2010. Dr. Noe has more than ten years of teaching experience with the University of Dodoma, Tanzania, where he worked as a lecturer. His research interests include artificial intelligence, computational intelligence, machine learning, information security, privacy
assurance, e-Government systems, smart cities, blockchain technology, human-computer interaction and cloud computing. He has about 15 publications in the domain of computational intelligence and cyber security."
Dr. Mohamedi M. Mjahidi
Lab and Training Coordinator
"Mohamedi M. Mjahidi is a Lecturer and researcher at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DoCSE), College of Informatics and Virtual Education (CIVE), the University of Dodoma (UDOM), Tanzania. He graduated from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) in 2006 with BSc. in Computer Science and completed his MSc. in Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Dodoma in 2011. He then pursued his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at the Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey in 2020. His research interest includes computer and mobile networking, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Mjahidi served as the Head of the Department of Computer Applications and Technologies (DoCAT) from 2012 to 2013."
Dr. Neema Mduma
Assistant Coordinator for Environmental Conservation and Agriculture
"Dr. Neema Mduma is a computer scientist and a lecturer in the school of Computational and Communication Sciences and Engineering (CoCSE) at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST). She obtained her Ph.D. in Information and Communication Sciences and Engineering from the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST). Neema is passionate about education, particularly to girls and she is the founder of BakiShule, an application that aims at preventing students from dropping out of school. Dr. Mduma has been among the advisors of a peer educators’ group that voluntarily provides education to the youth and other people around the community, at no cost to the beneficiaries. As part of the community work, Neema organizes free training and workshops on the role of girls in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. The workshops and training aim to encourage exploration of technology, promote self-confidence, and support aspiration for technical careers among girl students. In 2020, Dr. Mduma has been selected as one of the twenty “Young Talents” of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science regional Programme in Sub-Saharan Africa for her research project on "Data-Driven Approach for Predicting Student Dropout in Secondary Schools”."
Prof. Shubi Kaijage
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)
Dr. Ally S. Nyamawe
Principal Investigator (PI)
"Ally S. Nyamawe, is a Lecturer of Computer Science at the University of Dodoma, Tanzania. He obtained MSc in Computer Science from the University of Dodoma, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Technology from the Beijing Institute of Technology, China. Nyamawe has significant research experience in the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Software engineering. His research interests include Software Engineering, Machine Learning, and AI for Social Good (AI4SG). He served on the program committees for prestigious conferences including the 37 th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering. Since 2009, Nyamawe has served the University of Dodoma in a different capacity. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the Head of the Department of Computer science. He was a Coordinator of the then Center for Innovation, Research, and Development in ICT of the College of Informatics and Virtual Education. Prior to that, Nyamawe served St. John’s University of Tanzania as Software Developer and Instructor from 2008 to 2009. Nyamawe is also currently serving as a Manager of Africa’s Anglophone Artificial Intelligence for Development (AI4D) Multidisciplinary Research Lab. With the lab, Nyamawe is working towards accelerating AI uptake for sustainable development in Africa. He is an AI4SG strategist and advocates explainable, inclusive, and responsible AI."
Ms. Gloriana Monko
"Gloriana J. Monko is an Assistant Lecturer, AI enthusiast and a researcher at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the College of Informatics and Virtual Education- UDOM. She is also taking her PhD studies in Natural Language Processing at Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo. She has fairly an experience on research projects and consultancies around the area of her expertise and her research interests focus on: Computer Science, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing; STEM initiatives, Promoting Gender equality and inclusion; Critical thinking and Problem solving for employability and social change."
Dr. Tabu S. Kondo
Researcher - Healthcare
"Tabu S. Kondo is a Lecturer and Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the College of Informatics and Virtual Education of the University of Dodoma, Tanzania. He received his BSc degree in Computer Science from International University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan in 2004, MSc degree in Computer Science and PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Dodoma, Tanzania in 2011 and 2016 respectively. His research and teaching interest areas include but are not limited to e-Learning, technology adoption, cyber security and forensics, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet of Things."
Dr. Ramadhani Sinde
Researcher - Environment Conservation and Agriculture
"Ramadhani Sinde receives his BSc and MSc in Engineering and Technologies in Telecommunication (Moscow Technical University of Communication and Informatics), Postgraduate Diploma in Wireless and Mobile Computing (Center for Development of Advanced Computing, India) and PhD in Information and Communication Science and Engineering (NM-AIST). He has authored and co-authored more than 20 papers in internationally refereed journals and conferences. He specializes in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and his research interests are Telecommunications engineering; Deep Reinforcement Learning, Wireless Sensor Networks; Internet of Things and Embedded Systems."
Mr. Salim Diwani
Coordinator - Healthcare
"Salim Diwani is an Academic staff in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Dodoma, with over 12 years of experience in academic and research. He received his BS and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India in 2006 and in 2008. His research interests focus on developing novel data analytics and machine learning techniques, especially for applications in text mining, social network analysis, and biomedical informatics. Diwani is passionate about developing young talents to achieve their goals and see them grow in their careers, supervising BSc students and mentoring them. Diwani has recently also become interested in AI ethics, policies and strategies in developing countries like Tanzania, not because he has any answers but has lots of questions for AI implementation in Africa. Diwani is also currently serving as a Healthcare Coordinator of Africa's Anglophone Artificial Intelligence for Development (AI4D) Multidisciplinary Research Lab Project. For more information about Diwani's publications, visit his Google scholar page at
Dr. Jabhera Maseke Matogoro
Coordinator - Infrastructure and Data Ecosystem
"Jabhera Matogoro holds PhD in Telecommunications Engineering and MSc. in Computer Science from the University of Dodoma. Dr. Matogoro received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Dar es Salaam. Dr Matogoro is working as a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the College of Informatics and Virtual Education. Dr Matogoro is an Open Internet Engineering Mozilla Fellow for the year 2019 – 2020 and The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) Fellow to Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2015/16, Mumbai, India. Jabhera Matogoro is working to scale-up community-owned cooperative societies in Tanzania aimed at making cooperative attractive for youth and young girls in Tanzania, while at the same time addressing challenges associated with broadband Internet access."
Dr. Devotha Nyambo
Coordinator, Environment Conservation and Agriculture
"Devotha Godfrey Nyambo is a researcher and lecturer at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Tanzania. She has a PhD in Information and Communication Sciences and Engineering from the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (2020). Her research focus has been on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and modeling of agricultural systems, especially livestock systems. She leads the Artificial Intelligence and Complexity Sciences research group at the institution and also leads the Agriculture and Environmental Conservation group at Africa's Anglophone Artificial Intelligence for Development (AI4D) Multidisciplinary Research Lab. Her current project is on Leveraging Multi-Agent Models for Learning Recommendations and Improvement of Farmer-to-Farmer Interactions in Small Scale Dairy. Her research interests extend to the application of AI in the health and education sectors. Devotha is a member of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and also, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)."