Consultancies

Selected Consultancies/Studies/Research

May 2020

Lead Consultant on Feasibility Study for Connecting all African Universities to Broadband, World Bank Group

Nov 2019 – May 2020

Project Manager on Consultancy services for the Institutional and Organisational Review of the Expanding Social Protection Programme Management Unit, funded by DFID and Irish Aid in support of the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development

1 April 2019 – September 2019

Consultancy services to guide the Integration of the Rwanda Education Management Information Systems, funded by UNICEF Rwanda in support of the Ministry of Education

Dec 2017 – Dec 2018

Cooperation in the Development of Information and Communication Technologies is Africa Phase II – Final Evaluation, for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland.

July – August 2017

Rapid Assessment of ICT at Makerere University, for Sida and Makerere University

Dec 2016 – May 2017

Lead Consultant under Knowledge Consulting, Development of an ICT Policy and Master Plan for the University of Rwanda

Sept – Dec 2016

Development of an ICT Policy and Master Plan for the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

August 2016 to March 2017

Lead Consultant under Knowledge Consulting, Development of the Rural Communications Development Policy for Uganda (for the Uganda Communications Commission)

Dec 2015 – February 2016

Lead Consultant under Knowledge Consulting, Digital Financial Services in Uganda and Tanzania, for IDEO

Sept 2015 – December 2016

Lead Consultant under Knowledge Consulting, Study of the ICT Environment at the Royal University of Phnom Penh

February 2015 – August 2015

Consultant under Delft University of Technology, Assessment of ICT at selected universities within Eastern Africa, for the Swedish International Development Agency

September 2014 – October 2015

Lead Consultant under Knowledge Consulting Ltd, A Study of Communications Services and Infrastructure Across the Country, for Uganda Communications Commission

March 2014 – Jan 2015

Lead Consultant under Knowledge Consulting, Analysis of the Access and Usage of Communications Services in Uganda, for Uganda Communications Commission

May 2013 – May 2014

Lead Consultant under Knowledge Consulting, Development of an ICT Regulatory Governance Framework for the Ministry of CIT, Ethiopia

2013

Lead Consultant under Knowledge Consulting, Development of a Strategic Plan for the Law Development Center, Uganda

2013

Lead Consultant under Knowledge Consulting, with Neil Butcher Associates as co-leader: Development of an Impact Evaluation Framework for the NEPAD e-Schools Project

2013

Lead Consultant under Knowledge Consulting, Study on Counterfeit Phones in Uganda for the Uganda Communications Commission

Jan – Nov 2011

Education Sector Lead Consultant under the e-Transform Africa Study conducted by the African Development Bank/ World Bank/ African Union Commission (working under ictDevelopment Associates)

Sept 2011 – Dec 2012

Lead, under Knowledge Consulting, for the Uganda Telecommunications Sector Review 2011 (for Research ICT Africa)

Nov 2009 – March 2012

Project Leader, Transformation of the Namibian Communications Commission (NCC) into the independent Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN), for the Namibian Government

June 2009 – April 2010

As Knowledge Consulting: A study on “Empowering regulators to Protect Consumer Rights in the ICT Sector” (focus on Uganda as part of a regional study led by Wits Enterprise and funded by IDRC)

January 2009 – June 2009

As Knowledge Consulting: External Assessment of the Sida Support to Universidad Mayor de San Andres, La Paz, Bolivia.

March 2009 – Dec 2009

As Knowledge Consulting: Quality of Service Survey in the Telecommunications sector in Uganda (for the Uganda Communications Commission).

April 2009 – Dec 2009

A detailed study of IT Enabled Service in 11 selected countries in Africa (for the World Bank).

November 2008 – March 2009

A Rapid Scan of the IT Enabled Services Industry in Africa (for the World Bank)

Nov 2008 – March 2009

Case studies, as Knowledge Consulting, on Uganda and Rwanda for the Crisis Management Initiative, Helsinki, Norway for their Governance Out of a Box series (focus: ICT4State-Building – African Experiences and Opportunities).

2008

Led the development of the key documents defining the UbuntuNet Alliance: Revised Strategic Plan (with an external consultant); Policy and Master Plan (incorporating infrastructure vision and sustainability strategy); Key operational manuals. Funded by IDRC, Canada

May 2007 to date

Supporting the development of an ICT Policy and Master Plan for Haramaya University, Addis Ababa (funded by Sida).

Jan - May 2006

Capacity building consultant under ATOS Origin, developing training material and delivering training related to ICT and application to development for World Bank Task Team Leaders

May 2003 to Feb 2007

Lead Consultant under Atos Consulting for Component 1e, Capacity Building for ICT Policy Makers and Regulators, under the DFID and Sida funded project, Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa (Atos Consulting and DFID won the Innovation Category award for this project at the MCA Awards, 2007, UK).

Oct – Dec 2006

Evaluation of Sida/SAREC support to University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for Sida (part of a team led by Prof Johann Mouton)

May/June 2006

Evaluation of Leland Initiative support projects in Lesotho, (under Computer Frontiers Inc, for USAID)

2004 to date

Lead Researcher for the Research ICT Africa! research node in Uganda – see www.researchictafrica.net

April 2005 to March 2006

Consultant to the Association of African Universities: ICT Initiative under AAU for African Academic and Research Institutions (focusing on the bandwidth challenge)

May 2003 – Nov 2003

Lead consultant (initial nomination by Makerere University) for Component 1e of the DFID and Sida/SAREC funded initiative: Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa. Component 1e is aimed at Capacity building for ICT policy makers and regulators. The consultancy required the formulation of a strategy and work plan for implementing the component. Makerere University has subsequently been identified to host this component.

Dec 2002 – Feb 2003

Formulation of an ICT Policy and Master Plan for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Uganda, supported by the United Nations Development Programme, Uganda.

March 2002 – October 2002

ICT Readiness survey for the government of Uganda: Base study and evaluation preparatory to the award of consultancy for the formulation of an ICT Policy and Master Plan for Government as an enterprise.

2000

Lead Consultant for the Proposed Optical Fibre backbone for Makerere University (Funded by ADB). Role: overall project planning and management. This project has been completed on time and within cost (Infrastructure value USD 1 million)

April 2000 – August 2001

Leland Project Manager, working as counterpart to Computer Frontiers Inc. in the establishment of a wireless backbone and internal ISP for Makerere University (USAID, EDDI). (Project value $1 million for infrastructure and consultancy services)

1998

Consultant to Bank of Uganda in setting up a modern nationwide vehicular radio communication network (Infrastructure value $300,000)

1998 – 2000

Project Manager under Technology Consults for the World Bank funded Rehabilitation of Soroti Hospital

1997 – 1998

Civil Works Expert for the European Union Funded Partial Rehabilitation of the National College of Business Studies, Institute of Teacher Education Kyambogo, and Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo.

Apr 1996 – June 1996

Communications Consultant to the Interim Electoral Commission.

1994 – 2000

Rainfall Characterisation and Ku Band Propagation Measurements (Part of an ITU and EU sponsored international consortium)

1993 – 1996

Principal Consultant (under Technology Consults Ltd.) supervising the Installation of a Nationwide Radio Telecommunication Network for the Uganda Revenue Authority.

1993

Project Coordinator (under Technology Consults Ltd.) under the UNIDO sponsored project: “Building Endogenous Capacity in Science and Technology”.

1992 – to date

Propagation studies for Uganda; financed by Uganda Government through Makerere University (initial stage). Also funded by the Government of Italy and the Uganda Communications Commission.

1992

Consultant on the Energy Sector (under Technology Consults Ltd.) under the UNIDO sponsored project: “Building Endogenous Capacity in Science and Technology”.