The Presidency - Kenya
Twitter : @kippjohn
Co-Founder and MD INFONET AFRICA Senior Advisor to the Presidency - (Office of the Deputy President) Government of Kenya on Innovations and Knowledge Management John Kipchumbah is a Scientist (Entrepreneur Scientist) and an Information Systems professional. He has been involved in shaping the Information and Communications Technology Policies in Kenya for the last 6 years by preparing and presenting sectoral policy briefs to African government and international agencies. He hails from a computer science (Nairobi University) and computer engineering(Informatics University – Singapore) background with a major in Information Security, Harvard -MPP and Masters of Engineering MIT and currently on his Learning Sciences and Technology Design doctorate at Stanford. He is also a Liberation Technology Fellow from Stanford. In 2015 he worked on the data Revolution process in Kenya and led the National Pillar on ICTs and Innovation and later setup the Ennova Initiative (www.ennova.or.ke) to address Data Gaps issues in Government and dealing with Citizens participation. He aso played a Key role in the design and development of the national Action plan for Kenya on Open Government Partnership1. He created and championed Citizens engagement in the design of Huduma – Citizens engagement in service delivery using technology. His ten-year experience in the non-profit sector has been centrally focused on analyzing and developing technologies that empower communities. These programs have been in the area of participation in governance, transparency, development of monitoring and evaluation methodology for policy and organizations’ advocacy strategy.