18 - 19 April 2012
InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Mr. Victor Gathara
ICT Consultant (eHealth)
Victor enjoyed working for more than 14 years for the British Government. In 1997 Victor joined the British High Commission in Kenya as Systems Administrator at a time when the British Government was moving to computerise its systems. Victor led the drive to introduce ICT as a key factor of business in the High Commission, developing and installing new systems to replace functions that had hitherto been manual. His performance led him to be invited to the UK to facilitate a high level session on Change management within the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) being one of only two non UK staff in the FCO invited to this meeting. A successful time in this position led to the launch of his ICT consultancy, Vimak Company Limited, in 2011. As consultant, Victor is currently engaged by DFID to help design the eHealth components of its new family planning and maternal health programmes. He is also assisting the Kenya Government to develop its action plan for the implementation of the Kenya National eHealth Strategy 2011-2017.
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