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Integrating m-Health into e-Health Strategy Implementation

e-Health Africa Conference

18 - 19 April 2012

InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

e-Health Africa Conference 2012 >> Speakers >> Dr. Katherine Getao


Dr. Katherine Getao

ICT Secretary, eGovernment Directorate, Presidency and Office of Cabinet Affairs, Government of Kenya





Dr. Katherine Getao was appointed the ICT Secretary in charge of the eGovernment Directorate in August 2010. The eGovernment Directorate is the strategic advisor on ICT issues to the Government of Kenya and manages the ICT operations of the government. In her new role Dr. Getao has prioritized the implementation of the constitution through the use of ICTs to deliver public services to all Kenyans and the achievement of Vision 2030 through improving the efficiency and effectiveness of government. Katherine Getao was previously a project manager of the NEPAD e-Schools Initiative, a priority project of the NEPAD e-Africa Commission.For six years, prior to joining the NEPAD e-Africa Commission, Katherine was the Director of the School of Computing and Informatics, University of Nairobi, Kenya.On December 12, 2011 Katherine was installed as an Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS) in recognition of her contribution to the Government and people of Kenya. Katherine holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Combined Sciences (Chemistry and Computer Studies) from Brighton Polytechnic, U.K. an M.Sc. in Intelligent Knowledge-based Systems from the University of Essex, U.K. and a Ph.D. in Computing from Lancaster University, U.K. She is a Commonwealth Research Fellow (2005.)






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