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Amos Gichamba, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in Information Systems, University of Nairobi
    • Dissertation: A Model for the Design, Development and Implementation of Mobile-Based Agriculture Applications
  • M.S. in Information Technology, Strathmore University
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Africa Nazarene University

Selected Publications

  • 'A Model for the Design, Development and Implementation of mAgriculture Applications',, 2017
  • 'A Model for Designing mAgriculture Applications for Dairy Farming', The African Journal of Information Systems, Volume 4, Issue 4.

Selected Presentations

  • 'Prototyping mAgriculture Applications among Smallholder Farmers', IST-Africa 2016 Conference – Durban, South Africa, May 11-13 2016
  • mAgriculture among Pastoralist Communities: A Case of Livestock Farmers in Kenyan Arid and Semi-arid Lands', 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Technology in Society (ISTAS) Proceedings – Dublin, Ireland, November 11-12 2015
  • 'mAgriculture among Smallholder Farmers in Kenya: Challenges and Lessons Learned', AFRICON IEEE Conference 2015 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 14-17 2015
  • 'Delivering Index-Based Livestock Insurance through ICT-Case of a Mobile-Based Livestock Insurance Platform', ICT4Ag Conference 2014 –Kigali, Rwanda, November 4-8 2013
  • 'Designing Effective and Workable Low-Technology Mobile Solutions', Mobile Phones and Post-war Reconstruction Forum - Dubai, UAE, 2012.
  • 'A Generic Mobile Agriculture Architecture', International Conference on Emerging and Future Information Communication Technologies – Nairobi, Kenya, August 11-12 2011
  • 'The Application of Mobile Technology in Agriculture', Strathmore Mobile Bootcamp, Strathmore University - Nairobi, Kenya. November 28-29 2008
  • Design Thinking Coach and Trainer - Impact Week Kenya: Forum for Innovations and Entrepreneurship, Annually Since 2016.

Related Experience

  • Dean, School of Science and Technology at Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Chair of Department, Computer Science and Information Technology at Africa Nazarene University - Nairobi, Kenya
  • Research, Teaching and Projects Implementation on Mobile Technologies, Internet of Things, Databases, Software Engineering, Emerging ICT Technologies and ICT for Development Innovations
  • Design Thinking Coach and Trainer on ICT Innovations and Entrepreneurship.

Professional Organizations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Association for Computing Machinery

Honors and Awards

  • Design Thinking Winning Coach Award, Impact Week Kenya (2017)
  • Best Mobile Application Award, ICT Board of Kenya (2009)