Dr. Muthoni Masinde holds doctorate, masters and bachelors degrees in computer science from the University of Cape Town,
the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the University of Nairobi respectively.
She is a senior lecturer and head of research at the Department of Information Technology, Central University of Technology, South Africa. Her research involves developing ICT-based solutions to droughts and climate change using wireless sensor networks and mobile phones. Dr. Masinde’s most recent research output is a novel bridge dubbed itiki (acronym for Information Technology and Indigenous Knowledge with Intelligence) that was realised in form of a drought early warning system. The bridge integrates African indigenous knowledge (IK) on droughts with the scientific drought forecasting approaches.