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Muthoni Masinde

​Dr. Muthoni Masinde holds doctorate, masters and bachelors degrees in computer science from the University of Cape Town, Muthoni Masinde Photo.jpg
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.