To cater towards the concrete needs of the digital transformation in East Africa, CENIT@EA established a market-driven Master’s programme in Embedded and Mobile Systems (MSc EMoS) and offers short technical trainings for professionals in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and for unemployed graduates and university lecturers to provide them with relevant digital skills. To ensure this demand driven and value creating approach, CENIT@EA works very closely with the private sector in the development and delivery of its activities.

Discover our Digital Innovations!

The Digital Innovation Pitch Deck offers you insights into opportunities of digitalisation by showcasing recent innovations of CENIT@EA Young Professionals that tackle challenges of society and industry in East Africa. You can find excerpts from the Pitch Deck below.

Efficient Operations and Production of Goods Through Automation of Industry Processes

In today’s era, it is important that the needs of the industry are met by the result of the practical teaching curriculum and research initiatives of the academia. Organizations are constantly in search of skills that will accelerate the digital transformation efforts, solving challenges brought by the effect of traditional processes that hinder efficiency in production. The Centre of Excellence for ICT in East Africa (CENIT@EA) worked in a close collaboration with AtoZ Textile Mills, through the Young Professionals Programme, matching digital skills of students to drive innovations for advancement of the organization’s operations.

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Harnessing the Power of Digital Technologies for Health Solutions

East Africa and the continent of Africa at large has faced a varying number of diseases outbreak in the past and the year 2020 brought with it the new unpredicted covid-19 pandemic, that has affected livelihood and marginalized communities in the region, leaving many with the quest for reliable health information that will help safeguard lives.

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Tech Turns Transportation into a Customer Experience Journey with Digital Mobility Solutions

The transport sector in East Africa is at the beginning of a period of significant technological disruption through the rise of digital transformation, with digital products and services fundamentally shifting customer expectations and opportunities. Technology is fuelling a dramatic acceleration in the pace of change across the industry, including the transport industry, as technologies like AI, data science and machine learning are advancing how vehicles are likely to operate.

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Artificial Intelligence – A Game Changer for the Health Sector in Uganda

For a period of 6 months, the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), through the Ugandan Academy for Health Innovation at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, gained valuable contribution from the young professionals of the Centre of Excellence for ICT in East Africa (CENIT@EA). CENIT@EA is a digital transformation project spearheaded by the German Development Cooperation in collaboration with the East African Community (EAC).

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Whenever there is a huge issue in the world, my brain starts working and I investigate what people are doing and what I could be doing on this – to come up with something different, finding solutions

Shakila M Mshana

As one of only six women studying on a scholarship for the Masters of Embedded and Mobile Systems through the Centre for ICT Excellence in East Africa (CENIT@EA), Shakila is already in a unique position in the ICT world. But add to that her solutions-based outlook and the projects she is already working on and this is a woman who is going to change the face of Tanzania, if not the world.

ICT touches education, agriculture, business, healthcare, and is the key point of development for the whole of Africa. Everything is being facilitated by ICT, and if it is well implemented, the development of each country will increase rapidly

Fabien Ngaboyimbere

His background as a teacher has also shown him opportunities to improve the education system, creating systems that link parents, teachers and school administrations together on an online or app platform for ease of communication. And he has always been keen to explore data protection and security issues.

There are too few people with ICT knowledge. I wanted to find out more about embedded systems, and this was a new course focusing on this, so I decided I needed to be part if it

Ange Josiane Uwayisenga

She really enjoyed her time teaching, passing on her skills in the fundamentals of programming, algorithms and infrastructure, but wants to use this course and its networking and internships to move into working in business and industry – somehow having an impact on society. Applying her knowledge to create change in the agriculture or healthcare sectors is the dream after completing the program, with both areas important to Rwanda’s future.

  • Amrani Hassan
  • Current project: Smart Ugali Cooker
  • MSc EMoS track: Mobile Systems
  • Shakila Mbaraka
  • Current project: Mobile Farming Application
  • MSc EMoS track: Mobile Systems
  • Josephine Mwikali Mbandi
  • Current project: Drowsiness Detection System for PSV drivers
  • MSc EMoS track: Embedded Systems
  • Martine Lyimo
  • Current project: Mobile App for Air Pollution monitoring using Wireless Sensor Networks
  • MSc EMoS track: Embedded Systems