Catherine Ngugi is the Project Director of Open Educational Resources (OER) Africa, a Saide Initiative. Prior to holding this post, she established the African Virtual University’s Research and Innovation Facility (RIF).
Catherine holds an MA from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and began her career in the private sector, working for a multinational manufacturer. She has worked with CODESRIA (the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa), where she initiated and designed the CODESRIA Endowment Plan. She also developed and implemented a communication strategy for the Oxfam GB West Africa Regional Office, and trained partners and staff in sustainability issues.
A Rockefeller Associate of the African Gender Institute, Catherine has co-edited various publications including the eight country report on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Higher Education in Africa. Her work has been published in Kwani, the Journal of African Cultural Studies and Distance Education.
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