Invited Speakers

We’re to host the following keynote speaker at AfriCHI 2021:

  • Esselina Macome, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
  • Isaias Rosa, Universidade de Cabo Verde, Cape Verde
  • Anícia Peters, University of Namibia, Namibia

Esselina Macome
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique

Esselina Macome holds a Doctoral Degree (PhD) in Information Communication Technology from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and a Certificate from the FSDAfrica Academy. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Financial Sector Deepening Program in Mozambique (FSDMoç) a Program funded by UK Aid from the UK Government and Swedish Government, and she is also a Professor at Eduardo Mondlane University. Her research interests include ICT for development, e-government, gender, and the development and management of information systems in organisations, and Financial Inclusion. She has led a number of studies following the progress of telecentres in Mozambique and has acted as advisor to the Mozambique GRACE researchers.

Isaias Rosa
Universidade de Cabo Verde, Cape Verde

Isaias Barreto da Rosa is currently the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Multisectoral Regulatory Agency of the Economy (ARME), Cape Verde, after having served as the first ECOWAS Commissioner in charge of Telecommunications & Information Technologies. He holds an Advanced Studies Diploma and a PhD degree (Hons) in Education and Human Development (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain). He concluded his post-doc at Tallinn University, Estonia, addressing the issue of enabling mobile access to digital libraries in digital divide environments. Isaias Barreto da Rosa was also a consultant for Cape Verdean Government and institutions as well as several international organizations.

Anícia Peters
University of Namibia, Namibia

Anicia Peters is a Namibian computer scientist specializing in human-computer interaction (HCI). She is the pro-vice-chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development at the University of Namibia. Peters received two scholarship awards in 2013 from Boeing for her contribution to HCI research conference publications. For her PhD, she received a Research Excellence Award from Iowa State University. She completed her PhD under a Fulbright International Science and Technology Award and a Schlumberger Faculty for the Future Women in Science fellowship. Her current research work is on social computing, gender in digital technologies, gamification, and e-participation such as e-government and e-health.