Dr. Mark Matunga whose name is synonymous with computer literacy campaigns in Kenya and Africa, is a champion for girl’s education. He has been petitioning and influencing education policies on ICT in 15 African countries including Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Angola, Botswana, Burundi and Namibia. In his cross-cutting engagements, Dr Matunga is a champion of building community ICT centres, schools and health facilities. He is the Head of Corporate Affairs for Intel Corporation in East Africa.
In 2010, Dr. Matunga co-founded NEWI, where he is a Founding Trustee and an active volunteer, mentoring and supporting girls in the region.
Dr Matunga attended African Nazarene University in Nairobi, where he studied Computer Science and Theology, and then dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Religious Studies in Carroll College, Waukesha, USA. He has an MA in International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, USA. He got a distinction in Project Planning and Design, Peace and Conflict Management, and also in Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Planning. His thesis, ICT in International Development – Narrowing the Digital Gap using Information and Communication Technology, has remained a gem for learners in the digital age.
He holds a Honorary Doctorate degree in Management Leadership and Christian Service from United Graduate College and Seminary, USA.
His experience, passion and vision are a great asset to NEWI.