Chinedu Ohanyido

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Background

Chinedu Ohanyido the founder and Chief Systems Analyst for AceMicrosystems Inc, a cutting –edge ICT support firm, he is a recognized expert and thought leader on the intersection between new technologies, management information systems, civil society action, human rights and education system response. He is also an Information and communications Technology professional and consultant in Enterprise Project Management (EPM) and Business Development Strategy for novel e-solutions. He is an experienced web designer, blogger and renowned trainer in IPV6. Chinedu is notable for founding “Voices of Advocacy” (www.csacefa.blogspot.com) a blog that is aimed at increasing the advocacy reach for education for all. He is also the initiator of the African MDG technologies network.

Millenium Development Goals and ICT4D

He has been part of the Millennium Development Goals Awareness Project which was designed to raise awareness of the eight UN Millennium Development Goals on the University Wisconsin-Madison campus and to link interested students to relevant research and volunteer opportunities which can result in the development of global competencies and advancement of the goals locally, nationally, and internationally.

A member of IEEE since 2009 and contributor in various ICT forums he has participated and facilitated various ICT4D forums and workshops locally and internationally including UN, UNESCO and Commonwealth Organisation funded platforms. As an Open Source Technology Enthusiast with proficiency in LINUX programming, Chinedu has been an advocate for FOSS use in Optimizing business growth strategies and adapting solutions to client needs (data, analytics, portfolio management and OMS/EMS solutions). Of particular interest to him is the uptake potential in E-Government, E-Governance, and Public Sector Modernisation: Innovative e-gov solutions for good governance and public sector reforms, improved public services delivery and transparency in governance, enhanced citizen participation, e-democracy, e-learning, and e-empowerment models. As part of the largely influential INSouth intellectual network ( http://www.insouth.org) ,he has been part of the global process to redefining South-South Cooperation through expanding digital space , with Africa on the center stage. An expert in the management of information systems, Mr. Ohanyido has taught computer science courses at several technology incubation centers.

Furthermore, Mr. Ohanyido has served on the technical group of the Society for Telemedicine and eHealth in Nigeria (SfTeHIN), and was in the LOC for the hosting of the 2008 Pan-African Conference on Telemedicine and eHealth (PACTe) in Abuja, and was also assistant coordinator of the ICT Advisory team of the Nigerian Education Summit organised by the Federal Ministry of Education.

CSACEFA Work

As an innovative up and coming sector leader, he is currently the Lead for MIS/IT of Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA), a position specially funded by the United States government through USAID/Nigeria as part of a social sector cooperative agreement with Nigeria. CSACEFA is a national coalition of over 450 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working on Education issues in Nigeria. It is growing as a national policy advocacy group towards universal access to education within the national and international framework of equal opportunity to education since its emergence in year 2000 as a response to the commitments by governments and the international community in Dakar (UNESCO organised World Education Forum) to establish alternative forms of governance and management to achieve the goals of Education for All. Thus CSACEFA occupies a strategic niche as the largest national CSO network for education for all in Africa, and works closely with the government of Nigeria, through Federal Ministry of Education, Office of the Senior Special Assistant on MDGs and so forth and Chinedu has been strategic in creating ICT –driven Knowledge sharing and Transfer channels to enhance the growth of the network. He has also catalysed broad-based regional partnerships around ICT for development in education sector, with organisations like ECOWAS, NEPAD, OXFAM-NOVIB, and so forth. He was also a strategic contributor to the success of organising and implementation of the 1GOAL Nigeria - 1GOAL - Advocacy – which was done by CSACEFA in collaboration with VSO International as part of raising the voices of people all over the world to show that there are great possibilities to make a difference in the lives of children and others at the bottom of the pyramid.

Strategic Sectoral Consultancies

Through functioning as a regional adviser on Information and Communication Technology to Wharton consulting Nigeria in Africa, it has upped its activities as a leading advocate for promoting ICT diffusion into non-IT sectors.

He was a member of the Internet for development (I4D) working group conceptualized and driven by Wharton Consulting Nigeria. He was a member of Technical Advisory Teams on the development of a design for ehealth and eAgric in Nigeria under the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) consultancies in 2010.


Education

He is an alumnus of the 10th eGovernance class of the United Nations University Macau held in Abuja in collaboration with Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria and Society for Telemedicine and eHealth in Nigeria; a Hewlett-Packard USA trained ICT Project Manager, he holds a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering, PGD in Information Technology, as well as several professional/Industry certifications in ICT and Project Management domains.

References

  • www.csacefa.org
  • www.synergy-pmp.co.cc
  • www.compassnigeria.org