Local Supervisors

Dr BAKUNZIBAKE Jean Pierre

Pierre Bakunzibake is an e-Government expert in the use of ICT in public administration to streamline and integrate government processes, to enhance public service delivery, to manage data and information effectively, to expand communication channels for engaging and empowering people and to improve relationships between government, citizens, businesses, other arms of government. He is passionate about digital transformation and problem-solving in both the public and private sectors. He is currently teaching and researching in ICT, e-Government and Information Systems areas. In the area of ICT, he masters programming in different languages, computer networking, working with microprocessors, microcontrollers and telecommunication systems. In relation to e-Government and Information Systems, his qualifications and skills include designing, developing, evaluating and managing projects related to e-Government information systems and other types of information systems.

Pierre is a PhD holder in Informatics from the Örebro University School of Business in Sweden and a Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the former National University of Rwanda. He has a working experience of about 17 years in academics. Between 2009 and 2013, he worked at the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the former National University of Rwanda. He is currently working at University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology as Acting Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department/School of Engineering ( EEE) and Lecturer in the School of ICT, EEE Department, ACEIoT and CEBE at University of Rwanda. In the period from August to December 2021, Pierre worked as a consultant to European Commission on ICT Policies and Strategies. He has supervised a number of master’s students. He is currently co-supervising three Ph.D. students in the African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACE-IoT) in Rwanda. Being enthusiastic to keep learning new things, Pierre is currently pursuing a postgraduate programme of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCTLHE) and an MBA programme.