Peter Gatiti is the Regional Librarian at Aga Khan University, where he heads Library and Information Services in the East Africa Region. He is a Doctoral Student at the University of Bolton where he is examining the relative effectiveness of ICTs in extracting, sharing and disseminating development knowledge. He holds an MSc Information Systems from Leeds Metropolitan University and a BSc (Hons) Information Science from Loughborough University. As well as being a Chartered Manager (Chartered Management Institute, UK), he has attended fellowship programs at the University of Alberta (Canada) and the University of Illinois (USA).
Prior to his return to Kenya, he worked as a Manager in the National Health Service (NHS), UK where he was responsible for evidence based practice and knowledge management services. Before that, he worked as a Systems Developer with the University of Leeds.
Peter’s scholarly contributions are evident in his presentations at local, regional and international conferences. He is an award winner of the International Evidence Based Library & Information Practice (Philadelphia, 2017).
His involvement in capacity development in Africa gave rise to his participation in the implementation of a Grand Challenges Canada project in Aswan, Egypt. He is currently involved in a collaborative project for developing the Burundi National Digital Library as part of his contributions towards the development of knowledge-based systems in Africa.
Peter is a champion of Social Entrepreneurship and has been profiled by the African Development Bank – Silicon Kenya: Harnessing ICT Innovations for Economic Development. He is one of the Tech Entrepreneurs in Nairobi, who participated in a project sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that is being implemented by Endeavor, a non-profit organisation that supports high-impact entrepreneurs around the world.
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