@iLabAfrica is a Centre of Excel­lence in ICT Innov­a­tion and Devel­op­ment established in 2011 under the Faculty of Information Technology at Strathmore University—the Centre became autonomous in 2017.

The Centre spearheads Research and Innovation in Information Communication Technology for the Development (ICT4D) of ecosystems towards the attainment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Kenya’s Vision 2030.

Our main focus areas are:
• ICT Research and Innovation
• Entrepreneurship and Incubation
• ICT Outsourcing
• ICT Policy Research

We are involved in interdisciplinary research, students’ engagement and collaboration with government, industry and funding agencies.


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ICT Research and Innovation identifies technological innovations and solutions that can be developed in addressing ICT issues in health, education, agriculture, big data and analytics, Internet of things (IoT), IT security and capacity building.


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Entrepreneurship and Incubation seeks to provide a nurturing environment that builds on the potential of the youth to develop viable ICT solutions and businesses that work for the common good in society and reach the base of the pyramid.





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ICT Outsourcing offers technology consulting services and business application development.




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ICT Policy Research focuses on the uptake and impact of ICT to bring about new solutions, technologies, training methodologies and innovation models that may require new policy direction to achieve their full potential.


To provide an environment that promotes
technological innovation and provides business
support structures and policy direction to
harness the potential of ICT as a genuine tool
for sustainable development.



To be a Centre of Excellence in Research and
Innovation in ICT for Development in Africa.



Meet the @iLabAfrica Team

The team of over 70 mem­bers com­prises of a rich inter-​disciplinary mix of research­ers with tech­no­logy and busi­ness expert­ise cap­able of meet­ing the require­ments of the centre. In 2012 the Research Centre moved to the ultra-​modern stu­dent centre build­ing in Strath­more Uni­ver­sity, where it occu­pies two floors. This space incor­por­ates: an office block, four innov­a­tion labsopen work­ing spaces and an busi­ness incub­a­tion offices with a capa­city of up to 100 people.

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Dr. Joseph Sevilla





Emmanuel Kweyu
Deputy Director
Head of E-Health


Dr. John Olukuru
Head of Data Science and Analytics

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Imelda Mueni
IT Business Consulting and Outsourcing Manager




Irene Gitangu
Operations Manager


Jim Maloba
Finance Manager

Leornard Mabele

Leonard Mabele
Internet of Things (IoT) Manager


Lorna Mutegi- Kamau
Partnerships Manager



Diana Mutua
Public Relations Manager

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Eunice Maingi
Cybersecurity Manager


Regina Nkonge
CIGAP Manager


Michael Gichure
Digital Learning Manager


Ludovica Ochieng
@iBizAfrica Incubation Manager