Professor Stanislaus Bernard Lwakabamba assumes the Chair of UbuntuNet Alliance from 15 April 2013

Lilongwe, Malawi. UbuntuNet Alliance, the regional research and education network for Southern and Eastern Africa announces the appointment of Professor Stanislaus Bernard Lwakabamba as the new Chairperson of the Alliance with effect from 15 April 2013. Professor Lwakabamba will succeed Professor Zimani Kadzamira who stepped down from the position on 12th February 2013, after serving the Alliance with distinction for two 3-year terms.

Professor Lwakabamba is a distinguished academic who has a long association with the critical role of ICT in the development of education at tertiary and other levels. A mechanical engineer by training, he attained the rank of Professor as long ago as 1981. He has served in a variety of leadership positions including founding Rector of Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST); participant in setting up of the African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI);outgoing chairperson of the Inter-University Council for East Africa, and is currently Rector of the National University of Rwanda.