Dr. Yassin Mshana
Dr Yassin Mshana has 20 years experience as an engineer, the last 10 years at the PhD level. During this period he has worked for several national and international organisations and training institutions as a lecturer, researcher and teaching fellow, as well as a design and technology teacher. Additionally, Dr Mshana has project management and organisational directorship skills (e.g., his leadership role in the establishment of the World Bank-funded African Virtual University (AVU) in Tanzania). This was followed by his role as Training Co-ordinator, then acting Director for the World Bank Institutes' Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), also in Tanzania.
As a Mechanical Engineer, Dr. Mshana holds a PhD from City University (UK), MSc from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UK), and a BSc from the University of Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania). He also holds a post-graduate Certificate in Education (UK). He has been a member of various professional institutions including the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK); Institution of Engineers (Tanzania); Association of Teachers and Lecturers (UK); Poverty Reduction Learning Network for East and Central Africa and the e-ThinkTankTz for ICT Policy Development. He has contributed in the promotion of broader use of ICT in both professional and voluntary activities.
More recently, he has been called upon by national and international organisations to provide consultancy services in the Southern Africa region, including DFID, FAO and UNICEF.