Daniel Ninsiima

Daniel Ninsiima is a second year Masters student in the Department of Media an Information Management (MIM) at Michigan State University. Based at the Quello Center, and part of the Quello Research Squad, Daniel is working with projects focused on ICT4D. Before joining Michigan State University, Daniel was a Research Assistant at Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute, Kampala, Uganda. His major responsibilities were to develop ICT applications and agriculture extension content for small holder farmers. He was also involved in financial literacy and inclusion programs for poor farming communities. In his line of work, he has trained farmers and extension workers on the use of ICT especially mobile phones to access, share and disseminate agricultural related information, with the goal of increasing food security and alleviating poverty in rural farming communities. He graduated with an honors degree in Information Technology from Makerere University, Uganda. He also is: an Open Distance Learning and Mobile Learning consultant with the Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada; a former Food Security Fellow with the US Department of State Food Security and ICT Fellowship Program at Oklahoma State University; and a former ICT Fellow with the Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA) at Kobe Institute of Computing in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan.