Joshua Osah obtained a B.sc in information and communication technologies, with a concentration in computer networks from United States International University, Nairobi Kenya in 2009. Subsequently, he proceeded to undertake a Master’s degree in information systems at Rhodes University South Africa. Upon completion he enrolled for a PhD in Information systems at the same university. His doctoral project focused on strategy development for the deployment of a digital citizenry tool (Mobile Social Accountability Monitoring tool) aimed at facilitating effective communication, as well as fostering evidence based engagement between local government representatives and citizens.
He possesses substantial experience in the planning for and deployment of electronic-government tools directed at enhancing government/citizen interaction.
His research interests include: Information systems evaluation, electronic-government (digital citizenry) planning and deployment and employment of Information and communication technologies for development.
Currently he teaches computer and communication related courses to students enrolled in the school of media and communication.
Osah, J., Pade-Khene, C., and Foster, G. (2014). Critical Themes of Process Assessment in Rural ICT4D Projects: An Analysis of Assessment Approaches. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. Vol 60. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1681-4835.2014.tb00425.x
Joshua Osah, Caroline Khene, (2018) “Group structural elements in e-Government strategy formulation at local municipal level in South Africa”, Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, Vol. 12 Issue: 1, pp.2-15, https://doi.org/10.1108/TG-06-2017-0033.
Pade-Khene, C., Mthoko, H., Osah, J., and Baduza, G. (2015). Towards a shared understanding of the Comprehensive Nature of Evaluating ICT in Development: Trends in Current Practice. Workshop/Open Session. International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2015). Singapore. May 2015.
Pade-Khene, C., Mthoko, H., and Osah, J. (2014). The Comprehensive Nature of Evaluating ICT in Development: Trends in Current Practice. Workshop. 8th International Development Informatics Association (IDIA) Conference. Porth Elizabeth, South Africa, November 2014.