Mr. Jabhera Matogoro currently works as Assistant Lecturer in the College of Informatics and Virtual Education at the University of Dodoma, Tanzania, East Africa. Mr. Matogoro graduated with a Master of Science in Computer Science from University of Dodoma in 2011 and from University of Dar es Salaam with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 2008. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Dodoma.
After receiving his first degree, Mr. Matogoro joined the University of Dar es Salaam Computing Centre (UCC) in 2008 as Instructor CUM Technical Staff. In addition to teaching, he provided technical support on CTC Database to various health facilities in Central Zone. CTC Database is HIV Care and Treatment monitoring and evaluation software, developed by UCC under specifications from the National Aids Control Programme (NACP) of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, under funding initially from the Global Fund and continued under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
In 2009, Mr. Matogoro joined the University of Dodoma as a Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst I. During his tenure, he was responsible for examining current systems, talking to users for requirements producing specifications for new or modified systems, liaising with other IT staff to produce new systems, and implementing new systems. His major achievements included establishment of Academic Registration Information System (ARIS), which holds all information relating to students and their studies at the University of Dodoma. He also worked with experts from IBM Corporation to conduct a feasibility study and requirements gathering for a Learning Management System for the University of Dodoma. Moodle Learning System was assessed and deployed.
Mr. Matogoro took on a new role in 2012 as Assistant Lecturer at College of Informatics and Virtual Education. As a teaching staff from Department of Computer Science, Mr. Matogoro has taught undergraduate students Introduction to Information Technology, Information Security Management, ICT Research Methods and Security, and Faulty Tolerance in Distributed Systems. He has also taught Computer Network Design for postgraduate students majoring in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunication Engineering and Information Technology.
Mr. Matogoro has attended to various national and international technical trainings including:
- ICANN 54 Meeting in Dublin, Ireland;
- ISOC Chapter Leader and AfPIF Meeting in Maputo, Mozambique;
- Scalable Network Infrastructure workshop organized by AfNOG in Djibouti;
- Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) organized by Africa CERT in Lusaka, Zambia;
- Cyber Security in Dodoma, Tanzania;
- Network Monitoring and Management in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania;
- Windows Server 2012 Configuration and Administration in Dodoma, Tanzania;
- Systems and Network Security in Arusha, Tanzania;
- Windows 8 Apps Development in Dodoma, Tanzania;
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Dodoma, Tanzania;
- Research Proposal and Scientific Paper Writing Skills in Dodoma, Tanzania;
- Advanced African Free/Open Source Software Business Models conducted by The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) in Dodoma, Tanzania;
- Certificate course in Network Security UTL Technology in Bangalore, India.
He is an active member and contributor to various technical bodies and mailing lists including Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Internet Society (ISOC), Microsoft Innovation Center, African Network Information Center (AFRINIC), and OpenWRT. In addition to a strong technical profile and over 9 years’ experience in the ICT Industry, Mr. Matogoro holds several senior and administrative positions such as Coordinator for Microsoft Innovation Center, Tanzania; Manager of Dodoma Internet Exchange Point; and Secretary of Internet Society Tanzania Chapter.
Mr. Matogoro’s research investigates the use of TV White Space for wireless broadband in rural Tanzania. During a six months’ fellowship at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) in Mumbai, India in 2016, he contributed to addressing the problem of providing affordable rural broadband connectivity to India’s billion plus population using TV White Space technology. He believes this research has global implications for other countries with rural populations, including Tanzania.
Mr. Matogoro is married to Pendo Mseti and blessed with four children.
Mr. Matogoro Jabhera would like to acknowledge various support received from the following organizations: University of Dodoma, Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), Tanzania Internet Service Providers Association (TISPA), Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET), College of Informatics and Virtual Education, Microsoft, tzNIC, Internet Society (ISOC), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), African Network Operators Group (AfNOG) and Dar Teknohama Business Incubator (DTBi).