Dr Wilfred Senyoni
I am a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Dar es Salaam. I am interested in the design, development, implementation, integration, use, and sustainability of information systems (IS) in developing countries. My research is primarily grounded within an action research framework and participatory design approach, working closely with practitioners, data managers and policymakers. I work in the following research areas:
- Information systems supporting health management in developing countries.
- Evidence-based decision making for improving essential health services.
- Institutionalization processes of information systems.
- Standardization processes of technology and work practices in organisations.
- Building capacity around free and open-source software applications within the domain of developing countries.
- Integration of information systems to support information sharing and integrated workflows.
- Senyoni, W. F. (2021). Health information systems implementation: Weaving alliances in East African Community. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 87(1), e12152.
- Sitompul, T., Senyoni, W., & Braa, J. (2019, May). Convergence of Technical and Policy Processes: A Study of Indonesia’s Health Information Systems. In International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries(pp. 390-401). Springer, Cham.
- Senyoni, W. F., Kimaro, H. C., Braa, J., & Kumalija, C. (2019, May). An institutional perspective on the adoption of open dashboard for health information systems in Tanzania. In International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries(pp. 272-283). Springer, Cham.
- Fruijtier, E., & Senyoni, W. (2018, August). The role of local bricoleurs in sustaining changing ICT4D solutions. In International Development Informatics Association Conference(pp. 171-185). Springer, Cham.
- Braa, J., Sahay, S., Lewis, J., & Senyoni, W. (2017, May). Health information systems in Indonesia: Understanding and addressing complexity. In International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries(pp. 59-70). Springer, Cham.
- Kiwanuka, A., Kimaro, H., & Senyoni, W. (2015). Analysis of the acceptance process of district health information systems (DHIS) for vertical health programmes: a case study of TB, HIV/aids and malaria programmes in Tanzania. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 70(1), 1-14.
A complete list of my publication can be accessed through my Goog Scholar account: Google Scholar profile.
Supervision of Research Students
- PhD Student, Andrew Charles. His research topic is the "Adoption and Strategic Approaches for Accelerating Data Use of the East African Reproductive and Child Health Data Warehouse: The Case Studies in Tanzania (Ongoing)".
- MSc Student: Achilles Kiwanuka. His research topic was “A framework for the acceptance process of district health information system for vertical health programmes: A case of TB, HIV/AIDS and Malaria Programmes in Tanzania” (completed in 2014).
Knowledge sharing posts
- Senyoni, W, “Scorecards can help measure health outcomes. An East Africa case study” April, 2019, Health and Medicine, https://theconversation.com/scorecards-can-help-measure-health-outcomes-an-east-africa-case-study-114228
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Dar es Salaam
CoICT Kijitonyama Campus
Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road, P.O. Box 33335
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Mobile: +255 (0) 713 595231
Office Location: CoICT Block B, Room# 015