Lourino Chemane is a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique since 2015, CEO of the Mozambique Research and Education Network since July 2016, and Adviser of the Minister of Science and Technology, Higher and Technic Professional Education of Mozambique since 2009. He was the Coordinator of the Mozambique eGovernment and Communications Infrastructure Project (MEGCIP) from 2009 to 2016. He was research and lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering of Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique since 1993.
In 2011 he completed his PhD degree in Computer and Systems Science at the University of Stockholm (Department of Computer and Systems Science – DSV), in 2007 a Master’s Degree in eGovernment at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne), in 2004 a Licentiate of Philosophy in Computer and Systems Science (PhLic.) at the University of Stockholm, in 1998 the Master Degree in Electronic Engineering (MEng) at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and in 1993 a Undergraduate Degree in Electrotechnical Engineering at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique.
From 2004 to 2009 he was the Chief Technical Adviser at ICT Policy Implementation Technical Unit (UTICT) in Mozambique where he has led and participated in various ICT and eGovernment projects being to mention: The ICT for Development Programme, the Government Electronic Network (GovNet) in its pilot and extension phases, the Government Portal, the Government Centralized Email System, the ICT Mobile Unit, etc. He was a member of different working groups of national experts that drafted the Government of Mozambique eGovernment Strategy ( approved in 2006), the Telecommunications Strategy (2006), which includes the Universal Access Strategy, eGovernment Interoperability Framework (eGIF) (2009) and the Electronic Transactions Law (2016). He has contributed and published in various conferences in the ICT for Development and eGovernment. As the Coordinator of the Mozambique eGovernment and Communications Infrastructure Project (MEGCIP) since 2009, and Adviser of the Minister of Science and Technology, Higher and Technic Professional Education he has been involved with the following projects and initiatives: Conceptualization and establishment of Government Data Center, Mozambique Research and Education Network (MoRENet), CMCs (Community Multimedia Centers), Implementation of eGovernment Interoperability Framework, Migration from Analog to Digital Television, Development of the National Broadband Strategy, Revision of the ICT Policy and Development of the Government of Mozambique ICT Master Plan, Revision of the Telecommunication Law and Telecommunication Strategy. He is the Mozambique eGovernment Focal Point of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries since 2010.
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