IEEE SSIT Distinguished Lecture: mHealth4Afrika – Issues Associated with Technology Adoption in Resource Constrained Environments

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University of Manchester Student Branches (including Industrial Applications (IAS), Power and Energy (PES), Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT), Communications (COM), Electronic Devices), together with UK and Ireland Power and Energy Society Chapter, UK and Ireland SSIT Chapter, UK and Ireland Women in Engineering (WIE) and SSIT IST-Africa SIGHT are cooperating to organise this SSIT Distinguished Lecture hosted at University of Manchester on 20 February 2024.

Prof Paul M Cunningham (Chair, IEEE UK and Ireland Section) will briefly present the IEEE UK and Ireland Section and associated volunteer opportunities followed by Dr Princy Johnson (Chair, Uk and Ireland Women in Engineering), who will briefly present "Toolkits for building leadership capabilities" to stimulate discussion regarding potential capacity building opportunities.

Paul will then deliver an SSIT Distinguished Lecture "mHealth4Afrika - Issues associated with Technology Adoption in Resource Constrained Environments".

This meeting will take place in University of Manchester at 1pm on 20 February 2024.


This event is open to all IEEE Members and Volunteers (including local Student Branch Members) as well as other staff and students at local universities and local industry representatives. Please click here to register your physical participation.

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Distinguished Lecture Focus

Supported by the European Commission, mHealth4Afrika co-designed and validated a state-of-the-art modular, extensible and multilingual standards-based health information system to support strengthening primary healthcare delivery in resource-constrained environments in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and South Africa

This SSIT Distinguished Lecture (DL) by Prof. Paul M Cunningham (IST-Africa Institute, Ireland) will share insight gained from mHealth4Afrika related to co-designing appropriate technological solutions to address societal challenges in resource-constrained environments.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 20 Feb 2024
  • Time: 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+00:00) Edinburgh
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  • University of Manchester
  • Manchester, England
  • United Kingdom
  • Building: Oddfellows Hall
  • Room Number: G.007
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  • Co-sponsored by The University of Manchester
  • Starts 23 January 2024 12:10 AM
  • Ends 20 February 2024 12:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+00:00) Edinburgh
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Prof. Paul Cunningham Prof. Paul Cunningham of Chair, IEEE UK and Ireland Section


mHealth4Afrika – Issues Associated with Technology Adoption in Resource Constrained Environments


Prof. Paul M Cunningham has over two decades’ experience collaborating with key stakeholder groups to co-design and implement ethical, impactful Sustainable Development related policy, research and innovation and implementation activities including international policy and research conferences hosted by African and European governments. Paul is affiliated with IUM (Namibia) and Wrexham Glyndwr University (Wales).

Paul is Executive Director of the not-for-profit policy and research IST-Africa Institute, a strategic collaboration with 18 African ministries and national councils responsible for Innovation, Science and Technology related policy, research, implementation and adoption. IST-Africa is supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, a member of United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) and recognized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) as a WSIS 2018 Prizes Champion.

As President & CEO, IIMC, Paul leads teams providing technological, strategic and policy expertise to national and international government organizations and research programs. Paul’s international, inter-disciplinary research track record was recognized by Enterprise Ireland (Irish Champion of EU Research - 2015, 2017).

A Distinguished Lecturer with IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, Paul is Past Director, IEEE Division VI; former President and VP Conferences, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology; and former Chair, IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee. Paul is Chair, IEEE UK and Ireland Section and Region 8 Climate Change Committee as well as serving on the IEEE in 2050, TAB Finance (TAB FinCom), Society and Council Review (SCRC), MGA Geographic Unit Operations Support (GUOS), and TAB Diversity and Inclusion Committees.


Dr Princy Johnson of Chair, IEEE UK and Ireland Women in Engineering (WIE)


Toolkits for Building Leadership Capabilities


IEEE UK and Ireland Section Volunteer Opportunities, Prof Paul Cunningham, IEEE UK and Ireland Section Chair
Toolkits for building leadership capabilities, Dr Princy Johnson, Chair, IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) UK and Ireland
mHealth4Afrika - Issues associated with Technology Adoption in Resource Constrained Environments - Prof Paul M Cunnigham, IST-Africa Institute, Ireland