Dr. Annabella Habinka Basaza – Ejiri is a distinguished researcher and Lecturer in Information Systems and Technology. Chairperson to the National Innovations Initiative Selection Program (NIISP) at the Ministry of Information Communication Technology and National Guidance (MoICT). A board Member of the National Information and Technology Authority (NITA). She is the deputy chairperson on the National Research and Innovations Program (NRIP) at the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovations (MoSTI). She holds a PhD (University of Groningen), in the Netherlands, a MPhil (ST&I) Stellenbosch University – SA, MSc. IS (Makerere University) and a BSC. Computer Science (MUST). Her research areas include ICT for development, E-governance, Science Technology and Innovations (STI) expertise, research uptake, evidence based policy and Quality Assurance in both public and private sector.