Alex Twinomugisha is a Senior Education Technology Specialist in the World Bank working on technology in education issues. Alex has spent over 20 years working on education and technology policy and program design, procurement and deployment at basic education (K-12), vocational and higher education levels. A core member of the World Bank's global edtech team, Alex’s interests and expertise focus on designing, developing and using technology to solve some of education’s most difficult challenges in developing countries.
Prior to the World Bank, Alex led Intel Corporation’s Education and Government Digital Transformation work in East Africa; was a Global ICT Specialist and later Deputy CEO of the Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GeSCI), advising Governments in Africa, Asia and Latin America on EdTech Policy, Strategy and Deployment, and was part of the initial team at the African Virtual University, where he led the Technology Department. He has also consulted for various organizations on a education and technology projects, including the World Bank and IDRC.
Alex was co-author of the VSAT Buyers Guide, was actively involved in solving university bandwidth challenges in Africa and in the early NREN activities in Africa, and played a lead role in developing the first and most comprehensive Total Cost of Ownership Toolkit for EdTech for developing regions, as well as a toolkit to assist ministries of education to make more informed decisions around the procurement of low cost devices for use in schools. Alex has been involved in projects on 'education clouds', adaptive learning, digital skills, as well as the use of artificial intelligence in education and the public sector, and on large-scale government digital transformation projects across Africa. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in education technology.