Mamello Thinyane

Principal Research Fellow, Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS), United Nations University

Mamello Thinyane (PhD, 2009, Rhodes University) is passionate about technology innovation and about seeing individuals and communities empowered to lead "their happy" lives. He works within the Small Data Lab at UNU-CS investigating the role of locally-relevant, citizen-generated data to empower individuals and community-level actors towards the Sustainable Development Goals targets, as well as the role of this data within the larger social indicators data ecosystem.

Mamello is the Chairman of the board of the African Footprints of Hope Organization, an NGO that facilitates strategic multistakeholder engagements towards socio-economic development of communities in Southern Africa. He is also a Visiting Researcher at the Australian Centre of Cyber-Security at the University of New South Wales in Canberra.

Experience

  • –present
    Principal Research Fellow, United Nations University institute on Computing and Society, United Nations University

Education

  • 2008 
    Rhodes University, PhD in Computer Science

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Role:
    Principal Research Fellow, United Nations University institute on Computing and Society
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation