Dr. Attlee Munyaradzi Gamundani (Dr A.M.G) is a life long learner, a student of life, a friend, a colleague, a caring parent, a loving husband, a team player and a problem solver. With his solution oriented personality, he believes in lessons learnt rather than focusing on mistakes from the crucibles of life. Every moment in his life is an opportunity to unlearn, learn and relearn.
As a Senior Lecturer : Cyber Security in the Computer Science Department at Namibia University of Science and Technology his engagements involves Teaching (both undergraduate and postgraduate levels), Research (supervising Honours, Masters and PhD Students, research grants application, administering and being a principal investigator for research projects in his specialisation), Mentoring (junior staff members, colleagues and students), Administration and Community engagement (creating awareness, serving in boards, delivering keynote addresses, consultancy services and serving in various community relevant roles as requested).
Among his main community engagement activities is the annual Namibia National Cyber Security Competition (NNCSC), which he is part of the co-founding team members and has been running yearly since 2015 to date. Dr. Gamundani served as the NNCSC Chairperson in 2019 and is now serving on the same position in 2021. NNCSC is an initiative earmarked at raising cybersecurity awareness in an engaging and practical way. To date, he is serving as part of the Steering Committee for the Africa Region to International Cybersecurity Competition (AFRICC) which is an extension of the NNCSC grassroots.
As an ICTD Fellow (Postdoc Researcher) at United Nations University Institute in Macau. His work on AI Governance and Ethics falls under the Sustainable Decision-Making Tech research project. He is driven by the passion to implement participatory AI Ethics and Governance in the Health and Education sectors. He is part of the organising team for establishment of the AI Africa Expert Network in support of the UN Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation to enhance multi-stakeholder efforts on global AI cooperation.
Dr. Gamundani is also serving as the country (Namibia) representative for Responsible AI Network-Africa (RAIN-Africa). On November 2020, he was appointed as an Advisory Board Member and Operations- Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) committee for the Pan African Information Communication Technology Association (PAICTA).
Attlee’s long CV consists of a list of his wide research publications featured in International Journals and International Conference proceedings in the field of Information Security covering IoT Security, Cloud Computing Security, ICT4D and Data Security. Attlee has delivered keynote addresses on security issues at national and international forums as well as co-authored junior level ICT Teacher’s Textbooks (Grade 4, 5, 6 and 7) in Namibia. He has received several awards in teaching, presentation and research throughout his career
Personal Motto: Its better to light the candle than to curse the darkness