Dr. Esther Gacicio was appointed as TVETA Board member on 26th June 2020.She is an Edtech Consultant & Co-Founder of eLearning Solutions (eLS), a company leveraging on digital technology to design, deliver and deploy learning and training solutions, across the spectrum; to the youth, institutions and corporates.
Esther is a former and a long serving employee of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) where she rose through the ranks to Senior Assistant Director specializing in education technology. She is an accomplished eLearning Specialist, Instructional and Curriculum Designer, Trainer/Facilitator with experience spanning over 25 years with passion for digital literacy systems and their impact in education and capacity building. Esther was involved in the development of the Competency Based curriculum (CBC) and also served as a member of secretariat for the taskforce on enhancing access, relevance, transition, equity and quality for effective curriculum reforms and implementation of CBC. Esther holds several accolades among them Global Award for Excellence in eLearning at the World Education Congress Global and Awards 2015 as well as the 2011 Technology in Government in Africa (TIGA) Award by United Nations Economic Commission of Africa (ECA). She was a finalist at the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2017/2018; a program ran by Royal Academy of Engineering United Kingdom.
She is also a Metis Fellow having successfully completed the Metis Fellowship Programme in 2018. She led the KICD team in scooping an award for excellence in Service Delivery during the Kenya Public Service Day 2017 for the Kenya Education Cloud and again recognized for her excellence in public service innovation 2011 edition in “Development of Policy, Strategy and Leadership”. She also holds a doctorate degree in ICT in Education from University of Nairobi, Master’s from the same university, Bachelors Degree in Education from Moi University and a Graduate Diploma in Leadership Development in ICT and Knowledge Society from the Dublin City University, Ireland. She is a trained and certified in New Learning Technologies by tele-akademia and in eLearning Technology by University of Colombo School of Computing, Colombo, Sri Lanka. She has also undergone the Strategic Leadership Development Program(SLDP) by Kenya School of Government in 2011.