Dr. Dorothy Okello is a Senior Lecturer of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) - Makerere University. She also serves as Director of Innovation at Resilient Africa Network - Makerere University which seeks to strengthen resilience of African communities through innovation. She has over twenty years of experience in teaching, researching, conducting projects and contributing to policies in the ICT sector at national and international levels.
Dr. Okello holds a B.Sc. in Engineering (Electrical - First Class Hons.) from Makerere University, an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas, United States (Fulbright Scholar), and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Recipient). She is the president of the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE), and has served on the UIPE Council since 2010.
In addition, Dr. Okello has served as a Commissioner and an Interim Chairperson with Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), where she also served as Chairperson for the Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF) that is administered by UCC. She also founded Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) in 2000, with a mission to promote and support the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by women and women organisations in Uganda.