EMDIYA

The Ethics for Mental Health Digital Innovation for Young People in Africa (EMDIYA) Network is a group of expert Academics, Advisors and Consultants, Industry partners, Early Career Researchers, and Young People all focused on developing a robust framework for responsible and relevant digital mental health interventions for young people in African countries. The network is funded by a UKRI GCRF Digital Innovation for Development in Africa grant.

Co-Investigators

Professor Ilina Singh

Principal Investigator

Professor of Neuroscience and Society, University of Oxford

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Professor Eunice Kamaara

Professor of African Christian Ethics at Moi University, Kenya and International Affiliate of Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA

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Professor Moses Chimbari

Public Health Research Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

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Dr. Caesar Atuire

Philosopher and Bioethicist at University of Ghana, Legon; Visiting Fellow at University of Oxford

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Dr. Tungamirai Simbini

Informatics and Analytics at the University of Zimbabwe and Director of HITRAC

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Dr. Erisa Sabakaki Mwaka

Senior Lecturer and Chair of Biomedical Sciences Higher Degrees and Research Ethics Committee, Makerere, Uganda

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Dr. Fortunate Machingura

The Center for Sexual Health and HIV AIDS Research (CeSHHAR), Zimbabwe

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Industry Partners

Mr. Lenny Chavhunduka

Senior Software Engineering Consultant for IDeAS, Zambia and Group CEO at Digital Treasure International

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Dr. Nyasha Masuka

Specialist Community Physician and WHO Health Systems Consultant, Zimbabwe

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Independent Advisor

Professor Dixon Chibanda

AMARI Director, Friendship Bench, Zimbabwe 

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Consultant

Professor Melanie Abas

Psychiatric Epidemiologist and Professor of Global Mental Health, King’s College London

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Project Manager

Dr. Rosemary Musesengwa

Senior Researcher at NeuroGenE and WEH, University of Oxford

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Early Career Researchers (ECRs)

Ms. Delamazior Nyanyo

EMDIYA ECR - Ghana

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Mr. Nutifafa Dey

EMDIYA ECR - Ghana

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Dr. David Ndiretu

EMDIYA ECR - Kenya

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Dr. Sarah Wawa

EMDIYA ECR - Kenya

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Ms. Tracy Magoma

EMDIYA ECR - Kenya

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Ms. Kiran Manku

NeuroGenE Research Assistant, University of Oxford; EMDIYA ECR - Oxford

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Dr. Tafadzwa Mindu

EMDIYA ECR - South Africa

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Dr. Tinashe Mutero

EMDIYA ECR - South Africa

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Dr. Winnie Cele

EMDIYA ECR - South Africa

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Dr. Apollo Kivumbi

EMDIYA ECR - Uganda

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Mr. Bazzeketa Datsun

EMDIYA ECR - Uganda

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Mr. Phineas Chikumba

EMDIYA ECR - Zimbabwe

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Mr. Jaspar Maguma

EMDIYA ECR - Zimbabwe

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Ms. Leah Gaihai

EMDIYA ECR - Zimbabwe

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Ms. Tatenda Kujeke

EMDIYA ECR - Zimbabwe

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Ms. Rutendo Birri-Makot

EMDIYA ECR - Zimbabwe

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Ms. Rhulani Beji-Chauke

EMDIYA ECR - Zimbabwe

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Young People's Advisory Group

Mr. Bernard Adusei Akoto

EMDIYA YP - Ghana

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Mr. Samuel Hariliewiizi Gbolo

EMDIYA YP - Ghana

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Ms. Claire Were

EMDIYA YP - Kenya

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Mr. Damian Juma

EMDIYA YP - Kenya; Lancet Young Leader for Global Mental Health - Kenya

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Ms. Joy Mirembe

EMDIYA YP - Uganda

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Mr. Emoru Daniel Reagan

EMDIYA YP - Uganda

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Mr. Steven Tapi

EMDIYA YP - Zimbabwe

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Ms. Petronella Mhandu

EMDIYA YP - Zimbabwe

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Ms. Esthel Nechibvuri

EMDIYA YP - Zimbabwe

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Kudzai Diana Kanyere

EMDIYA YP - Zimbabwe

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