Dr. Atieno Adala is Research and Development Manager at the African Virtual University (AVU), an intergovernmental organization headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya that works with universities across Africa to help them expand access to higher education by leveraging ICT and open, distance and eLearning (ODeL). She leads the implementation of the AVU research agenda on ODeL and ICT in African higher education. Currently she is the lead investigator in one of the seven impact studies being conducted under the umbrella of Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D), a project that is investigating the impact of OER in Africa and Asia, and funded by International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada. Her most recent publication is the Current State of Advancement of Open Educational Resources in Kenya, UNESCO IITE (2016). Other roles include convening the AVU international conferences and establishing an online open access peer-reviewed journal. She has been the recipient of the Compton Foundation Peace Fellowship, American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship and the PEO International Fellowship. She received her PhD in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University Bloomington (IUB).