Dr. Aron Kondoro is an accomplished academic and ICT consultant based in Tanzania. He is a Lecturer in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM). He holds a PhD in Information and Communication Technology from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden, complementing it with a master’s degree in Information and Communication Systems Security. Additionally, he holds a Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) certificate from the University Computing Centre (UCC).

Dr. Kondoro brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in ICT, demonstrated through his numerous publications in areas such as ICT security, blockchain, mobile digital solutions, and educational technologies. His expertise extends beyond academia, as he actively engages in various ICT-related consultancies and projects. Notably, he serves as a consultant for EdTechHub, where he provides vital technical support for integrating technology into continuous professional development for primary educators in Tanzania.

His consultancy experience is extensive and diverse, serving both private and public entities, including the United Nations, Cambridge Education Tanzania Limited, and various Tanzanian ministries and authorities. Dr. Kondoro has led significant studies, such as evaluating Tanzania’s ICT readiness in the e-commerce sector, assessing the performance of the Government e-Payment Gateway (GePG) system, evaluating ICT systems at the Tanzania Revenue Authority, and conducting feasibility studies for the implementation of the National Human DNA Database in Tanzania.

In the realm of educational technology, Dr. Kondoro has been instrumental in projects like the Challenge Driven Education (CDE) programme (UDSM-KTH collaboration), data mining for learning management systems in secondary schools, and evaluating Tanzania’s School Information System (SIS). He has also developed and launched successful educational and financial mobile applications, including TCPD Mobile LMS, UDSM Mobile LMS, Halostudy, and SmartPay, achieving significant downloads on the Google Play Store.

You can find a list of my publications here.

Key research interests

  • ICT Security: Focused on enhancing cybersecurity measures to protect information and infrastructures from digital threats.
  • Blockchain Technologies: Exploring the applications and implications of blockchain in various sectors, emphasising its potential for secure and decentralised data management.
  • Mobile App Technologies: Developing user-oriented mobile applications to address real-world challenges, with a particular emphasis on accessibility and utility in various contexts.
  • Educational Technology: Investigating the integration of digital tools in educational environments to improve learning experiences through innovative platforms and methodologies.
  • AI-Powered Applications: Examining the use of artificial intelligence in creating intelligent systems for automated decision-making and insights across different sectors.


Dr. Aron Kondoro is an educator in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, where he lectures both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Undergraduate Courses

  • CS 234: Object-Oriented Programming in Java: An in-depth exploration of Java’s object-oriented programming principles, focusing on classes, objects, inheritance, polymorphism, and practical software development skills.
  • IS 369: IT Audit and Controls: A comprehensive course covering IT auditing standards, risk assessment, and control implementation to ensure information system integrity and compliance.

Postgraduate Courses

  • IS 620: Information Security and Risk Management: Advanced study of information security, emphasizing risk management, security policies, and strategies for securing information systems.
  • IS 618: Advanced Systems Security: A detailed examination of technical aspects of systems security, including cryptography, network security, and secure system design and analysis.

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Selected papers

Kondoro, A., et al. (2023). Blockchain-based Authentication Scheme for Collaborative Traffic Light Systems Using Fog Computing. Electronics, 12(2), 431. doi: 10.3390/electronics12020431

Kondoro, A., et al. (2021). Trends of Using Blockchain Technology in the Smart Grid. 2021 Global Congress on Electrical Engineering (GC-ElecEng).

Kondoro, A., et al. (2021). Low Latency Secure Communication Architecture for Microgrid Control. Energies 2021, 14, 6262. doi: 10.3390/en14196262

Kondoro, A., et al. (2018). A smart parking management system using IoT technology. Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of Open Innovations Association, Helsinki, Finland, 11–13.

Kondoro, A., et al. (2018). Communication and security technologies for smart grid. In Fog computing: Breakthroughs in research and practice (pp. 305–331). IGI Global.

Kondoro, A. (2018). Enhancing security in distributed internet-of-things based communication system for agent-driven smart micro-grid. 2018 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica, 880–884.

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Key Projects

Training & Consultancy

  • Blockchain Training: Conducted a one-week training on Blockchain for staff from the Gaming Board of Tanzania. (September 2022)
  • Teachers Continuous Professional Development: Assisted the Tanzania Institute of Education in implementing a custom learning management system. (October 2021 - Present)
  • Practical Blockchain Training: Conducted hands-on training for ICT staff from the Ministry of Finance and Planning. (Oct – Nov 2021)

Research & Analysis

  • Performance Assessment of ICT Systems for Tax Revenue Collection: Country-wide study to assess the existing ICT systems in TRA. (December 2020 – April 2021)
  • Education Program for Results: User research to improve the School Information System across primary and secondary schools in Tanzania. (February - March 2021)

Software Development

  • Halostudy: Custom e-Learning System for Secondary Schools. (June 2017)
  • UDSM Mobile Moodle: Custom Android-based Moodle application for UDSM. (January 2016)