Hellen Inyega is Associate Professor and Consultant in Language, Literacy, Numeracy, Early Childhood and Special Education in the Department of Education Communication and Technology, University of Nairobi. She holds a PhD in Reading Education from the University of Georgia, USA. Hellen actively and consistently evaluates and provides technical support to education projects across Africa. She advises on project design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and writing of technical and narrative reports using qualitative and quantitative research approaches. She guides implementing organizations on relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and impact measures of their projects and on communications advocacy strategies for sensitization and awareness creation. She designs and develops instructional materials (print and e-content) and assessments. Hellen remains a dedicated teacher educator, coach and mentor and prefers being on the education work-floor with teachers conducting action research aimed at catalyzing synergies to solve the often challenging, but not insurmountable, content and pedagogical challenges. Her most recent role has been the literacy technical advisor on the Tusome case study research being undertaken in Kenya. She is also undertaking an evaluation study on innovations in monitoring teacher and learner attendance in which an ICT-based programme – school link – was used to pilot the school attendance policy in primary and secondary schools in Namibia.