Derek Kahongo is an health data system expert with close to 10 years of experience as an IT, HMIS and M&E specialist in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His experience includes 7 years at Management Science for Health where he worked both in the IT team and the M&E team and finally as the HMIS specialist. He also has several years experience with John Snow Inc. for the MCHIP project where he was the data manager. With a passion for impact evaluation, data science and machine learning, he has been supporting the Result Based Financing work with key partners in the DRC for the last year. His experience makes him well suited to work at the intersection of health programming and data.

His motto is “The essential thing is not to know everything but to know where everything is”.