Engineer Abibu Rashid NTAHIGIYE is the first Manager of Tanzania Network Information Centre (tzNIC) – the Internet registry for .tz domain names. He is an Electrical Engineer from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. After graduation he joined the University of Dar es Salaam and worked as Research Assistant for three years. Thereafter, he joined SITA – a worldwide Airline’s data telecommunication company where he worked for about 12 years. While at SITA he worked in various capacities from Customer service support specialist, Technical customer suport specialist to the Country Manager. In 2006 he obtained the MSc in IT & Management (Distinction) from the Institute of Finance and Management (Dar es Salaam).
Eng. Ntahigiye joined tzNIC in March 2008. As the tzNIC Manager he has played a leading role in setting up the .tz registry and its operationalization in 2009, non-contested re-delegation of .tz ccTLD in April 2010 and recently (Feb 2013) the dnssec deployment.
Eng. Ntahigiye is the non-voting member and Secretary to tzNIC Policy Advisory Committee (Board), Director and Treasurer of the African Top Level Domain Organization (AfTLD), Board Member of the Technology Development and Transfer Centre (TDTC) of the University of Dar es Salaam, Member of the National Committee for the UNESCO Information for all Programme (IFAP) and External Examiner (Practical Training) for the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (ECSE) of the University of Dar es Salaam. Eng. Ntahigiye is registered with Engineers Registration Board (ERB-TZ) as a Professional Telecoms Engineer and is also a Member to the Institution of Engineers in Tanzania.
Eng. Ntahigiye is currently facilitating the establishment of ISOC-TZ chapter and capacity building initiatives by localizing the AfNOG in Tanzania.