Musakali Juma

Currently pursuing a Ph.D in Media Studies, Musakali Joseph Juma holds an M.Phil in Communication Studies, a B.Sc in Information Sciences and a Diploma in Graphic Design and Communication Studies.

He is a lecturer in the Department of Publishing and Media Studies, School of Information Sciences, Moi University. His areas of teaching and research interests include Publishing, Media, Communication, Graphic Communication, Multimedia and Hypermedia.

Apart from being involved in academic duties at the university, he actively contributes in scientific communication by researching on a wide range of areas which have resulted in ten publications in refereed journals and nineteen paper presentations in several conferences and symposia. Organising and conducting weekly colloquium sessions with graduate students has been a way of receiving and imparting scientific communication to both faculty and students. As an advocate of Open Access, he has been charged with the responsibility of assisting the university in setting up Institutional and Open Access Repositories as a way of encouraging information sharing. This has been very popular with academics who readily communicate their research findings as well as accessing sources which have hitherto been restrictive.

He is also an accomplished Trainer of Trainers, having successfully handled Web 2.0 for Development workshops among others, with the latest from 2-6 February, 2015 in Puntland State University, Garowe, Puntland, Somalia. Others are 24-28 November, 2014 at Gollis University, Hargeisa, Somaliland, Somalia, 22-29 September, 2014, Simad University, Mogadishu, Somalia, 10-14 June, 2013, AIRC, Nairobi, Kenya, 8-12 April, 2013, CEMASTEA, Nairobi, Kenya and 24-28 September, Moi University Eldoret, Kenya. He has also facilitated in other training opportunities.

To enrich skills in scientific communication, he attended a capacity building training offered by Knowledge Associates Cambridge Ltd of the United Kingdom in accordance with Knowledge Associates Knowledge Management Accreditation Programme in August 2012 and became an accredited Knowledge Management consultant.