Call for Papers for the 8th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2018 at Multimedia University of Kenya

Call for Papers for the 8th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2018 at Multimedia University of Kenya

 

General conference theme: Development from below and from above in Africa

 

Conference Venue: Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Sponsors: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA), Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED) and Multimedia University of Kenya

 

Africa has been willing and unwilling recipient of many models of development, some of which have been top down while others have been bottom up. Many of these models have been developed outside Africa while others have been generated largely from within the continent. Fifty years after independence, there are many countries in Africa which are still struggling to find which models are suitable to their development needs. They are still looking for way forward in terms of which development models work better. There is an emergence of development models that are hybrids of bottom up and top down in which there is a middle ground. in Kenya for example, the creation of the devolved units at County level is seen as a middle ground, the same to states in Nigeria and some regions in South Africa. The tensions between devolved units and national or federal governments in Africa suggest that hybrids have their own challenges as well. Julius Nyerere’s Ujamaa and Jomo Kenyatta’s Harambee have often been seen as development models from above while others see them as having grassroots origins. What are some of the top down or bottom up development models that have worked successfully in Africa? To what extent are these development models internal or external? How can we determine success of a development model? What are the parameters and characteristics that one needs to look for, to determine success or failure of a development model? What is the way forward? These are some of the questions that the conference organizers hope will be answered by participants.

 

Organized and hosted by African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA) and the Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), this 8th International Interdisciplinary Conference will be held on June 27 to 30, 2018 at Nairobi, Kenya. The conference will bring together scholars from all over the world to make presentations on matters that touch on Africa. Submission of abstracts: Send abstracts of between 250 and 500 words, including full contact details (title, name, address, email-address, and telephone) as well as institutional affiliation by March 30, 2018 to Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi at mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or neddylinnet@gmail.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com or Amutabi@gmail.com  or centredrd@gmail.com

 

The deadline for submission of full papers or PowerPoint presentation is May 30, 2018. Most papers presented at the conference will be selected and published in edited volumes and journals affiliated to African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA) and the Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED). The official language of the conference is English. The conference will consist of ten colloquia organized along themes.

 

Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts – March 30, 2018

Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentation or full papers May 30, 2018

Conference dates – June 27-30, 2018

Colloquium 1: Development Approaches and Dynamics in the world

Sub Themes:

  1. Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA), Project Planning, Project Cycle, ‘Green’ development
  2. Grassroots and Community Based Development Approaches
  3. Development from below – Ujamaa, Harambee, etc
  4. Sector-based Development: Mining, Energy, Water, Pastoralism, Agriculture, Fishing, bee-keeping, Roads, Railways, Air transport, Health, taxi transport (Matatu, Daladala, etc), etc
  5. Urban and Rural Development
  6. Women, Youth and Minority Development
  7. The UN, INGOs, NGOs and Community Based Organizations in Development
  8. Foreign Aid and Western Development models
  9. Eastern Development Activities in Africa- China, India, etc
  10. Poverty Eradication, Poverty Alleviation, Poverty Reduction, Poverty Curse, etc
  11. Millennium Development Goals and Social Development Goals
  12. Social Protection and Corporate Social Responsibility
  13. Religious Organizations and Development
  14. Political Parties, Interest Groups and Development
  15. Philanthropy and Foreign Aid
  16. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 2: Environment, Business and Management of Resources

Sub-Themes:

  1. Environment, Climate Change and E-waste Management
  2. Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASALs)/Rangelands and Development
  3. International Trade, Commerce, e-Commerce and e-Baking
  4. Factories, Industries and Manufacturing
  5. Outsourcing and Africa’s ‘Silicon Valleys’ and ‘Industrial Parks’
  6. European Union, Global Finance and Development
  7. Devolution, Decentralization and Resource Mobilization
  8. Economic Planning and Management of Strategic Natural Resources
  9. Business Management, Human Resource and Entrepreneurship
  10. The Cooperative Movement, Women Groups and Savings Societies
  11. Media, Transport and Communication
  12. Regional Blocs, Integration and Regional Trade
  13. International Trade and Global Business Management
  14. Tourism, Eco-Tourism, Health-Tourism and Development
  15. Transparency and Accountability, Corruption and Ethics in Development
  16. Cable TV, English Premier League, American NBA, Cricket, Rugby and Other Sports
  17. Gambling, Betting and Pyramid schemes in Development
  18. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

 

Colloquium 3: Education and Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Education
  2. Open and Distance Learning (ODL), online learning, e-learning and e-resources
  3. Curriculum Reforms and New Pedagogies in Higher Education
  4. Higher Education, Linkages, Research, Partnerships and Publishing
  5. Industry, Linkages, Exchange Programmes and Collaborations
  6. Special Education
  7. ICT, teleconferencing, webinars, networking and e-Learning
  8. Women, Minorities and Gender mainstreaming in Education
  9. Lifelong Learning, Adult Education and Cooperative Education
  10. Science, Industry, Technology and Education
  11. Private Education and Venture Capital
  12. Technical and Vocational Education
  13. Africa Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)
  14. Research Production, Graduate Training and Repositories and anti-Plagiarism
  15. University Ranking and Funding in Higher Education
  16. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 4: Courts, Constitutions and Human Rights

Sub-Themes:

  1. International Court System, Independence of Courts in Africa
  2. Human Rights
  3. Indigenous, Local, National and Global Legal Systems
  4. Conflict Transformation and Peace Building Issues
  5. Dictatorships, Democracies and Constitutional reforms
  6. The role of women and minorities in legal issues
  7. Court reporting and Courts in Social Media
  8. Alternative Justice Systems in Africa – Councils of Elders
  9. Environmental Law and Conservation
  10. Role of Regional Blocs and UN in Arbitration in Conflicts
  11. Women, Youth and Courts
  12. Civic and Citizen Education
  13. Land, Special Courts and Small Claims Courts
  14. Human Trafficking and Global Recruitment Firms
  15. IDPs, Refugees, Illegal and Forced Migration
  16. Protocols, Agreements, Treaties and Accords
  17. Truth Commissions and Restoration of Justice
  18. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 5: Engineering, Science and Technology

Sub-Themes:

  1. Highways, Roads, Bridges and Applied Technology
  2. Technical Training, Science, Technology and Development
  3. Agriculture, livestock and fisheries
  4. Engineering and Natural Resource Management
  5. Patents, Trademarks, Technology and Innovation
  6. Manufacturing, Industry and University Collaboration
  7. Research and Development (R&D)
  8. Industrial Parks and Innovation Villages
  9. Innovation, Science, Technology and Environment
  10. ICT, Science and Technology
  11. Science, Technology and Gender
  12. Science, Children and Youth
  13. Health Tourism, Medicine, HIV and AIDS
  14. Transport (Roads, railways, ports nd harbours) and Development
  15. Informal (Jua kali) sector and non formal sector
  16. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 6: The Third Sector, Religious Organizations and non State Agencies in Development

Sub-Themes:

  1. The Third Sector and Development
  2. Islam and Christianity and Development
  3. Radical Religious Groups
  4. Media and the Church
  5. Ethics and Development
  6. Faith-Based NGOs
  7. Philanthropy and Development
  8. Religious Institutions and Development
  9. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  10. NGOs and Grassroots Development
  11. Income generating groups
  12. State corporations
  13. TV and Global Mega Evangelists
  14. Religion and Environment
  15. Religion, Gender and Women
  16. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 7: Security, Peace and Conflict

Sub-Themes:

  1. Global Security Architecture and Africa
  2. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  3. Conflict, Rebel activities, War and Violence
  4. The UN, African Union, Gender and Human Rights
  5. Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region
  6. Conflict Management
  7. War and Refugees
  8. Ethical Issues in Development
  9. Democracy, Leadership and Governance
  10. Dictatorship, term limits and Corruption
  11. Regional Bodies and peace
  12. Displacement, Refugees and International Affairs
  13. Failed and near-failed states in Africa
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 8: Library, Information and Communication Technology

Sub-Themes:

  1. a) Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  2. b) The nature and state of ICT in the world and Africa
  3. c) Mobile Libraries, Dissemination and publishing
  4. d) Library Resources and Development
  5. e) E-Library/Virtual library
  6. f) E- books/E-Journals
  7. g) Internet Research and online publishing
  8. h) Communication and Journalism
  9. i) Language, FM Radio and TV stations and Development
  10. Gender and ICT in Africa
  11. ICT and environment in Africa
  12. Business innovations in ICT – m-pesa, m-kopa, m-shwari, etc
  13. Oral literature and oral narratives and texts
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 9: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research on Diverse Fields

Sub-Themes:

  1. Challenges of invention of states and ethnic groups in Africa
  2. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Development in Africa
  3. Gender, Women and Development in Africa
  4. Corporate Social Responsibility
  5. Aid and Sectoral Development
  6. New Paradigms of Development
  7. Minority Groups and Tensions
  8. Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  9. Public Policy and Ecology
  10. Entrepreneurship and Development
  11. Minorities and Development
  12. Integrated Rural Urban Development
  13. Funding Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  14. Social, Economic and Political Research
  15. Research Regimes
  16. Opinion polls, surveys and mapping in Africa
  17. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 10: Roundtables, independent panels and association meetings

Sub-Themes:

  1. Open for any panels or roundtables or association meetings
  2. Any relevant topic

 

Registration Fees:

  1. Staff from East African Universities and Organizations US$ 60 (KES 6,000)
  2. Rest of Africa US$ 150
  3. Rest of the World – Europe, North America, Asia, etc US$ 200
  4. Exhibition and advertising stand – US$ 200

 

Registration fee payments to: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

ALL GENERAL ENQUIRIES TO BE ADDRESSED TO:

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, Convenor and Chair

African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

P.O. Box 13447-00400,

Nairobi, Kenya

E-mail: africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or neddylinnet@gmail.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com or Amutabi@gmail.com

 

 

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Lack of grievance-solving channels responsible for strikes in Kenyan Universities

Lack of grievance-solving channels responsible for strikes in Kenyan Universities

 

By Maurice N. Amutabi

 

We are in that season again when many universities in Kenya are being closed due to student and staff unrest. The causes of the strikes are many and looking at some of them, strikes would have been avoided if there was grievance-articulation platform for students and lecturers. Students grievances and complaints are universal and if not addressed can lead to constant strikes.

 

I studied and worked in two Kenyan universities and witnessed over ten strikes by students and staff. I also studied and worked in two American Universities and witnessed no strike for the same number of years of studying and working there. What ails our Kenyan Institutions that makes them so different from elsewhere?

 

The problem is that we have not developed a democratic culture as a country and are always adversarial like in autocratic systems. There is lack of trust and respect among stakeholders and lack of listening to each other. People go to meetings with fixed minds and not ready to change their positions. There is no dialogue and this frustrates students and staff members.

 

The other problem is that many university managements in Kenya have not modernised in their thinking in this new digital age. Some do not have facebook, whatsup and tweeter accounts and cannot receive grievances from students formally or informally. University Management are so insulated that they rarely meet students and staff.

 

University Managers in Kenya suffer from “big person syndrome” and regard apologising to students or staff as a weakness and rarely want to address them. Some Vice Chancellors have armed body guards. Students have also been made to think that no one likes them and go to meetings with fixed minds with violence written all over their faces.

 

Vice Chancellors are barricaded in their offices with security and many gatekeepers. Seeing a Vice Chancellor is almost impossible. There are multiple screens as one has to pass through security, secretary, personal assistant, Deans, Registrars and Deputy Vice Chancellors. Ideas posted in suggestion boxes are ignored or never addressed.

 

Many Universities in Kenya do not have counselling services and psychological frustrations of students build up to dangerous levels. Poor students do not receive financial aid and bursaries but rich students are given because of corruption. Such students work hard to spoil for everyone because they have not received examination cards or are not able to eat on campus for lack of money.

 

Some universities have removed special and supplementary exams. Therefore students get nervous during exams because they are told if they fail they will do the exam when it will be next offered. This is unfair and yet there is nothing hard in setting special or supplementary exams for such students. The stakes become so high and such students when not prepared well need very small triggers to go on strike.

 

Lecturers are treated so badly that they don’t care what happens to the University. Part time lecturers play an important role in teaching but are treated so badly without offices, identity cards and denied access to staff tea and meals. Some are not give appointment letters. Some are not paid for even a whole year and yet are supposed to be custodians of peace and tranquillity. They can easily incite students against Management.

 

I attended the University of Nairobi in Kenya for about 9 years, from 1986 to 1994 for my bachelor’s degree (1986-1989) and master’s degree (1989-1994). My bachelors’ degree took 4 year instead of 3 years due to strikes. My master’s degree took 6 years instead of 2 years because external examiner took 2 years to bring back his report on my thesis. The University was closed many times during my undergraduate days. I never knew and understood the student grievance channels as an undergraduate or postgraduate. Looking back, some of the strikes would have been averted because the grievances were so mundane and commonsensical that we needed not be sent home.

 

Students request for a tunnel below Uhuru Highway in Nairobi to prevent comrades from being killed, or observing the anniversary for the death of J. M Kariuki in March every year, or demand for more chapattis and meat balls needed not degenerate into strikes. At one time the University was closed for students demanding dialogue with Management. Students’ assembly (kamukunji) almost always ended in closure because anti riot police and GSU were always called in to end the meetings.

 

I taught at Moi University as a lecturer for ten years within which we had as many strikes as there were semesters. Lecturers and students had grievances with Management and those who spoke at such meetings were often victimised. I recall when during UASU meeting with Management we all received sacking letters the following day for being “disrespectful to Management” and were told to reapply and majority were given back our jobs.  I never entered the office of the Vice Chancellor for the 10 years I taught there.

 

In contrast, I attended the University of Illinois in the United States and worked at Central Washington University as a professor and noticed remarkable differences in how students and staff grievances were handled. At the University of Illinois, there were students meetings at Departmental, Faculty and College level. The University had 50,000 students but the University President (VC) found time to meet students from each college once a semester.

 

Students met regularly on the first Friday of every month at Departmental level, and the second Friday at faculty level. Things appeared to flow well and students’ leaders were highly respected and participated in appointment of staff and President and Vice Presidents during interviews and their scores counted.

 

As staff member at Central Washington University, I was impressed by the manner in which staff matters were handled at Departmental, faculty and college level. There were regular meetings on staff and students grievances. Each department had a coffee room where we served free coffee, and space to eat packed lunch. These are important spaces for ventilating. The University President (Vice Chancellor) entered my office not less than ten times on her impromptu visits around campus asking if I had any problems. She invited me for coffee in her office three times. The University had staff retreats just before the beginning and end of semester at which there was a lot of bonding and ventilating. Suggestion boxes were opened every Monday and issues raised by students and staff addressed. During any recruitment for academic staff there was a session with undergraduate and postgraduate students and their input counted.

 

To conclude, Management in Kenyan universities need to realise that times have changed and they cannot afford to ignore stakeholders and sit in their ivory towers in isolation. They are CEOs and must be accountable to stakeholders, in vertical and horizontal way. Holding meetings with staff and students should not be seen as a weakness. They must address issues that touch students urgently such as the death of a student in unclear circumstances. Kenyan universities must create incentives for staff to make them feel wanted and needed.  Staff must be treated with dignity and respect otherwise they will give minimum service.

 

On the other hand, Kenyan University students need to learn from their counter parts in the West and elsewhere and embrace democracy. They should give management time to address their issues. They have to understand that grievances are not addressed through violence and burning down of university property. Destroying property does not solve anything but just adds to the economic burden to stakeholders. They should embrace dialogue. The best solutions are those arrived at through consensus and this is important.

 

Prof. Amutabi is Professor of History, Fulbright Scholar and Vice Chancellor of Lukenya University, Kenya Amutabi@gmail.com

 

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Lack of grievance-solving channels responsible for strikes in Kenyan Universities

Lack of grievance-solving channels responsible for strikes in Kenyan Universities

 

By Maurice N. Amutabi

 

We are in that season again when many universities in Kenya are being closed due to student and staff unrest. The causes of the strikes are many and looking at some of them, strikes would have been avoided if there was grievance-articulation platform for students and lecturers. Students grievances and complaints are universal and if not addressed can lead to constant strikes.

 

I studied and worked in two Kenyan universities and witnessed over ten strikes by students and staff. I also studied and worked in two American Universities and witnessed no strike for the same number of years of studying and working there. What ails our Kenyan Institutions that makes them so different from elsewhere?

 

The problem is that we have not developed a democratic culture as a country and are always adversarial like in autocratic systems. There is lack of trust and respect among stakeholders and lack of listening to each other. People go to meetings with fixed minds and not ready to change their positions. There is no dialogue and this frustrates students and staff members.

 

The other problem is that many university managements in Kenya have not modernised in their thinking in this new digital age. Some do not have facebook, whatsup and tweeter accounts and cannot receive grievances from students formally or informally. University Management are so insulated that they rarely meet students and staff.

 

University Managers in Kenya suffer from “big person syndrome” and regard apologising to students or staff as a weakness and rarely want to address them. Some Vice Chancellors have armed body guards. Students have also been made to think that no one likes them and go to meetings with fixed minds with violence written all over their faces.

 

Vice Chancellors are barricaded in their offices with security and many gatekeepers. Seeing a Vice Chancellor is almost impossible. There are multiple screens as one has to pass through security, secretary, personal assistant, Deans, Registrars and Deputy Vice Chancellors. Ideas posted in suggestion boxes are ignored or never addressed.

 

Many Universities in Kenya do not have counselling services and psychological frustrations of students build up to dangerous levels. Poor students do not receive financial aid and bursaries but rich students are given because of corruption. Such students work hard to spoil for everyone because they have not received examination cards or are not able to eat on campus for lack of money.

 

Some universities have removed special and supplementary exams. Therefore students get nervous during exams because they are told if they fail they will do the exam when it will be next offered. This is unfair and yet there is nothing hard in setting special or supplementary exams for such students. The stakes become so high and such students when not prepared well need very small triggers to go on strike.

 

Lecturers are treated so badly that they don’t care what happens to the University. Part time lecturers play an important role in teaching but are treated so badly without offices, identity cards and denied access to staff tea and meals. Some are not give appointment letters. Some are not paid for even a whole year and yet are supposed to be custodians of peace and tranquillity. They can easily incite students against Management.

 

I attended the University of Nairobi in Kenya for about 9 years, from 1986 to 1994 for my bachelor’s degree (1986-1989) and master’s degree (1989-1994). My bachelors’ degree took 4 year instead of 3 years due to strikes. My master’s degree took 6 years instead of 2 years because external examiner took 2 years to bring back his report on my thesis. The University was closed many times during my undergraduate days. I never knew and understood the student grievance channels as an undergraduate or postgraduate. Looking back, some of the strikes would have been averted because the grievances were so mundane and commonsensical that we needed not be sent home.

 

Students request for a tunnel below Uhuru Highway in Nairobi to prevent comrades from being killed, or observing the anniversary for the death of J. M Kariuki in March every year, or demand for more chapattis and meat balls needed not degenerate into strikes. At one time the University was closed for students demanding dialogue with Management. Students’ assembly (kamukunji) almost always ended in closure because anti riot police and GSU were always called in to end the meetings.

 

I taught at Moi University as a lecturer for ten years within which we had as many strikes as there were semesters. Lecturers and students had grievances with Management and those who spoke at such meetings were often victimised. I recall when during UASU meeting with Management we all received sacking letters the following day for being “disrespectful to Management” and were told to reapply and majority were given back our jobs.  I never entered the office of the Vice Chancellor for the 10 years I taught there.

 

In contrast, I attended the University of Illinois in the United States and worked at Central Washington University as a professor and noticed remarkable differences in how students and staff grievances were handled. At the University of Illinois, there were students meetings at Departmental, Faculty and College level. The University had 50,000 students but the University President (VC) found time to meet students from each college once a semester.

 

Students met regularly on the first Friday of every month at Departmental level, and the second Friday at faculty level. Things appeared to flow well and students’ leaders were highly respected and participated in appointment of staff and President and Vice Presidents during interviews and their scores counted.

 

As staff member at Central Washington University, I was impressed by the manner in which staff matters were handled at Departmental, faculty and college level. There were regular meetings on staff and students grievances. Each department had a coffee room where we served free coffee, and space to eat packed lunch. These are important spaces for ventilating. The University President (Vice Chancellor) entered my office not less than ten times on her impromptu visits around campus asking if I had any problems. She invited me for coffee in her office three times. The University had staff retreats just before the beginning and end of semester at which there was a lot of bonding and ventilating. Suggestion boxes were opened every Monday and issues raised by students and staff addressed. During any recruitment for academic staff there was a session with undergraduate and postgraduate students and their input counted.

 

To conclude, Management in Kenyan universities need to realise that times have changed and they cannot afford to ignore stakeholders and sit in their ivory towers in isolation. They are CEOs and must be accountable to stakeholders, in vertical and horizontal way. Holding meetings with staff and students should not be seen as a weakness. They must address issues that touch students urgently such as the death of a student in unclear circumstances. Kenyan universities must create incentives for staff to make them feel wanted and needed.  Staff must be treated with dignity and respect otherwise they will give minimum service.

 

On the other hand, Kenyan University students need to learn from their counter parts in the West and elsewhere and embrace democracy. They should give management time to address their issues. They have to understand that grievances are not addressed through violence and burning down of university property. Destroying property does not solve anything but just adds to the economic burden to stakeholders. They should embrace dialogue. The best solutions are those arrived at through consensus and this is important.

 

Prof. Amutabi is Professor of History, Fulbright Scholar and Vice Chancellor of Lukenya University, Kenya Amutabi@gmail.com

 

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CURRICULUM VITAE FOR PROF. MAURICE N. AMUTABI, PhD November 2017

CURRICULUM VITAE

PROF. MAURICE N. AMUTABI, PhD

 

  1. CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Address:         Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, PhD

Vice Chancellor,

Lukenya University,

P.O. Box 619-00204,

Athi River, Kenya

Cell phone (Mobile) +254-(0)700-744545

 

Or

 

  1. O BOX 5342,

Eldoret, Kenya

Tel. +254-700 -744545

 

 

 

E-mails:                      E-mail: Amutabi@yahoo.com or amutabi@gmail.com

 

  1. EDUCATION
  • Ph.D. (History/African Studies), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Title of Dissertation: “Beyond Relief and Rehabilitation: The Role of NGOs in Kenya’s Development, 1924-2000.” Dissertation Committee Director: Prof. Donald Crummey

  • M. A. (History), 1994 – University of Nairobi, Kenya

Title of Thesis: “A History of African Interior Church in Kenya, 1946-1990.”

  • B. A. (History and Political Science), Second Class Honours, Upper Division, 1989 – University of Nairobi, Kenya

III. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Vice Chancellor, and Professor of History, Lukenya University, Kenya, December 16 2016 to present
  • Executive Director, Center for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya, April, 2016 to December 15, 2016
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Students Affairs), and Professor of History, Kisii University, July 24, 2013 to March 31 2016
  • Professor of History, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, May 2, 2013
  • Director, Research and Postgraduate Training, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, June 12, 2010 – to July 24, 2013
  • Associate Professor, Social Sciences at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, 1 May 2010 – to May 1, 2013
  • Director, African Studies Program, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Department of History, September 2006 to June 2010
  • Assistant Professor of History, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Department of History, 2005-10
  • Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of History, 2005
  • Instructor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of History, 2004
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of History, 2001-2003
  • Lecturer, Moi University, Kenya, Department of Development Studies and Department of History, 1992-2000
  • Teaching and Graduate Assistant, University of Nairobi, Kenya, Department of History, 1989-1991
  • Assistant Secretary, Office of the President, Kenya, 1991-2
  1. TEACHING EXPERIENCE
  2. Teaching Interests and Specialties

Leadership and Governance, Peace and Conflict; Diplomacy and International Relations; Comparative Politics; Politics of Development; History of Africa and the Black Diaspora; African Politics; Gender, Women and Development; Children and Youth; Social Protection and Corporate Social Responsibility, etc

 

  1. Current Status

Vice Chancellor, Lukenya University, and President, African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

 

  1. Number of Committees on which I have served

– Chair, Lukenya University Management Board

– Secretary to Council, Lukenya University

-Member, Kisii University Management Board

-Chair, Kisii University Deans Committee

-Chair, Kisii University Research Committee

-Chair, Kisii University Library Committee

-Member, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa Management Board

– Secretary, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Research Committee, 2010-2013

-Supervised many undergraduate honours projects

-Member of many Masters and PhD Degree supervision and examination committees at many universities

-Member of several PhD degree supervision and examination committees

 

  1. Courses Taught

 

  • Regime Types and Conflict
  • Peace Paths in Modern Times
  • Africa’s Political Economy
  • Conflict Management and Transformation
  • African Security Architecture
  • Introduction to Peace Studies
  • Post Conflict Reconstruction and Rehabilitation
  • Dialogue, Negotiation and Mediation
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Early Warning and Preventative Diplomacy
  • Conflict Analysis and Prevention
  • Governance, Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Peace, Politics and Security
  • Human Rights and Rule of Law
  • Peace Building and Peace Making
  • Gender Based Violence
  • Protection of Civilians
  • Child Protection
  • Development Concepts and their Application in Africa
  • Major Themes in African Political Thought
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • International Relations
  • Diplomacy
  • Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration
  • Conflict and Refugees in Africa
  • Dependency and Underdevelopment in Developing Countries
  • Women and Development in Africa
  • Policy Analysis
  • Theory and Methods of Political Inquiry
  • Gender and Development
  • Muslim Middle East
  • History of Africa
  • History of Colonial Africa
  • World History Since 1815 to the Present
  • Africa: Crisis and Nation-Building
  • Comparative Colonial History: The British and French Colonial Policies
  • Modern Political Theory
  • Western Civilization, 1600 to the Present
  • Comparative Environmental History
  • History of East and Southern Africa
  • Nationalism in the Horn of Africa
  • Governance and Management of Development in Africa
  • State, Society and Development in Africa
  • The Modern Middle East Since 1914 to the Present
  • Introduction to the History of Kenya
  • Introduction to African History
  • History of Kenya
  • History of East Africa
  • History of South Africa
  • History of Central Africa
  • History of Europe From 1789
  • Colonialism and the British Empire
  • History of the Middle East
  • History of the US Before 1865
  • History of the US Since 1865
  • Social Change and Development in Africa
  • History of Africa and the Black Diaspora
  • Africa and the Atlantic World
  • Research Methods
  • History of Political Thought
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Nationalism in East Africa
  • British and French Colonial Policies
  • Black Performative Culture (with Bobby Cummings and Paulus Pimomo)
  • History of Arab-Israel Relations


 

On-line courses taught

  • The Modern Middle East Since 1914
  • History of Colonial Africa
  • World History Since 1815 to the Present
  • African Politics
  • Comparative Politics

 

 

Training – 2011-2017

  • F Facilitator, on senior management course, International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), March 2017
  • Facilitator, workshop on National Curriculum Review, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Nairobi, May 6, 2015
  • Facilitator, Course on Strategic Negotiations, February 4-15, 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  as an instructor in a Program on Strategic Negotiations, which was attended coordinated by the African Centre for Peace and Security Training (ACPST) under the auspices of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).
  • Facilitator, Conflict Analysis-Eastern Africa Perspective, IPSTC Senior Mission Leader Course (RSML) Course Programme, 2012 and 2013.
  • Facilitator, Governance, Development, Peace and Security Architecture, Africa, sponsored by GIZ, Nairobi, December 2012.
  • Lead Trainer, Training in Peace and Conflict at Haramaya University, Ethiopia, 2012
  • Lead Trainer, Training to women and peace in Africa, at USIU, 2012
  • Training for Ministry of Justice and Cohesion on Integration and Cohesion, 2011
  • CUEA, Capacity Building workshop for staff, 2011
  • CUEA, Research Training for Staff and PhD Students, 2011
  • Consultant, Research and Report Writing, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, 2011
  • Consultant, UNDP on various training projects, 2011
  • Consultant for Action Aid International, Kenya, Training of Research Assistants, Hola, Tana River, Kenya, 2011

 

Training and consultancies in Peace and Security issues, 2011 – 2016

 

  • International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Rule of Law Course, 2016
  • Cultural Dynamics and Diversity: Legal System and Cultural Uganda Military Training School, Jinja, 2015
  • International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Rule of Law Course, Cultural Dynamics and Diversity: Legal System and Cultural Diversity, Denmark, April 14-25, 2014
  • International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Peace & Security Research Department, Rule of Law Course, Cultural Dynamics and Diversity: Legal System and Cultural Diversity,
  • International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Peace & Security Research Department, Rule of Law Course, Cultural Dynamics and Diversity: Cultural Environment
  • International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Peace & Security Research Department, Rule of Law Course, Cultural Dynamics and Diversity: Traditional Court System
  • International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Peace & Security Research Department, Rule of Law Course, Cultural Dynamics and Diversity: Minorities
  • International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) Senior Mission Leader Course (RSML): Conflict Analysis-Eastern Africa Perspective
  • International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) Senior Mission Leader Course (RSM),State of Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region
  • International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) Senior Mission Leader Course (RSML): Sudan Peace Process – Post independence Challenges
  • Institute for Security Studies – ISS (Institut d’études de sécurité), Addis Ababa, Ethiiopia, Africa Security Architecture: Emerging Issues and Challenges, 2015
  • Institute of Diplomatic Practice and Development Policies: Africa in Global Security Arrangements: Assessing the threat of Terrorism in Africa, June 2015
  • African Centre for Peace and Security Training – ACPST (Centre Africain de Formation pour la Paix et la Sécurité), under course Director Ambassador Nana Bema Kumi
  • International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Governance and Diplomacy for Peace and Security Training (GDPS), 2013-2014
  • International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Governance and Diplomacy for Peace and Security Training (GDPS), 2013-2014
  • International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Governance and Diplomacy for Peace and Security Training (GDPS), 2013-2014, Security System Reform (SSR) as a comprehensive endeavour. The example of South Sudan
  • International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Governance and Diplomacy for Peace and Security Training (GDPS), 2013-2014, Specific challenges of judicial and police reform. The cases of Kenya and Burundi
  • International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Governance and Diplomacy for Peace and Security Training (GDPS), 2013-2014, using the example of South Sudan and Kenya: Make needs assessments for comprehensive SSR programs
  • International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Governance and Diplomacy for Peace and Security Training (GDPS), 2013-2024: Who owns peacebuilding processes?
  • International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Governance and Diplomacy for Peace and Security Training (GDPS), 2013-2014, Fields of action in peacebuilding processes
  • International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC), Governance and Diplomacy for Peace and Security Training (GDPS), 2013-2014, Roles, mandates, approaches, levers, capabilities, assets, and institutional cultures of civil and military actors in peacebuilding processes

 

 

Discussant on June 24, 2015 at International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) for following papers:

  • a) Role of Resources in Conflict in South Sudan
  • b) Security and Organized Crime Challenges and Dynamics in South Sudan
  • c) Transition and Transformation of the South Sudan National Defence and Security Services
  • d) Reintegration and post conflict reconstruction in South Sudan International Peace Support Training Centre
  1. SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY
  2. Interests and Specialties

Peace and Conflict, Gender and Development; activities of NGOs; Refugees, Youth and Development

 

  1. Current Projects
  • Research on borders and movement
  • Research in social protection in Kakamega, Kisumu and Siaya sponsored by The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is a not-for-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Writing and editing volumes from the proceedings of an international conference that took place in 2015 and 2016
  • Conducting interdisciplinary research in Eastern Africa and organizing three international conferences; conducting research on various issues and sponsored by various organizations
  1. Publications

 

Books

  • Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed). (2017), Africa at Development Crossroads. Nairobi: Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Maurice N. Amutabi(Ed).  (2017), Africa in Global Development Discourses. Nairobi: Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed). (2017), Africa Rising: Narrating Success of a Resurgent Continent. Nairobi: Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi (Eds). (2017), Africa: A Continent in Transition. Nairobi: Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed). (2017), Beyond Agency, Voice and Space in Africa’s Development. Nairobi: Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (2016). Nakhamuna Stories from Western Kenya. Nairobi: Octagon Publishers.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi (eds), (2016), Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa: International Perspectives. Nairobi: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Kenya
  • Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi (eds), (2016), Africa and Competing Discourses on Development: Gender, Agency, Space and Representation. Nairobi: KESSA.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (2015), (ed). Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa, Nairobi: Research, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi and AISA.
  • Samuel Alfayo Nyanchoga and Maurice N. Amutabi (Eds) (2014). Contemporary Issues in Kenya History and the Challenges of Nationhood. Nairobi: Franciscan Kolbe Press.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2014). Africa and the Challenges of Globalization: Opportunities and Prospects. Nairobi: AIDAL Publishers and Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2014). Globalization, Identity and Multiculturalism in Africa. Nairobi: AIDAL Publishers and Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Politics, Governance and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Studies in Culture, Gender and Education in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Education and Development Perspectives in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Environment, Power and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Education and Counseling in Schools in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
  • Toyin Falola, Maurice Amutabi and Sylvester Gundona (eds), Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections. Trenton New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2013.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi and Shadrack Nasong’o (eds), (2013). Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule. New York: Routledge, 2013. ISBN: 9780415534086
  • Toyin Falola and Maurice Amutabi (eds), (2011). Perspectives on African Environment, Science and Technology. Trenton New Jersey: Africa World Press.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed). Studies in the Economic History of Kenya:  Land, Water, Railways, Education, and Entrepreneurship. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi and Moses Oketch (eds). Studies in Lifelong Learning in Africa: From Ethnic Traditions to Technological Innovations. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (2009). Because of Honor, a novel. New Orleans: University Press of the South, 2009.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya. New York: Routledge, 2006.
  •  Maurice N. Amutabi. Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (with Prof. Frederick Nafukho and Prof. Ruth Otunga). Cape Town: Pearson Education Publishers (South Africa) and Hamburg: UNESCO, 2005.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (with Edmond Were).  Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa. Eldoret, Kenya: Moi University Press, 2000.

Journal Articles

  • Maurice N. Amutabi (with Callen B. Nyamwange) (2016), “Reflections of Gender Mainstreaming Policies on Sectoral Development in Kenya:  A Retrospection Review Since 2010,” International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR), (2016) Volume 25, No 1, pp 200 – 215.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (2013). “Media boom in Kenya and celebrity galore.” Journal of African Cultural Studies (Special Issue: New Media Entrepreneurs and Changing Styles of Public Communication in Africa). Volume 25, Issue 1, 2013: 14-29.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2012). “Easternization: Interrogating the role of China and India in Africa,” Africa Quarterly (Indian Journal of African Affairs). Pp. 55-78.
  • Amutabi, Maurice (2011). Ethnicity and Succession Politics in Kenya: Interrogating the role of political elite in creating tensions and animosity. Kenya Studies Review: 3, 3, 234-56.
  • Amutabi, M.N. (2011). Interrogating the tumultuous Relationship between Parliament and the Executive in Kenya over the past 45 years: Retrospection. Kenya Studies Review: 3, 3, 17- 40.
  • Amutabi, M.N. (2009). “Beyond Imperial Presidency in Kenya: Interrogating the Kenyatta, Moi and Kibaki Regimes and Implications for Development.” Kenya Studies Review, Volume 1, Number 1, 2009. Pp. 32-54.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Land and Conflict in the Ilemi Triangle of East Africa.” Kenya Studies Review Volume 1 Number 2 December 2010. pp. 20-36.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Political Interference in the running of education in post-independence Kenya: a critical reflection.” International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 23, Issue 2, March 2003. Pp. 127-144.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Experimenting in Distance Education: African Virtual University (AVU) and the Paradox of the World Bank in Kenya.” International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 23, Issue 1, January 2003. (with Moses Oketch). Pp. 57-73.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Crisis and Student Protest in Universities in Kenya: Examining the Role of Students in National Leadership and Democratization Process.” African Studies Review, Volume 45, Number 2 (September 2002). Pp.157-78.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Gender and Mining in Kenya: The Case of Mukibira Mines in Vihiga District, Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, 2001, 1, 2. Pp. 16-34, also at: <http://www.jendajournal.com/jenda/vol1.2/amutabi_lutta-mukhebi.html > (with Mary Lutta- Mukhebi).
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Islam and Urban Violence in Kenya: Revisiting the Mombasa and Malindi Riots” Occasional Paper Association for World Education, Nairobi, Kenya, No.12, 2000. Pp. 11-21.
  •  Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Paradox of Islam and Cattle-rustling in Northern Kenya in the 1990s.”  Journal of World Education, 1999, 3, 2. Pp.17-25.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Islamization of Nandi and Uasin Gishu Districts: Socio-political implications.” Journal of World Education, 1998, 2, 2. Pp. 24-33.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi.”Sheikh Khalid Balala, IPK and Islamic Extremism in Kenya.” Association for World Education, Nairobi, Kenya, Occasional Paper, No.4, 1996. Pp. 16-24.

Book Chapters

  • Maurice N. Amutabi (2017), “The trial of Ali Mazrui’s trilogy, scholarship and the making of a public intellectual in Africa: Revisiting his legacy in the world of knowledge” In D. Ndirangu Wachanga (ed), Growing up in a shrinking world : how politics, culture and the nuclear age defined the biography of Ali A. Mazrui. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2017), Introduction. pp. 1 – 4, in Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed), (2017), Africa in Global Development Discourses. Nairobi: Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2017), Africans as Guinea Pigs in Global Health Research Experiments and Implications for their Health: The Case of Yellow Fever Research and Eradication Campaigns in Colonial East Africa. pp. 21-41, in Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed), (2017), Africa in Global Development Discourses. Nairobi: Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2017), Introduction. Pp. 1 – 5. Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed). (2017), Africa at Development Crossroads. Nairobi: Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2017), Unmasking Silenced Spaces in Colonial Kenya and Implications for Oral History: Interrogating Nostalgia, Violence and Marginalization through Oral Texts. pp. 17-31. Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed). (2017), Africa at Development Crossroads. Nairobi: Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2017), Introduction, Pp 1 – 5. In Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed). (2017), Beyond Agency, Voice and Space in Africa’s Development. Nairobi: Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2017), Female Agency and the Configuration of Public ‘Space’ in Kenya: The Case of Female Entrepreneurs in Nairobi, Pp 24-32. Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed). (2017), Beyond Agency, Voice and Space in Africa’s Development. Nairobi: Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2017), Introduction, Pp 1 – 5. In Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed). (2017), Africa Rising: Narrating Success of a Resurgent Continent. Nairobi: Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2017), Race, Masculinity, Pride and Colonial Violence in Kenya: Revisiting Events Surrounding the Nandi Resistance of 1896-8, Pp 62 – 72. In Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed). (2017), Africa Rising: Narrating Success of a Resurgent Continent. Nairobi: Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2017), Introduction, Pp 1 – 5. Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi (Eds). (2017), Africa: A Continent in Transition. Nairobi: Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2017), Social Networks and Social Protection in Indigenous Development Discourses in Kenya: Focus on the Luhya People of Western Kenya, Pp 48 – 60. In Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi (Eds). (2017), Africa: A Continent in Transition. Nairobi: Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi (2016). Introduction. In Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi (eds), (2016), Africa and Competing Discourses on Development: Gender, Agency, Space and Representation. Nairobi: KESSA. Pp. 1-4.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi. Introduction. In Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi (eds), (2016), Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa: International Perspectives. Nairobi: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Kenya. Pp. 1-4.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi (2016), Introduction, In Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi (eds), (2016), Africa and Competing Discourses on Development: Gender, Agency, Space and Representation. Nairobi: KESSA. Pp. 1 – 4.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (2016), Vulnerable Groups and Social Protection in Kenya: Focus on Pastoralists of Northern Kenya. In Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi (eds), (2016), Africa and Competing Discourses on Development: Gender, Agency, Space and Representation. Nairobi: KESSA. Pp. 178-191
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (2016), Structural and Institutional Issues in Higher Education Funding Strategies in Kenya: Focus on Public and Private Universities from 1963 to the present. In Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi (eds), (2016), Africa and Competing Discourses on Development: Gender, Agency, Space and Representation. Nairobi: KESSA. Pp. 355-382
  • Sellah Nasimiyu King’oro and Maurice N. Amutabi (2016), Implications of Networking to Community Cohesion: A Case of Women Chamas in Bungoma County. In Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi (eds), (2016), Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa: International Perspectives. Nairobi: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Kenya. Pp. 5-14
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (2016), Scarcities in the Rangelands and Implication for Food Security in Kenya: Assessment of Food Security and Water Needs among Pastoralist Groups in Northern Kenya. Pp. 67-85. In Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi (eds), (2016), Rethinking Development Paradigms in Africa: International Perspectives. Nairobi: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Kenya. Pp. 67-85.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (2015), Introduction. Maurice N. Amutabi (2015), (ed). Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa, Nairobi: Research, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi and AISA. Pp. 1 – 4
  • Fred Jonyo and Maurice N. Amutabi (2015), Electoral Processes and Democratic Practice in Africa: The Case of the 2013 General Elections in Kenya and its Implication for Democracy. In Maurice N. Amutabi (2015), (ed). Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa, Nairobi: Research, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi and AISA. Pp. 5-16
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (2015), Media, Democratic Space and Transition Politics in Kenya: Focus on Icons of Second Liberation. In Maurice N. Amutabi (2015), (ed). Democracy, Civil Society and Development in Africa, Nairobi: Research, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi and AISA. Pp. 73-84
  • Samuel Alfayo Nyanchoga and Maurice N. Amutabi (2014). “Introduction.” In Samuel Alfayo Nyanchoga and Maurice N. Amutabi (Eds) (2014). Contemporary Issues in Kenya History and the Challenges of Nationhood. Nairobi: Franciscan Kolbe Press. Pp. 1- 4.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (2014). “Colonial Legacy and Underdevelopment in Northern Kenya.” In Samuel Alfayo Nyanchoga and Maurice N. Amutabi (Eds) (2014). Contemporary Issues in Kenya History and the Challenges of Nationhood. Nairobi: Franciscan Kolbe Press. Pp. 87 – 102.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (2014). “Pastoralism, Social Protection and Vision 2030 in Kenya.” In Samuel Alfayo Nyanchoga and Maurice N. Amutabi (Eds) (2014). Contemporary Issues in Kenya History and the Challenges of Nationhood. Nairobi: Franciscan Kolbe Press. Pp. 113 – 132.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2013). “Introduction.” In Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Politics, Governance and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Pp. 1-3. In Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Politics, Governance and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
  • Maurice Amutabi and Mumo Nzau (2013), “Electoral Governance after the 2013 Elections in Kenya: Current Challenges and Future Prospects.” Politics, Governance and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Pp. 4-17. In Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Politics, Governance and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2013). “Ethnicity and Succession Politics in Kenya: Interrogating the role of political elite in creating tensions and animosity.” Pp. 351-372. In Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Politics, Governance and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2013). “Superiority Games and Political Grandstanding among Various Arms of Government in Kenya and Implications for Development: Special Reference to the Role of Parliament.” Pp. 373-403. In Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Politics, Governance and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2013). “Introduction.” In Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Studies in Culture, Gender and Education in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Pp. 1-9.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2013). “Introduction.” In Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Education and Counselling in Schools in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Pp. 1-6.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2013). “Introduction.” Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Environment, Power and Development in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Pp. 1-8.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (2013). “Introduction.” Maurice N. Amutabi (Ed) (2013). Education and Development Perspectives in Africa. Nairobi: Research, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Pp. 1-3.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona), “Preface,” in Toyin Falola, Maurice Amutabi and Sylvester Gundona (eds), Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections. Trenton New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2013. Pp. xi-xiii
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona), “Introduction,” in Toyin Falola, Maurice Amutabi and Sylvester Gundona (eds), Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections. Trenton New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2013. Pp. xvi-xxv
  • Maurice N. Amutabi and Shadrack Nasong’o (eds), “Introduction.” (2013). Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule. New York: Routledge, 2013. Pp. 1-12.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Buildings as symbols and metaphors of colonial hegemony: interrogating colonial buildings and architecture in Kenya’s urban spaces.” In Fassil Demissie (ed). Colonial Architecture and Urbanism in Africa. London: Ashgate, 2012.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi and Toyin Falola, “Preface,” in Toyin Falola and Maurice Amutabi (eds), Perspectives on African Environment, Science and Technology. Trenton New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2011.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi and Toyin Falola, “Introduction,” Toyin Falola and Maurice Amutabi (eds), Perspectives on African Environment, Science and Technology. Trenton New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2011.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi and Toyin Falola, “Traditional Architecture and Environmental Conservation among the Abaluyia of Western Kenya: Lessons for Contemporary Society” in Toyin Falola and Maurice Amutabi (eds), Perspectives on African Environment, Science and Technology. Trenton New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2011.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “The Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Environmental Conservation in Africa: The Case of the Abaluyia of Western Kenya.” in Toyin Falola and Emily Brownell (eds), Landscape, Environment and Technology in Colonial And Postcolonial Africa. New York: Routledge, 2012.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Matangazo ya biashara na jinsia: gender stereotypes and Advertisements in Kenya,” in Augustine Agwuele (ed). Development, modernism and modernity in Africa. New York: Routledge, 2012.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Identity, ‘Foreign-ness’, and the Dilemma of Immigrants at the Coast of Kenya: Interrogating the Myth of ‘Black Arabs’ among Kenyan Africans.” In Toyin Falola and Aribidesi Usman (eds), Movements, Borders, and Identities in Africa. New York: University of Rochester Press, 2009. Pp. 261-84.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Memory and Nostalgia in African American Identity: The Legacy of ‘Africanness’ in James Baldwin’s Fiction.” In Desire Baloubi (ed), The Africa We Know: Reading and Writing Across Disciplines in Africa and Liberal Studies Programs. Littleton, MA: Tapestry Press Ltd, 2009. Pp.15-30.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Manhood, Masculinity and Honor in Africa: Interrogating Patriarchy and Initiation of the Abaluyia of Western Kenya.” In Desire Baloubi (ed), The Africa We Know: Reading and Writing Across Disciplines in Africa and Liberal Studies Programs. Littleton, MA: Tapestry Press Ltd, 2009. Pp. 139-58.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Neither Bold nor Beautiful: Interrogating the Impact of Western Soap Operas on Africa.” In Toyin Falola and Augustine Agwuele (Eds.). Africans and the Politics of Popular Culture. New York: Rochester University Press, 2009. Pp. 76-92.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Introduction.” In Maurice N. Amutabi (ed). Studies in the Economic History of Kenya: Land, Water, Railways, Education, and Entrepreneurship. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 1-26.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Colonial Legacy and Underdevelopment in Northern Kenya.” Maurice N. Amutabi (ed). Studies in the Economic History of Kenya:  Land, Water, Railways, Education, and Entrepreneurship. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 169-92.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Market Women and International Trade in Kenya.” In Maurice N. Amutabi (ed). Studies in the Economic History of Kenya:  Land, Water, Railways, Education, and Entrepreneurship. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 287-317.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Water and Development in Kenya: Problems and Potential.” In Maurice N. Amutabi (ed). Studies in the Economic History of Kenya:  Land, Water, Railways, Education, and Entrepreneurship. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.  Pp. 355-389.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “The Livestock Sector in Kenya.” In Maurice N. Amutabi (ed). Studies in the Economic History of Kenya:  Land, Water, Railways, Education, and Entrepreneurship. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.  Pp. 461-99.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Kenya: Some Reflections.” In Maurice N. Amutabi (ed). Studies in the Economic History of Kenya:  Land, Water, Railways, Education, and Entrepreneurship. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 605-44.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (with Moses Oketch) “Introduction.” Maurice N. Amutabi (co-editor with Moses Oketch). Studies in Lifelong Learning in Africa: From Ethnic Traditions to Technological Innovations. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 1-12.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Reflections on the Role of Lifelong Learning in Africa.” Maurice N. Amutabi (co-editor with Moses Oketch). Studies in Lifelong Learning in Africa: From Ethnic Traditions to Technological Innovations. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 13-36.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “A History of Lifelong Learning in Africa.” Maurice N. Amutabi (co-editor with Moses Oketch). Studies in Lifelong Learning in Africa: From Ethnic Traditions to Technological Innovations. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 55-92.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Conclusion.” Maurice N. Amutabi (co-editor with Moses Oketch). Studies in Lifelong Learning in Africa: From Ethnic Traditions to Technological Innovations. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. Pp. 355-66.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. 2008. “The Politics of Deception, Survival and Oppression in Zimbabwe: Retrospection.” In Shadrack Nasong’o (Ed). The African Search for Stable Forms of Statehood: Essays in Political Criticism (New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2008). Pp. 263-304.
  •  Maurice N. Amutabi, “Recuperating Traditional Pharmacology and Healing among the Abaluyia of Western Kenya.” In Toyin Falola and Matthew Heaton (eds), Health Knowledge and Belief Systems in Africa. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2008. Pp. 149-170.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Intellectuals and the Democratization Process in Kenya” in S. W Nasong’o and Godwin R. Murunga. (Eds). Kenya:  The Struggle for Democracy. London: Zed Books, 2007. Pp. 197-226.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Identity, ‘Foreignness’ and the Dilemma of Immigrants at the Coast of Kenya: Interrogating the Myth of ‘Black Arabs’ among Kenyan Africans,” Chapter 12. In Movements, Borders, and Identities in Africa. Edited by Toyin Falola and Aribidesi Usman. Rochester: Rochester University Press, 2009. Pp. 205-46.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Power and Influence of African Court Clerks and Translators in Colonial Kenya: The Case of Khwisero Native (African) Court, 1946 –1956,” in Emily Osborn; Benjamin Lawrance and Richard Roberts (eds). Intermediaries, Interpreters and Clerks: African Employees and the Making of Colonial Africa: Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006. Pp. 202-219.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. (With Prof. Mary Lutta-Mukhebi) “Women and Mining in Kenya: The Case of Mukibira Mines in Vihiga District: Twentieth Century Developments and Colonial Traditions.” In Jaclyn C. Viskovatoff and Laurie Mercier. (Eds). Mining Women: Gender in the Development of a Global Industry, 1700-2000. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, 2006. Pp. 345-57.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi.  “Transient, Mobile ‘Nations’ and the Dilemma of Nationhood in the Horn of Africa: Interrogating Nomadic Pastoralists, Insecurity and the Uncertainty of Belonging” (Chapter 8). In East Africa: In Search of National and Regional Renewal, edited by Felicia Arudo Yieke. Dakar, Senegal: CODESRIA Publications, 2005. Pp.45-56.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Captured and Steeped in Colonial Dynamics and Legacy: The Case of Isiolo Town in Kenya,” in Steven Salm and Toyin Falona (Eds). African Urban Spaces in Historical Perspectives. New York: University of Rochester Press, 2005. Pp. 213-242.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Small Arms, Cattle Raiding and Borderlands: The Ilemi Triangle”(Chapter Seven), in Willem van Schendel and Itty Abraham Itty (eds) Illicit Flows and Criminal Things: States, Borders, and the Other Side of Globalization Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005 (with Kenneth Inyani Simala). Pp. 201-225.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Globalization and the Mainstreaming of Kiswahili Research in the Twenty-First Century,” in Kenneth I. Simala (ed). Utafiti wa Kiswahili (Kiswahili Research). Eldoret, Kenya: Moi University Press, 2004. Pp.43-48.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Cultural History of the Abaluyia: The Role of Traditional Music,” in William R. Ochieng’ (ed). 2002. Historical Studies and Social Change in Western Kenya. Nairobi: East African Educational Publishers. Pp. 71-83.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “The role of Traditional Music in the writing of Cultural History: The Case of the Abaluyia of Western Kenya,” in Toyin Falola and Christian Jennings (eds.). Africanizing Knowledge: African Studies Across the Disciplines. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2002. Pp.191-207.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Politics of GNP and GDP and their Implications for Africa,” in P.G. Okoth. (Ed). Africa in the Twenty-First Century: Problems and Prospects. Pp.56-71 Nairobi, Kenya: University of Nairobi Press, 2000. Pp. 269-285.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi.  “Globalization and Higher Education in Africa: Problems and Prospects,” in Van DerDyke (Ed) Globalization and Education in Africa, Conference Proceedings. Johannesburg: Horizon Publishers, 1997. Pp. 1-7.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Plight of Adult Education in Kenya,” in Shirley Walters (Ed) Globalization, Adult Education and Training: Impacts and Issues, London/New York: Zed Books, 1997. Pp. 196-200.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Introduction,” in Shirley Walters (Ed) Globalization, Adult Education and Training: Impacts and Issues, London/New York: Zed Books, 1997, Pp. 1-12.
  •  Maurice N. Amutabi. “Federalism as a Solution to Tribalism” in B.A. Ogot (ed) Ethnicity, Nationalism and Democracy in Africa, Kisumu: Maseno University Press, 1996. Pp.176 – 86.

Book Reviews

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. Beyond Women’s Empowerment in Africa: Exploring Dislocation and Agency. By Elinami Veraeli Swai. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Pp. xv+220, price $ 85. ISBN: 9780230102484.pp. 15-8. 2012.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. New South African Review, 2010: Development or Decline. Edited by John Daniel, Prishan Naidoo, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall. Johannesburg, South Africa: Wits University Press, 2010. x+476 pp. ISBN: 978-1-86814-516-4. Paperback. Price: $39.95, p.133-7. 2011.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. Rethinking Africa’s Globalization. Volume 1: The Intellectual Challenges. By Paul Tiyambe Zeleza. Africa World Press/Red Sea Press, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. 2002. pp. 496. $29.95. Kenya Studies Review, Volume 1, Number 1, 2009. Pp. 32-54. pp, 123-5.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. ‘Womanhood in Colonial Africa, By Tabitha Kanogo’, Book Review. Africa Today Volume 53, Number 4, summer 2007(Indiana University Press, 2007). Pp.118-121.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. Contending Political Paradigms in Africa: Rationality and the Politics of Democratization in Kenya and Zambia by Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o. Development and Change, Volume 38 (2), 2007. Pp. 349–351.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. Urban Africa: Changing Contours of Survival in the City, edited by Abdou Maliq Simone & Abdelghani Abouhani. Africa Development, Volume XXXI [31], No.3, 2006. Pp. 191-4
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. Agency and Action in Colonial Africa: Essays for John E  Flint edited by Chris You’e and Tim Stapleton. Canadian Journal of African Studies, Volume 36, Number 1, 2002. Pp. 182-184.
  •  Maurice N. Amutabi. Resource Conflict in the Horn of Africa by John Markakis. Canadian Journal of African Studies, Volume 35, Number 2. 2001. Pp. 397-400.

Conference Papers and Presentations

2017

  • Maurice N. Amutabi (Lukenya University, Kenya), Potential and Prospects of Creating ODL Infrastructure through Linkages, Collaborations and Partnerships in Eastern Africa: Some Informed Reflections.Paper presented at the 6th International Conference of Distance Education Association of Tanzania (DEATA) will be held on 29-31th March, 2017, at the University of Dodoma, Tanzania.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, Kenya), East Africa and Scandinavian Connections. Linkoping University. Paper presented at a workshop at Linkoping University, Sweden, April 22, 2017.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (Lukenya University, Kenya), Museveni‘s Political and Economic Schemes and Machinations in East Africa: Interrogating Interests and Strategies of a Hegemonic Regime. Paper presented at KESSA- Multimedia University of Kenya joint international interdisciplinary conference, June 27 -30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Maurice N Amutabi (Lukenya University, Kenya), African Intellectuals in Global Discourses and the Enterprise of Making Knowledge: Some Reminisces of an African Public Intellectual. Paper presented at KESSA- Multimedia University of Kenya joint international interdisciplinary conference, June 27 -30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Maurice N Amutabi, (Lukenya University, Kenya), Unmasking Silenced Spaces in Colonial Kenya and Implications for Oral History: Interrogating Nostalgia, Violence and Marginalization through Oral Texts. Paper presented at KESSA- Multimedia University of Kenya joint international interdisciplinary conference, June 27 -30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Maurice N Amutabi (Lukenya University, Kenya), Funeral Eulogies as Art and Therapy among the Abaluhya of Western Kenya:  Motivational Speakers with a different blend. Paper presented at KESSA- Multimedia University of Kenya joint international interdisciplinary conference, June 27 -30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (Lukenya University, Kenya). Hidden and coded messages in an indigenous ‘rain-making shrine’ (esichimbilo) of the Abasiekwe of Bunyore in Western Kenya: Lessons from ethno-weather. Paper presented at KESSA- Multimedia University of Kenya joint international interdisciplinary conference, June 27 -30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

 

 

 

 

2016

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, Kenya), Chinese Interests and Creation of Confucius Institutes in Kenya: Deconstructing Philanthropic and Imperial Turns in the Narratives. Paper presented at the 6th Annual International Interdisciplinary conference, organized by Kenya Scholars and Studies Association and Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, June 23-25, 2016.
  • Amutabi Maurice, Transient Nature of Political Parties in Kenya and the Challenge of Building Stable Political Institution and Structures in the Country: Retrospection. Paper presented at the 6th Annual International Interdisciplinary conference, organized by Kenya Scholars and Studies Association and Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, June 23-25, 2016.
  • Amutabi Maurice, Narratives around Ikhonga Murwe (Crying Stone) Of Kakamega and implications for Tourism Development in Western Kenya: Some Critical Reflections. Paper presented at the 6th Annual International Interdisciplinary conference, organized by Kenya Scholars and Studies Association and Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, June 23-25, 2016.
  • Maurice Amutabi, Fifty years of Kenyatta and Odinga Families in Kenyan Politics and implication for 2017 Elections: Political Analysis. Paper presented at the 6th Annual International Interdisciplinary conference, organized by Kenya Scholars and Studies Association and Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, June 23-25, 2016.
  • Amutabi Maurice, Migration, Movement, Hybridity and New Identities and Security in Kenya: Political and Social Prognosis of Conflict hotspots. Paper presented at the 6th Annual International Interdisciplinary conference, organized by Kenya Scholars and Studies Association and Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, June 23-25, 2016.
  • Maurice Amutabi, Economic and Social Cost of Mourning and Burial Ceremonies in Western Kenya: Cost Benefit Analysis and implication for Development. Paper presented at the 6th Annual International Interdisciplinary conference, organized by Kenya Scholars and Studies Association and Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, June 23-25, 2016.
  • Amutabi Maurice, Scarcities in the Rangelands and Implication for Food Security in Kenya: Assessment of Food Security and Water Needs among Pastoralist Groups in Northern Kenya. Paper presented at the 6th Annual International Interdisciplinary conference, organized by Kenya Scholars and Studies Association and Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, June 23-25, 2016.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, Four years of Devolution and Scramble for Gubernatorial Posts in Kenya: Some Informed Reflections. Paper presented at the 6th Annual International Interdisciplinary conference, organized by Kenya Scholars and Studies Association and Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, June 23-25, 2016.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, Pius Masinde Muliro and Kenya’s First and Second Liberation Movements: Interrogating his patriotism and Nationalist Credentials. Paper presented at the 6th Annual International Interdisciplinary conference, organized by Kenya Scholars and Studies Association and Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, June 23-25, 2016
  • Maurice Amutabi, Recovering History through Lullabies and Singing Games among the Abaluhya of Western Kenya: Revisiting Oral History. Paper presented at the 6th Annual International Interdisciplinary conference, organized by Kenya Scholars and Studies Association and Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, June 23-25, 2016
  • Sellah Nasimiyu King’oro and Maurice Amutabi, Implications of Networking to Community Cohesion: A Case of Women Chamas in Bungoma County, Kenya. Paper presented at the 6th Annual International Interdisciplinary conference, organized by Kenya Scholars and Studies Association and Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, June 23-25, 2016
  • Maurice Amutabi, The Role of Human Resource Management in Africa’s Development, thematic keynote paper presented at the Karatina University School of Business 2016 Conference, on the theme: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Research for Economic Development in Emerging Economies at Karatina University, Nyeri, Kenya, June 15-17 2016
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, Keeping Kenya on the Right track: The Contribution of Academia in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Paper presentation. Institute of Development Studies Alumni. Nairobi, March 9, 2016.

 

2015

  • Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, Asians and Urbanization in Western Kenya: Focus on Luanda Town in Vihiga County, paper presented at the Second International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, on the theme: Africa: Looking East of West, held at Kisii University, Eldoret Campus, on June 24-27, 2015.

 

  • Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, Popular Music and Inventory of Social and Political Dialogue in Western Kenya: Focus on Sukuma bin Ongaro, paper presented at the Second International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, on the theme: Africa: Looking East of West, held at Kisii University, Eldoret Campus, on June 24-27, 2015.

 

  • Eunice Kamaara and Maurice Amutabi), Still Looking for a Place to Feel at Home: Reflections on Revival and Independent Churches in Kenya, paper presented at the Second International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, on the theme: Africa: Looking East of West, held at Kisii University, Eldoret Campus, on June 24-27, 2015.

 

  • Samuel Mokaya Kegoro, Thomas Kirioba Moseh, Handson Bandari Ogechi, Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, (Kisii University) Contribution of traditional justice system and conflict resolution in Kenya: a case of Nyamira County, paper presented at the Second International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, on the theme: Africa: Looking East of West, held at Kisii University, Eldoret Campus, on June 24-27, 2015.

 

  • Handson Bandari, Thomas M. Kirioba (Kisii University), Land Conflict and Land Reforms in Kenya: A Case of Kericho County, paper presented at the Second International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, on the theme: Africa: Looking East of West, held at Kisii University, Eldoret Campus, on June 24-27, 2015.

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi (Kisii University), Kenya’s Security Architecture and Threat of Terror: A Retrospective Analysis and Way Forward, paper presented at the Second International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, on the theme: Africa: Looking East of West, held at Kisii University, Eldoret Campus, on June 24-27, 2015.

 

  • Maurice Amutabi, Cleopas Mbugua, (Kisii University) Wilfred Murioga (Kenyatta University) & Milcah Ajuoga (St Paul’s University) East and West, Education, Science and Development, paper presented at the Second International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, on the theme: Africa: Looking East of West, held at Kisii University, Eldoret Campus, on June 24-27, 2015.

 

  • Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, Making Sense of Witchcraft, Night Running and Development in Western Kenya: Informed Critical Reflections, paper presented at the Second International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, on the theme: Africa: Looking East of West, held at Kisii University, Eldoret Campus, on June 24-27, 2015.

 

  • Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, No Shortcuts to Development: Focus on China and Infrastructure Development in Kenya, paper presented at the Second International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, on the theme: Africa: Looking East of West, held at Kisii University, Eldoret Campus, on June 24-27, 2015.

 

  • Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, Islamic Radicalization, Recruitment, Mobilization and Implications for National Development in Kenya: Perspectives from Western Kenya, paper presented at the Second International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, on the theme: Africa: Looking East of West, held at Kisii University, Eldoret Campus, on June 24-27, 2015.

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. Recovering Scandinavian Connections in Popular Education in Eastern Africa, Paper presented at the International Workshop on Traditions of Lifelong Learning in Scandinavia and Eastern Africa on the theme: Traditions of Lifelong Learning in Scandinavia and Eastern Africa, Open University of Tanzania (OUT) Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania. 17th – 20th February 2015.

 

 

2014

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, The emergence of a research community on lifelong learning in Africa Interactions between traditions of lifelong learning in Scandinavia and Eastern Africa. Paper presented at an International workshop at Linköping University, Campus Valla, Universitetsklubben, Sweden, 4 -5 December, 2014.

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi Perspectives on Scandinavian Connections in Popular Education in Eastern Africa: Retrospection. Paper presented at an International workshop at Linköping University, Campus Valla, Universitetsklubben, Sweden, 4-5 December, 2014.

 

  • Maurice N. Amutab (Kisii University), Ebunangwe Village, Globalization Dynamics and I: Retrospection and Reflections of a Native Son’ Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, (Kisii University, Kenya), Unearthing New Evidence in Scandinavian Connections in Popular Education in Eastern Africa, Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

 

  • Maurice Amutabi (Kisii University), China and Kenya Relations, Infrastructure Development, Oil Exploration and Implications for Domestic Growth: Prospects and Challenges. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

 

  • Maurice Amutabi, Catherine Wambui Njoroge and Kibiwott Kurgat, (Kisii University) Coaching from the Center: Should there be skills transfer courses from postgraduate students in Africa? Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

 

  • Grace Ogeto and Maurice Amutabi (Kisii University), Women Entrepreneurs and Environmental Conflict in Kenya: Focus on Kisii County Open Air Markets. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

 

  • Petronila Otuya and Maurice N. Amutabi (Kisii University), Making Sense of Gender Tensions and Learning in Tertiary Institutions in Kenya: Focus on Kakamega County. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

 

  • Andayi Anne Sanden and Maurice N. Amutabi (Kisii University), Child Labour and Sustainable Community Development in Kenya: Focus on Western Region. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

 

  • Mumo Nzau & Maurice Amutabi (The State University of New York & Kisii University) for better or worse! Constitutional Change and the Performance of Devolved Public Bureaucracies: A Critical Examination of the Kenyan Experience. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

 

  • Callen Nyamwange, Maurice Amutabi (Kisii University) Effects of gender mainstreaming policies on sectoral development in Kenya: retrospection since 2010. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

 

  • Florence Omanya Oduor and Maurice N. Amutabi (Kisii University), Inter-ethnic Conflict, Violence and Effect on Children in Kenya: A case of Luo-Nandi in Kisumu and Nandi Counties. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

 

  • Maurice Amutabi & Kibiwott Kurgat (Kisii University) Political Rhetoric, Electoral Violence and Implications for Democracy in Kenya: Post-mortem of the 2007 Elections and beyond. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

 

  • Sellah Nasimiyu King’oro and Maurice N. Amutabi (Kisii University), Women Networks and Cohesion Building in Kenya: Special Focus on Bungoma County. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

 

  • Peter Boswell Mcomalla and Maurice Amutabi (Kisii University), Small Arms, Light Weapons and Insecurity in Tanzania: Focus on Kigoma and Kagera Regions. Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: Africa and the New World Order, Organized by Kisii University and Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, Kisii, Kenya, July 30-August 2, 2014.

 

2013

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Globalization, Church Planting, and Religious Mobility in Kenya” (with Eunice Kamaara). Paper presented at an international conference organized by IFRA and the Catholic University of Eastern Africa on Religious mobility in East and Latin America, Nairobi, Kenya, 24-26 April 2012.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, Easternization Vs Westernization: Focus on China and Kenya Relations in Infrastructure Development and Collaboration in Oil Exploration. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, Revisiting the Theory of Affinity and Proximity in Peace and Conflict Studies in Africa: Additional Parameters for Analysis. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, Need for Exit Polls in Kenya’s Democratic Transition: Making Sense of the Advantages of Exit Polls for Policy-Making. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
  • Maurice N. Amutabi  and Godwin Siundu, Multiple Centres of Power, Political Manipulation and Threats to Democracy: Challenges of Democratic Transition in Kenya. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
  • Maurice N. Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi, Civil Societies and Indigenous Methods of Conflict and Post-Conflict Management in Kenya: Formal and Informal Groups in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, The Politics of Opinion Polls in Kenya: Importance of Polling in Kenya’s Democratic Transition. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
  • Maurice N. Amutabi and Beldinah Kochwa Oranga Otieno, The Anatomy of a Victim of late colonialism in Kenya: Interrogating the Legacy of British Colonialism on Wanga Kingdom of Western Kenya. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
  • Linnet Hamasi and Maurice N. Amutabi, Cattle Rustling and Insecurity in Northern Kenya: New Tactics and Realities in the Rangelands. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
  • Maurice N. Amutabi and Francis Onditi, Reunion of Conservative and Progressive Forces and the Reshaping of Kenya’s Political Landscape: Interrogating Jubilee and CORD Coalitions in 2013. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
  • Maurice Amutabi and Mumo Nzau, Electoral Governance after the 2013 Elections in Kenya: Current Challenges and Future Prospects. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
  • Ikinya, S. Kariuki, Maurice N. Amutabi and Ngigi, S. Kang’ethe, Role of Universities in Developing Human Resource For Technical, Vocational, Education and Training Sector in Kenya. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
  • Linnet Hamasi, Maurice N. Amutabi, and Stephen Mailu, Political Party Manifestos and Education in Kenya: Retrospection. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
  • Michael Mwangi and Maurice N. Amutabi, Al Shabaab Threat to National Security in Kenya: Making Sense of Islamic and Somali Factors in the Problem. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013.
  • David Kiprop and Maurice Amutabi, Increase and Expansion of National Schools in Kenya: Meaning and Implications for Access and Quality. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
  • Susan Wasike and Maurice N. Amutabi, Rural Enterprises and the Paradox of Development in Kenya: Focus on Mumias Sugar Company. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
  • Fred Jonyo and Maurice N. Amutabi, The 2013 Presidential Elections and Implications for Democracy: Focus on the IEBC Performance and Supreme Court Ruling and Implications for Future Elections. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
  • Billiah Gisore and Maurice Amutabi, Implications of Devolution of Education in Kenya: Challenges of Human Resource Needs in Counties. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013
  • Billiah N. Gisore and Maurice N. Amutabi, Boys and Girls on the Rampage in Kenya: Focus on Unrest and Strikes in Secondary Schools. Paper presented at the Second Annual International Conference on: Challenges of Development in Africa held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 25-29, 2013.

 

 

2012

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Globalization, Church Planting, and Religious Mobility in Kenya” (with Eunice Kamaara). Paper presented at an international conference organized by IFRA and the Catholic University of Eastern Africa on Religious mobility in East and Latin America, Nairobi, Kenya, 24-26 April 2012.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. Globalization, Church Planting, and Religious Mobility in Kenya (with Eunice Kamaara). Paper presented at an international conference organized by IFRA and the Catholic University of Eastern Africa on Religious mobility in East and Latin America, Nairobi, Kenya, 24-26 April 2012.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. Television Evangelism and Commercialization of the Gospel in Kenya: Tensions, Competition and Rivalry in Christianity (with Elizabeth Ngumbi). Paper presented at an international conference organized by IFRA and the Catholic University of Eastern Africa on Religious mobility in East and Latin America, Nairobi, Kenya, 24-26 April 2012.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. Vigilantes and Militias in the Great Lakes Region. Paper presented at an International Conference on Peacemaking in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities in the Great Lakes Region, held 9-11, May 2012, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Music and Gender Violence in Kenya: Special Focus on Daudi Kabaka’s song Msichana wa Elimu (An Educated Girl) and other songs” (with Stephen Mailu and Eric Mang’unyi). Conference paper presented at the 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference held at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya   26th -30th June 2012.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Prognosis, introspection and retrospection of a dilemma: Oil and Political Instability in Africa.”Conference paper presented at the 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference held at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya   26th -30th June 2012.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Pax Kenyanica or Pax Kenyana and the Tragedy of the Commons in Kenya: Fifty Years of Building or Eating the Nation.” Conference paper presented at the 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference held at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya 26th -30th June 2012.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi.”Militias, Vigilantes and Politics in Kenya: Interrogating Causes of Origins and Proliferation.” (With Stephen Mailu). Conference paper presented at the 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference held at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya 26th -30th June 2012.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Cocktail or Mchanganyiko Maalum: Fifty Years of Benga, Omutibo and Rumba in Development Discourse in East Africa.” Conference paper presented at the 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference held at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya   26th -30th June 2012.

 

 

2011

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Pastoralism, Social Protection and Vision 2030 in Kenya: Possibilities and Prospects.” Paper prepared for the CODESRIA’s 13th General Assembly, under the theme: “Africa and the Challenges of the 21st Century,” held in Rabat, Morocco, 5-9 December 2011.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Lessons from the 2007 and 2008 Post-election violence in Kenya.” “Lessons from the 2008 Post-Election Violence in Kenya.”  Paper presented at an International Conference on Diversity in Society ‒ Theories and Practice held at IFRA, Nairobi, Kenya on December 1-2, 2011.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Water Conflicts, Destitution and Poverty in Kenya: Interrogating Water Rights and Fair Use Principles in Kenya among stakeholders.” Paper prepared for a cross-continental and interdisciplinary seminar on “Poverty, Water and Local Development” jointly organized by the CLACSO-CROP Programme, Makerere University, The Nile Basin Programme (NBRP) and The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) to be held in Kampala, Uganda, November 28-30, 2011.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Land and Power in Western Kenya: Interrogating the Negotiation between Tradition and Modernity among the Abaluyia in a New Constitutional Dispensation.” Paper prepared for the International Conference on Land Policies in East Africa, on the theme: “Land Policies for East Africa: Technological Innovations, Administration and Patrimonial stakes” at Makerere University, November 3 – 4, 2011.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Local Soap Operas in Kenya and Perpetuation of Gender Stereotypes and Violence against Women: Interrogating Subtle and Obvious Meanings and Themes.” Paper prepared for the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) 2011 Annual Gender Symposium on Gender and the Media in Africa, to be held from 1st to 3rd November, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi (and Linnet Hamasi). “Poverty and Pastoralist Land Rights in Northern Kenya: Interrogating Historical Injustices and Institutional Failure in Kenya.” Paper presented at a symposium on “Poverty as a Human Rights Violation,” held at Naivasha, Kenya, September 28th – 30th, 2011 [organized by the Centre for Human Rights and Peace (University of Nairobi), in collaboration with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo] in Naivasha, Kenya, 28 to 30 September, 2011.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Making a Case for Open and Distance Learning in Kenya: Possibilities and Prospects.” Paper presented at the conference organised by the Distance Education Association of Southern Africa (DEASA) in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania under subtheme Moving Towards Relevant Meanings in Provision of Education Through ODL, held from 30th September to 2nd October, 2011.
  • “Promoting a Culture of Peace in the Horn of Africa: The Role of Indigenous Institutions,” paper presented at the Inaugural Conference of the Centre for Peace and Development Studies (CPDS), Haramaya University, on the theme, “Peace, Conflict and Development: Issues and Priorities in the Horn of Africa,” Haramaya University, Haramaya, Ethiopia, 23 – 24 July 2011.
  •  “Appraising Peace and Conflict Studies in the Horn of Africa: The Role of Indigenous Institutions,” paper presented at the Inaugural Conference of the Centre for Peace and Development Studies (CPDS), Haramaya University, on the theme, “Peace, Conflict and Development: Issues and Priorities in the Horn of Africa,” Haramaya University, Haramaya, Ethiopia, 23 – 24 July 2011.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, M.N (2011). “Politics and Universities in Africa: Which Way Forwad.” Paper presented at an international conference on the theme” “The Idea of an African University” hosted by the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya, May 25-27, 2011.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Constitution-Making in Kenya: Leveraging Indigenous Institutions.” Paper presented at the BAWAKI-CUEA International conference, held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, April 27-29, 2011.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Speaking in Tongues and Earning Millions through Private Television and FM Radio Stations: The Case of the Media Boom in Kenya and Celebrity Galore.” Paper presented at the Workshop on Media Appropriations and Mediascapes in Sub-Saharan Africa: New Media Entrepreneurs and Changing Technical and Social Configurations of Public Communication, held at the Centre Point Sud, Bamako, Republic of Mali, January 3-9, 2011.
  • Amutabi, Maurice, “Interrogating the tumultuous Relationship between Parliament and the Executive in Kenya over the past 45 years: Retrospection,” Paper prepared for the Workshop on “Bringing History Back in: Institutional Legacies, Critical Junctures and Political Regime Development in Africa” organized by GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Institute of African Affairs, held at the Centre Point Sud, Bamako, Republic of Mali, 24-27 February 2011.

 

2010

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Unmasking Goons and Vagabonds in Politics in Kenya: Interrogating the Role of Vigilantes and Militias in the Political Process,”paper presented at  Moi University’s 6th Annual International Conference on “Knowledge Management and Applied Technological Innovations for Sustainable Development, 7-11 September, 2010.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Why African Youth are Eating and Drinking Hip Hop: Interrogating the Role of Globalism, Black Diasporic Connections and Hip Hop in East Africa,” conference paper presented at the 6th annual Globalization, Diversity & Education Conference, Spokane, Washington, United States, February 25-27, 2010.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Matangazo ya Biashara na Jinsia: Examination of Gender Stereotypes in Advertising in Kenya and implications for social relations,” 10th annual Africa Conference, on the theme ‘Women, Gender and Sexualities in Africa’ held at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, March 26-28, 2010.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Divorce for Breaking Cups: Gender Discourse in George Mukabi’s Music,” 10th annual Africa Conference, on the theme ‘Women, Gender and Sexualities in Africa’ held at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, March 26-28, 2010.

 

 

2009

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Hiccups and Upheavals in Kenya’s Democratic Transition: Interrogating the role of ethnicity, political elite and external factors.” Paper presented at the Indiana Consortium for International Programs and the Indiana University-Bloomington African Studies Program in cooperation with IUPUI Office of International Affairs on the theme “Democratic Processes, Violence, and Reconstruction in Africa,” IUPUI University Place Conference Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, Friday, September 25, 2009.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Environmental Dialogue From Below: Retrospection of the Role of Regular People, CBOs, NGOs and Governments as Stakeholders in Environmental Questions in Africa.” Paper presented at the conference on the Environmental Justice and Governance: African Perspectives in the Neo-Liberal Era, held at the William H. Gates, School of Law, University of Washington, Seattle, Wednesday April 15, 2009 to Thursday April 16, 2009.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “NGOs and micro-development in Northern Kenya: Reaching the Unreached, Bridging the Gap and Empowering the Grassroots.” Paper presentation to Study Abroad Group, School of Law, University of Washington, Seattle, April 16, 2009.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “The role of Indigenous Knowledge in Environmental Conservation in Africa: The Case of the Abaluyia of Western Kenya.” Paper presented at the 2009 Africa Conference held at the University of Texas at Austin on the theme: Science, Technology and the Environment in Africa, March 28-30, 2009.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Intercultural Dialogue and the Black Diaspora: Interrogating the roots and influences of Kiswahili Hip Hop in Kenya.” Paper presented at the AAAHRP 2009 Biennial Black History Conference, on the theme “Black History: Full Disclosure,” at Seattle University, Seattle,  March 21- 22, 2009.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Conversations on the Black Diaspora: Open Discussion.” Paper presented at the AAAHRP 2009 Biennial Black History Conference, on the theme “Black History: Full Disclosure” at Seattle University, Seattle, March 21 -22, 2009.

 

 

2008

  •  Maurice N. Amutabi. “Wangari Maathai: The Greenbelt Movement, Environmental Conservation and Politics in Kenya.”Presentation to the Douglas Honors College, Central Washington University, Kamola Hall Lounge, April 23, 2008.
  • Maurice Amutabi, “Eating Chiefs, Ethnicity, Violence and the Decline of the Nation-State in Africa: The Case of Kenya.” Paper presented at the 9th Southern Interdisciplinary Roundtable on African Studies (SIRAS), on the theme: Revision and Mission of the Africans and the Diaspora in the 21st Century”, at Kentucky State University, Frankfort, April 3 – 5, 2008.
  • Maurice Amutabi, “Soldiers of Allah (God) in East Africa: A Critical Account of Islamic Jihad in the Horn of Africa and Implications for Peace and Security in the Region.” Paper presented at the 9th Southern Interdisciplinary Roundtable on African Studies (SIRAS), on the theme: Revision and Mission of the Africans and the Diaspora in the 21st Century,” at Kentucky State University, Frankfort, April 3 – 5, 2008.
  • Maurice Amutabi (with Dr. Eric Otenyo, Northern Arizona University), “Militias, Vigilantes, and Ethnic Conflicts in Kenya: The Political Economy of an ‘Imprisoned’ State.” Paper presented at the 9th Southern Interdisciplinary Roundtable on African Studies (SIRAS), on the theme: Revision and Mission of the Africans and the Diaspora in the 21st Century,” at Kentucky State University, Frankfort, April 3 – 5, 2008.

2007

  •  Maurice N. Amutabi. “Global Islamic Jihad in Eastern Africa,” Public Lecture, funded and Organized by African Studies Program of the Jackson School of International Studies and Department of History, University of Washington, November 2, 2007.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Kikuyu Factor in Kenya’s Politics: Implications for 2007 Elections.” Conference paper presented under the theme “21st Century Africa: Evolving Conceptions of Human Rights.” Annual Meeting, New York, NY – October 18-21, 2007.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Neither Bold nor Beautiful nor Young and Restless: Interrogating the Impact of Western Soap Operas on Africa.” Paper presented at the conference on Popular Cultures in Africa, University of Texas at Austin, March 30 – April 1, 2007.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Memory and Nostalgia in African American Identity: The Legacy of ‘Africanness’ in James Baldwin’s Fiction.” Paper presented at the AAAHRP Fourth Annual Black History Conference on the theme: “The Black Experience: Presenting History’s Hidden Pages (Previously Avoided, Dismissed, Forgotten, Submerged, or Unknown),” February 3, 2007, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Multiculturalism, globalization, hybridity and the dilemma of Western Education in Africa: The Case of Kenya’s Education Curriculum.” Paper presented at the Third International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference, Spokane, Washington, March 1-3, 2007.

 

2006

  • Maurice N. Amutabi.  “The Place of ‘Blood’ and Martyrdom in Islam: The Implications for Shia and Sunni Differences.” Panel on Demystifying the Middle East as part of the International Education Week at Central Washington University, November 13, 2006.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Land and Conflict in the Ilemi Triangle of East Africa.” Paper presented at the 49th Annual Conference of African Studies Association (ASA), San Francisco, November 16-19, 2006.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Interrogating the Role of Islam and Sharia on Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Rights in Islamic States of Africa.” Paper presented at the SOURCE Workshop, Central Washington University, May 18, 2006.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi.  “Redefining Development in and on African Terms: Negotiating and Designing Africa’s Roadmap towards Re-taking the Lead in World Affairs.” Keynote address, presented at conference on Africa’s Development in the Global Encounters, organized by African Students’ Organization (ASO), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 8, 2006.
  •  Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Native and Topography as Undifferentiated: Critical Assessment of the Writings and Photography of Elspeth Huxley on Colonial Kenya.”Paper presented at the 2006 African and African Diaspora Conference, on ‘Images of African Peoples: Photography, History and Culture in Africa and African Diaspora’, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, March 31 – April 2, 2006.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Identity, ‘Foreignness’ and the Dilemma of Immigrants at the Coast of Kenya Interrogating the Myth of ‘Black Arabs’ among Kenyan Africans.”Paper presented at a conference on “Movements, Migrations and Displacements in Africa”, University of Texas at Austin, March 22-24, 2006.

 

2005

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Mercenaries of Globalization or Missionaries of Development: The Paradox of NGOs in Kenya’s Development History with Reference to Pastoralist Areas.” Conference paper presented at the 48th Conference of Association of African Studies (ASA), on the theme: “Health, Knowledge, and the Body/Politic in Africa and the African Diaspora,” held in Washington DC, between 17 and 20 November 2005.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi.  “Interrogating the Role of Universities in Rural Community Development in Africa: The Case of Kenya.” Paper presented at the Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society (SACHES) Conference, held at the University of Dar-Es-Salaam, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, 16-19 September 2005.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Alternative Strategies of Governance and Management of Development in Africa: The Case of NGOs in Kenya.” Paper presented at the ASO Forum 2005, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. April 16, 2005.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi.  “Recuperating Traditional Pharmacology and Healing Among the Abaluyia of Western Kenya: From the Past to the Present.” Paper presented at the conference on ‘Health and Healing in Africa.’ Held at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. March 24-27, 2005.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Water and the Redefinition of Power, Gender and Development in Kenya: A Critical Examination of the Work of NGOs in Rural Kenya.” Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women’s and Gender History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. March 10-12, 2005.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Interrogating the Role of Universities in Community Development in Africa: The Case of Kenya.” Moi University International Annual Conference. Eldoret, Kenya, February 24-26, 2005.

2004

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. Missionaries of Development or Mercenaries of Globalization: Retrospection of Western NGOs in Kenya since 1924.”Fall Brown Bag Seminar Series, Paper No.2, Center for African Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. September 22, 2004.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Prospects and Dilemmas of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in University Education in Africa: The Case of Kenya.” Paper presented at the UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO) Forum for Higher Education, Research and Knowledge: Colloquium on Research and Higher Education Policy conference on “Knowledge, Access and Governance: Strategies for Change,” Paris, France. December 1- 3, 2004.

 

2003

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Islamic Extremism in Kenya and the Implications of the first and second Intifada.” Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on “Dismantling the Myths of Africa in the 21st Century,” organized by Africa-In-Academic Student Association, Champaign, March 1, 2003.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Transient, Mobile ‘Nations’ and the Dilemma of Nationhood in the Horn of Africa: Interrogating Nomadic Pastoralists, Insecurity and the Uncertainty of Belonging.” Conference paper presented at the CODESRIA East African Sub-regional Conference, 30th Anniversary celebrations, between the 29 October to 1 November 2003, held at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

2002

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. The history of American Private Voluntary Organizations in Kenya’s Socio-Economic Development: The Case of the Rockefeller Foundation.” Paper Presented at the conference on “Post-WCAR: Reviving the Dialogue for Africans and African Descendants,” University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. February 23, 2002.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Role of American NGOs in socio-political and economic dynamics of Post-Independent Kenya.” Paper presented at Conference on “Critical Approaches in African Studies: Conversations across Disciplines,” 7th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference in African Studies, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. March, 22-24, 2002.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Interrogating Trans-Indian Ocean Culinary Diffusion in Africa: The Case of Chapati and Pilau in Kenya and their Indian and Arab Origins.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Cultural Exchange and Transformation in the Indian Ocean World (IOW), the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). April 5-6, 2002.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. (With Moses Oketch) “Privatization of Higher Education in Kenya: Problems and Prospects.” Paper presented at a Conference on the theme: African Universities in the 21st Century, Organized by University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. April 25-27, 2002.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “A Critical Assessment of the Power and Influence of African Translators and Clerks at Khwisero Court in Colonial Kenya, 1946 -1956.” Paper presented at the 8th Stanford-Berkeley and Colonialism Symposium on “Interpreters, Letter Writers, and Clerks: Mediating Law and Authority in Colonial Africa.” Stanford University, California.  May 2-4, 2002.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Insecurity and the Legacy of the Italian Presence in the Ilemi Triangle of Eastern Africa: Sixty Years Later.” Paper presented at the Seventeenth Annual Multidisciplinary Conference on “The Sixtieth Anniversary of World War II” at Siena Research Institute, Sienna College, Loudonville, New York. June 6 – 7, 2002.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Market Women in International Trade in Kenya: The Case of Eastleigh and Gikomba Open Air Markets in Nairobi.” Paper presented at the Conference on “Globalization, Liberalization and the Role of Women in Africa’s Development,” held at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. September 6 – 8, 2002.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “New Questions on the History of Urbanization in Kenya: The Case of Isiolo Town.” Paper presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Session XI-E14 – “Technological Innovation, Tradition and Political and Economic Development in Kenyan History,” Marriot Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC, December 5-8, 2002.

 

2001

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Shifting Images of African-Americans in the Oral Narratives of Rural Kenya.” Paper presented at the 4th Annual Student Conference on African Studies: ‘Reconsidering Africa and the Diaspora: Practices and Perspectives’. Center for African Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 3 March 2001.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “How Men Ruined the Show: the Illustration of Women Ingenuity in Development: The Case of Ebunangwe, Kenya.” Paper presented at the Graduate Students Symposium on Gender and Women’s History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. March 22-24, 2001.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Role of Traditional Music in the Writing of Cultural History: The Case of Abaluyia of Western Kenya.” Paper presented at the conference on “Pathways to Africa: A conference on Sources and Methods in African Scholarship”. University of Texas at Austin, Texas. 30th March -1st April 2001.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Urban Culture, Globalization and Islam in Kenya: The case of Isiolo Town.” Paper presented at conference on “Islam in Africa”. Binghamton University, Institute of Global Cultural Studies (IGCS), New York. 18 – 22 April 2001.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “The African Virtual University (AVU) and the Paradox of the World Bank in Kenya.” Paper presented at the Conference on “Technology and Development in Africa.” Center for African Studies and College of Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. April 25 -28, 2001.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Northern NGOs as Vehicles of Globalization in the South: The Case of Kenya.” Paper Presented at the conference on “Border Subjects: Global (Dis) Connections.” Illinois State University, Normal-Bloomington, Illinois. April 25 -27, 2001.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Beasts of War: Livestock and Bandit Economies of the Ilemi Triangle of Eastern Africa: Global Connections.” Paper presented at the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS) conference, 19th Annual Meeting, Theme: “Globalization and the Third World.” Savannah, Georgia. October 11-13, 2001.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. African Plunderers in the Congo and the Paradox of African Solutions for The DRC: The case of Uganda and Rwanda (with Winston Akala and Joy Williams-Black) Paper presented at the conference on “Reclaiming the Congo and its Potential for Africa: Strategic Plans for the Reconstruction of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): The Role of Congolese Intellectuals and friends of DRC”, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, October 11 -13 2001.

 

2000

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Shifting Images of African-American in Oral Narratives of Rural Kenya.” Paper presented at the 44th Annual African Studies Association (ASA) Meeting on “Africa and the African Diaspora: Past, Present, and Future.”November 15-18, Houston, Texas, 2000.
  • Mary C. Lutta Mukhebi and M.N Amutabi. “Globalization of Communication and Media Technology and its Impact on Democracy in Kenya.” Paper presented at the 4th Congress of the Organization of Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania April 2000.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Historical Problems of Pastoralists in Northern Kenya: The Case of Settler Politics in Laikipia District.” Paper presented at National Workshop on Effects of Military Training on Pastoralist Rights organized by Action-Aid and Osiligi, Nanyuki, Kenya, 1-3 August 2000.

 

1999

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Traditional Methods of Conflict Management: The case of the Terik of Western Kenya.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Adult Education and Conflict Resolution, Pope Paul IV Community Centre, Lubaga, Kampala, Uganda, 21-25 January, 1999.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Role of Politicians in Influencing Livestock Marketing Policy in Kenya.” Paper presented at Workshop organized by Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Egerton University and ActionAid-Kenya on the theme “Re-thinking Livestock Marketing in Kenya” Isiolo, Kenya, 6th – 8th June, 1999.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Natural Constraints and Poverty: The case of the Samburu.” Paper presented at the 4th National Workshop of the Association for World Education (AWE) Kenya Chapter on the theme, “Community Education and Poverty Alleviation” held at The Reformed Church of East Africa Conference and Training Centre, Eldoret, Kenya, 26th June, 1999.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Cattle Rustling Among Pastoralists in Northern Kenya: The Genesis and the Truth.” A Commissioned Paper presented at a workshop for Leaders’ Forum for Northern Kenya,  Isiolo, Kenya 21-23 August, 1999.

 

1998

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Causes of Conflict in Kenya: A Historical Perspective.” Conference Paper presented at the 2nd Association for World Education (AWE) National Workshop, Reformed Church of East Africa Conference and Training Centre, Eldoret, Kenya, 2-4 April 1998.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Governance and Management of Administrative Information and Policies in Kenya.” Conference paper presented at the 11thh Biannual Conference of the Association of Comparative Information and Media, Kenya College of Communication Technology, Nairobi, Kenya, 1-7 May, 1998.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Policy Pluralism and Development in Kenya:  Prospects for the 21st Century.” Conference Paper presented at Department of Development Studies Conference on “Globalization and Development in Kenya since the 1990s” Moi University, Kenya, 5 – 8 May, 1998.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Development Research and public Administration in Kenya: Assessing the Gray Areas.” Conference paper presented at the 3rd OSSREA national Workshop on “The Role of Research in Social, Political and Economic Transformation in Kenya,” Maseno University College, Kisumu, Kenya, 10-11 December 1998.

 

1997

  • Maurice N. Amutabi.  “Globalization and Higher Education in Africa: Problems and Prospects.” Paper presented at the Southern African Society of Education Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 5-8 July 1997.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Islamic Fundamentalism and Conflict in Post-Colonial Africa.” Paper presented at the 5th Historical Association of Kenya Conference, Kisumu, Kenya, 1-2 November 1997.

1996

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Masinde Muliro: Portrait of a Nationalist”, Department of History, Moi University, Kenya, Staff Seminar Paper No.6, 17 May 1996.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Role of Experiential Learning in Kenya’s Socio-Economic Development since Independence.” Conference Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Experiential Learning, Rondebosch, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 1 – 6 July, 1996.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “A History of Traditional Architecture among the Luhya and Environmental Conservation: Lessons for Contemporary Practitioners.” Conference Paper presented at the Second All Africa Conference on “Green Architecture and Environmentally Sensitive Sustainable Development,” Nairobi, Kenya, 13 – 18 July 1996.
  •  Maurice N. Amutabi. “Governance and its Impact on Development in Africa: The case of Kenya.” Paper presented at the Second National OSSREA (ICC) Conference on “Socio-Economic and Political Transformation in Africa since the 1960s, Bongo Hotel, Kitale, Kenya, 25 – 28 July, 1996.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Impact of Culture on Urbanization in Kenya.” Paper presented at the 6th Pan-African Anthropological Conference, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa, 6-10, November 1996.

1995

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Education and Democracy in Kenya and Botswana.” Conference Paper presented at the All-Africa Conference on “Education for Democracy”, Education Association of South Africa (EASA), Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 – 13 January 1995.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Pop Democracy: the overburdened Bandwagon.” Conference Paper presented at the Historical Association of Kenya (HAK) Symposium, Kisumu, Kenya, 3 – 5 March 1995.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Northern NGOs in the Socio-Economic Transformation of Kenya since Independence and the Roots of Dependent Development.” Paper presented at the Symposium of the Historical Association of Kenya, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya, 3 – 4 March 1995.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Biomedicine and Ethno-Medicine in Bunyore: A Research question.” Seminar Paper presented at the Department of Development Studies, Moi University, Kenya, 8 April 1995.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Challenging the Orthodoxies: The Role of Ethnicity and Regional Nationalism in Leadership and Democracy in Africa.” Conference Paper presented at the UNESCO Conference, Kericho, Kenya, 28 – 31 May 1995.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Literary Artist and the Historian in Africa as Bedfellows: Problems and Prospects for the Future.” Conference Paper presented at the Symposium of the Historical Association of Kenya (HAK), Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya, 5 – 6 August 1995.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Government Policy, Environmental conservation and Social Sciences Research in Kenya: New Paradigms.” Conference Paper presented at the First OSSREA Conference in Kenya, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 7 – 8 August 1995.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Regionalism and Academic Merit in Training Opportunity Allocation: The Quota System in Tertiary Education in Kenya.” Conference Paper presented at the sixth BOLESWA Symposium, Gaborone, Botswana 7 – 11 August 1995.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “East African sub-region at crossroads: Political Struggle, Turmoil amidst Environmental Degradation: New Paradigms.” Paper presented at the Conference on Environment and Development, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 12-15 September 1995.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Conflict, Myth-Making and Democratic Revival in Africa Today: Implications for the Populace.” Paper presented at the 5th Conference of Pan African Anthropologists on Anthropology, Population and Challenges of our Time“, African Association of Anthropologists, Nairobi, Kenya, 15 – 19 October 1995.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Education for the 21st Century: The Future of Adult Education in a Democratic Kenya.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Adult Education and Training in Reconstruction and Development, Cape Town, South Africa, 8 – 10 November 1995.

1994

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Portrait of a philosopher: Ngugi wa Thiong’o’ works and contribution to Kenya’s History with special reference to The River Between and A Grain of wheat.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Ngugi’s Texts, Penn State University, Pennsylvania. March 3 – 6, 1994.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Political Aspects on the running of Education in Kenya: A Critical Retrospection.”  Paper Presented at the All-Africa Conference on Comparative Education, Duduville, Nairobi, Kenya, June 14th – 16th, 1994.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Human Rights and Democracy in Kenya.” Seminar Paper, Centre for African Studies, University f Florida, U.S.A. September 1994.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Leadership in Africa.” Seminar Paper, Institute of Black Culture, University of Florida, U.S.A September 1994.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Missing Link” Avenues for the Democratization of Education in Kenya and Botswana: A comparative critical Retrospection.” Conference Paper, fourth southern African Comparative and History of Education Society (SACHES) International Conference Gaborone, Botswana 25 – 27 October 1994.

Professional and Editorial Work

  1. Editor, East Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences (EAJHS) published by the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi.
  2. Editor-in-chief, Kenya Studies Review, published by Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA), Ohio, since 2009.
  3. Reviews articles for the International Journal of Educational Development (IJED), 2000-2007.
  4. Editorial Adviser of Ife Journal of the Humanities and Social Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
  5. Reviews articles for Africa Today (published by Indiana University Press), 2005- to the present.
  6. Editor of Studies in the Economic History of Kenya (Edwin Mellen Press), 2009.
  7. Co-editor of Lifelong Learning in Africa (Edwin Mellen Press), 2009.
  8. Chaired many conference panels and presentations
  9. Chaired many PhD and Masters Examination sessions

Contributions in Newspapers and magazines

Sample contributions in popular press

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, Why Kenya is losing teaching staff and students to regional universities. Daily Nation. Friday April 8, 2011. Op-Ed. Page 12.

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Delays: Graduate Students Solely to Blame.” Daily Nation. Nairobi, Kenya. Tuesday June 14, 2011. Page 13.

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Reintroduce A-Level education system like other East African countries.” Saturday Nation. Nairobi, Kenya.June 25, 2011. Page 13.

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Replace 8-4-4 System yes, but with what?” Daily Nation. Nairobi, Kenya. Thursday December 29, 2011. Page 13.

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “A second Cold War has broken out in Africa, but this time it’s over resources.” Daily Nation. Nairobi, Kenya.Thursday July 25, 2013. Page 13.

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “There is urgent need to arrest Somali threat.” Daily Nation. Nairobi, Kenya. Monday June 18, 2011.Page 13.

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Truth Commission has no capacity to deliver any kind of results soon.” Daily Nation. Nairobi, Kenya. Thursday March 24, 2011. Page 13.

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Mudavadi Needs to Counter Raila’s Propaganda Machine- Fast.” Western Times. Nairobi, Kenya. 20-26 May 2012. Pages 16-17.

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Why Kenyans take forever to acquire PhDs.” Daily Nation. Nairobi, Kenya. Wednesday April 20, 2011. Page 13.

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi., “Our Universities riddled with academic frauds who rely solely on tattered notes.” Daily Nation. Nairobi, Kenya. Thursday January 26, 2012. Page 13.

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Devolution is about development, not how women should sit on motorcycles.”  Daily Nation. Nairobi, Kenya. Thursday August 29, 2013. Page 13.

 

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Arrogant Ochieng’ cannot hold candle to great writers like Ngugi and Mazrui.” Daily Nation. Nairobi, Kenya. November 29, 2013. Page 13.

http://mobile.nation.co.ke/news/Arrogant-Ochieng–cannot-hold-candle-for-Mazrui/1950946-2093652-format-xhtml-qt0u4x/index.html

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Kenyan scholars should drop crab mentality.” Daily Nation. . Nairobi, Kenya. Friday June 27 2014.

http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/weekend/Kenyan-scholars-should-drop-crab-mentality/1220-2363806-1mevf0z/index.html

·         Maurice N. Amutabi, “Intellectual who loved controversy.” Daily Nation. Nairobi, Kenya. Friday November 7 2014.

http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/weekend/1220-2514978-qw2gjmz/index.html

Fellowships, Grants, Honors and Awards

  • Research Grant, Swedish Research Council, Stockholm, 2017 – 2019
  • Research Grant, Swedish Research Council, Stockholm, 2014- 2016
  • Research Grant, MIMA, Sweden, Popular Education Project for Eastern Africa, 2014-2017
  • Research Grant on Social Protection in Kenya, by The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), a not-for-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya, 2012-2015
  • Research project funded by Africa Initiative, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Canada, Scarcities in the Rangelands in Kenya: Assessment of Food Security and Water Needs among Pastoralist Groups in Northern Kenya. Research Grant, November 2012-2014
  • Lead Consultant, Research Project on: Dynamics of Devolved Government System in Kenya, 2013-2014
  • Action Aid Research Project on Stop Violence Against Girls in Schools (SVAGS), Kenya funded by BIG Lottery Fund, United Kingdom, 2011-2014
  • UNESCO Travel Grant to attend CONFINTIA preparatory conference in Nairobi, Kenya, October 31 to November 9, 2008
  • College of Arts and Humanities (CWU), 2008 Outstanding Faculty Research Award, May 13, 2008
  • CWU President’s Spheres of Distinction Grant to support creation of African American and African and Black Diaspora Studies Program at CWU, 2007
  • Travel Grant, College of Arts and Humanities, Central Washington University, 2007
  • Travel Grant, College of Arts and Humanities, Central Washington University, 2006
  • UNESCO Travel and Conference Grant. Forum for Higher Education, Paris, France, 2004
  • Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Washington, DC. Insecurity and Globalization in Eastern Africa: The Case of Pastoralist Regions, 2003/4
  • University of Illinois, Graduate College International Travel Grant, 2003/4
  • University of Illinois, Department of History Research Fellowship, 2003
  • Phi Kappa Phi, University of Illinois, Outstanding Scholar Award, 2003
  • Dissertation grant-in-aid, Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller, Foundation, New York, March, 2003
  • CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal, Research Grant. National Working Group on Kenya: To Research on Democrat Transition in Kenya. November 2002
  • UNESCO’s continent-wide Africa Book Project; commissioned to write one of the volumes on the African Indigenous Education Textbook Series (2002-2004), UNESCO Education Institute, Hamburg, Germany. Received award in Gaborone, Botswana, August 2002
  • Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Grant on Research in “Conflict Areas” for Research in the Ilemi Triangle of East Africa (together with Kenneth Inyani Simala), August. 2002
  • Research grant-in-aid, Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller Foundation, New York, March 2002
  • Travel Grant; Center for African Studies, Stanford University, California. April, 2002
  • Travel Grant, Coleman Institute, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), February 2002
  • University of Illinois, Department of History. Conference Travel Grant, 2001
  • Conference Travel Grant, Institute of Global and Cultural Studies, State University of New York, Binghamton, April, 2001
  • Conference Grant, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin, March, 2001
  • J.W Fulbright Junior Scholars Fellowship, 2000-2002
  • Research Grant from Action-Aid Kenya to investigate “the Problems of Cattle-Rustling in Northern Kenya (1998-1999)
  • Association for World Education (AWE) Research Grant on Research on Women in Mining Areas in Kenya, 1998
  • Fellowship sponsorship from the Democracy Fund of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to attend a workshop on “Globalization, Lifelong Learning and Active Citizenship” at Copenhagen, Denmark (27 April – 14 May 1997)
  • Grant from the International Consortium on Experiential Learning (ICEL) to attend Seminar at Cape Town, South Africa (June 1996)
  • Grant from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the University of Western Cape, South to attend an conference on Adult Education and Training in Reconstruction and development: Lessons from the South and the North held in Cape Town, South Africa in November, 1995
  • Won Award Competition on Program on Governance and Peace, and Professional Development Fellowship (PDF) University of Florida, Center for African Studies, Gainesville, U.S.A.  15th December 1994 administered by the University of Florida on behalf of the Ford Foundation, 1994
  • University of Nairobi Post-Graduate Scholarship, 1989 – 91
  • Government of Kenya Scholarship for Undergraduate study at the University of Nairobi, 1986-1989

 

 

  1. UNIVERSITY SERVICE
  2. University

Training, mentoring and other service

  • Training of students and staff in Research Methodology workshops, Kisii University
  • Training in Grant Proposal Writing and Fundraising for students and staff, Kisii University
  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa – Training and mentoring of colleagues in writing conference papers and research proposals
  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa – Training of students and staff in research methodology
  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa – Member of Research Committee at CUEA
  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa – Member of the University Fundraising Committee
  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa – Member of University Senate
  • Central Washington University – Member of the Department of History Curriculum Committee, 2009-2010
  • Central Washington University – Library Representative, Department of History, 2009-2010
  • Central Washington University – Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta, 2009-2010

Africana and Black Studies Program (ABS) at Central Washington University

  • Founder member of the Africana and Black Studies Program (ABS), Central Washington University, 2005-2010
  • Member of the Africana and Black Studies (ABS) ad hoc committee, Central Washington University, 2005
  • Web manager for the ABS website, Central Washington University, 2005-2010
  • Assisted in design and development of the program and curriculum
  • Member of the team that prepared the Spheres of Distinction grant that launched the ABS program, Central Washington University
  • Served as general advisor to undergraduates in Africana and Black Studies Program, Central Washington University
  • Outreach and recruitment programs for Africana and Black Studies Program
  • Living and Learning Community, Central Washington University

Douglas Honors College, Central Washington University

  • Advisor to honors students, 2007-2010, Central Washington University
  • Gave lecture on the visit of 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Prof. Wangari Maatahi, April 2008, Central Washington University

Study Abroad and International Programs

  • Organized a study trip to Ghana (with Dr. Cynthia Coe, Philosophy Department) – 2006-2007, Central Washington University
  • Organized a study trip to South Africa – Spring break – 2007-2008 (successful)
  • Organized a study trip to South Africa (with Dr. Cynthia Coe, Philosophy Department) – 2008-2009, Central Washington University
  • Organized a study trip to South Africa 2009-2010, Central Washington University

President’s Diversity Council, Central Washington University

  • Member of the University President’s Diversity Council, 2006-2010, Central Washington University
  • Chairperson of International Commission of the Diversity Council, 2007-2009, Central Washington University
  • Organized panel on Africa and African American studies during the International Education Week, November 2007, Central Washington University
  • Organized panel on Islam during the International Education Week, November 2006, Central Washington University

Service Learning

  • Member of AS-L Faculty Fellows Seminar – Service Learning, 2007-2009, Central Washington University

 

Committee work at Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

 

  • Member of Senate, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
  • Member of the Deans Committee, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
  • Member of the University Management Planning Committee, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
  • Member of Faculty Board, FASSC, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
  • Member of the University Awards Committee, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
  • Served on several senate ad hoc committees, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
  • Member of University Fundraising Committee, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

 

 

 

Dissertation Advising/Supervision

Selected Masters Theses supervised to completion

 

Cynthia Amati, Master’s thesis. An Assessment of Community Participation in Ecotourism: A Case Study from the Foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Office of Graduate Studies and Research Central Washington University., USA. 2008.

 

Ireri, Joyce Wambui, “Child Labour and School Attendance in Kenya: Focus on Kiambaa Division, Kiambu County,” Faculty of Education, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2013.

 

Aquinata Agonga, The Conflict between cultural norms and government policy in HIV and AIDS Education: Focus on Iteso of Busia County, Kenya. Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations, Hekima College, A Constituent College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi. 2012

 

Barack Hussein Kedir, The Challenges of African Union (AU) in Peace Building: A Case of Somalia. Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations, Hekima College, A Constituent College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi. 2012.

 

Anne W. Kamau, Local Community Peace building in Kenya: A case study of Dagoretti District Committee in Nairobi. Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations, Hekima College, A Constituent College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi. 2013

 

Christopher Chumba, Policing and terrorism in Nairobi, Kenya. Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Masinde Muliro University Of Science And Technology. 2011

 

Zephania Kiprono Chebii, “Cattle Rustling and Socio economic implications in Kenya: The Case Study of Tot and Tunyo Divisions of Elgeyo Marakwet County.” Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2013.

 

Wilbrodah Adhiambo Orina, Assessment of Factors Leading to Early retirement of Public Secondary School Teachers in Kenya: Focus on Kajiado County. Faculty of Education, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2013. Masters

 

Selected Doctoral (PhD) Theses supervised to completion

Eliza Johannes, The Dynamics of Female Access to Formal Schooling Among Pastoralist Communities in Kenya: A Case of Turkana District in Northern Kenya. Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Policy Studies in the Graduate College of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010, Urbana, Illinois, USA.

 

Francis Owino, The Role of Sports in National Cohesion and Integration in Kenya. Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Masinde Muliro University Of Science And Technology. 2011.

 

Sr. Justina Syonzi Ndaita “Shaping Education in Africa to the New World Order Perspective: An Examination of the influence of Principals’ Instructional Quality Assurance Role on Students’ Academic Performance Kenya.” Faculty of Education, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2013.

 

Samson Ikinya Kariuki, Technician Engineering Training and Employability in Kenya: Focus on Thika and Meru Technical Training Institutes. Faculty of Education, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2013.

 

Susan Lyria Karuti, Gender Construction and Schooling in Kenya: Femininity, Masculinity and Students’ Academic Performance in Public Secondary Schools in Meru County, Kenya. Faculty of Education, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2013.

 

Florence Muia, Peace Building and the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission in Nakuru County, Kenya, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Centre for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), Kenya, 2015

 

Linnet Hamasi, Women’s Knowledge Systems in Peace building among pastoral communities of Kenya: Focus on Elgeyo Marakwet County, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies , Centre for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), Kenya, 2015

 

Christopher Khisa, The influence of livestock rustling on socio-economic development in Marsabit and Samburu counties, Kenya, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies , Centre for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), Kenya, 2016

 

Justus Katoo Musya, Post election violence in Kennya and implications for informal settlements, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies , Centre for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), Kenya, 2016

 

 

Undergraduate Projects

 

Lucy Nyambura Makau, Political Factors Influencing the Performance of the Broadcast Media in Kenya. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. May 2011.

 

Sammy Njery Gatere, Media and Democratization Process in Kenya. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. May 2011.

 

Alachu Athanus Ouyo, The Impact of Political Corruption on Public Service in Nambale Division, Busia County, Kenya. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 2011.

 

Kimita, Joyce Njoki, Accessibility of Women Enterprise and Development Fund in Kenya. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. May 2011.

 

Griffin Abuyeka Enane, The Church and Democratization: A Case Study of Anglican Church of Kenya, Nairobi. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. May 2011.

 

Abidha, Desmond Midigo, Socio-Political Factors Affecting the Sustainability of Community Development Projects in Bondo District: A Case Study of Nyang’oma Division, Kenya. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. August 2011.

 

Ngigi, Kevin Njenga. Public Policy Reforms and Governance in Dagoretti Constituency, Nairobi County, Kenya. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. July 2012.

 

Kevin Omondi Otieno, An Inquiry into the Cultural Factors Influencing Women’s Participation in Elective Positions in Kakamega County. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. July 2012.

 

Mbithi, Sharon Mwikali, Gender Role in Political Participation: A Case Study of Kacheliba Constituency. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya August 2012.

 

Ondari, Yvonne Kwamboka, Social Stratification and Voting Patterns in Kenya: A case study of the Makadara Constituency. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. July 2012.

 

Muraguri, Caroline Muthoni, The Effect of Privatization on the Performance of Public Enterprises: A Critical Analysis of Telkom Orange Kenya. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. August 2012.

 

John Kyalo Nzina, The Impact of Mass Media on Political Participation Among the Youth in Nairobi County. Case of Youth in Kasarani Constituency. August 2013. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya August 2013.

 

Deng, Gabriel Aguer, The Political Dimension of Cattle Rustling ub South Sudan: A Case Study of Jonglei State, 1991-2012. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. February 2013.

 

Timanoi, Alais Marindae, Effects of Ujamaa Policy o the Performance of the Contemporary Tanzanian Government: Case of 2010-2015 Tanzanian Government. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. August 2013.

 

Kaleke, Moses Ampai, An Evaluation of the Effect of Family Breakdown on Learners: A Case Study of Mau Division in Narok County, Kenya. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 2013.

 

Lydia Nzula Nthenge, The Role of Knowledge About Special Needs Education in Primary School Teachers on Effective Inclusive Learning: Focus on Mweni Zone, Nzaui District, Kenya. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. June 2013.

 

  • Supervisor of many PhD and Master’s students at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) as well as at Hekima College, Masinde Muliro University Of Science and Technology and Kisii University
  • Currently serves on over ten PhD student committees as first or second supervisor at other universities

Thesis committee at Central Washington University

  • Thesis committee of Cynthia Amati, 2007-8
  • Thesis committee of Richard Duarte, 2007-2009

 

Internal and External examiner at MA and PhD thesis defense

  • Abdulahi Mohamed Hersi, External Examiner’s Report .Title of thesis: The politics of Power-Sharing and the Management of Intractable Clan Conflict in Somalia, PhD thesis. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, May 15, 2015.
  • Murumba Wangamati, External Examiner’s Report on PhD Thesis, PhD. Title of thesis: Influence of Regime Types on Integration within the Framework of the East African Community. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), May 22, 2015.

 

  • Githinji Catherine Wairimu, The Evolution of Cooperative Societies in Nyandarua County of Kenya. A Case of Karagoni Marketing Cooperative Society in Ndaragwa Division (1965-2000), Kenyatta University. Masters thesis

 

  • Germano Kaburu Marangu, The impact of Mungiki on Sustainable of peace initiatives in Kenya case study of Kiambu County, Master’s thesis, St. Pauls University, Limuru, Kenya, 16th July, 2013

 

  • Boniface Wamilu Miundu, Evaluation effectiveness of Community Based after care programmes on post panel juvenile offenders: A survey of central Kenya, Master’s thesis, St. Pauls University, Limuru, Kenya, 16th July, 2013

 

  • Ruth Tezira Kade, An Assessment of the effects of cultural Beliefs on Economic Development: a case study of the Tore Payam in Yei County, Central Equatorial State, South Sudan. , Master’s thesis, St. Pauls University, Limuru, Kenya, 16th July, 2013

 

  • Yattan Golo Yattan, Effects of Marginalization on Socio-economic Development a case study of the wailwana community in Tana River and Garrisa counties of Kenya, , Master’s thesis, St. Pauls University, Limuru, Kenya, 16th July, 2013

 

  • Yeshiwa Assefa Abebe, Effects of protrated war on the means of livelihood of Umdourine Locality in Nuba Mountains of Sudan, , Master’s thesis, St. Pauls University, Limuru, Kenya, 16th July, 2013

 

  • Charles Angira, External Examiner’s Report, Title of Thesis: Intractable conflicts and sustainable development in West Pokot and Turkana Counties of Kenya. Date:   6th June 2014. Kenyatta University. Master’s thesis

 

  • Maina Kinyua, Democratic Transition and the Chiefs Office in Ndia Constituency of Kirinyaga County, 1991 to 2010. Kenyatta University. Masters.

 

  • Omona Andrew David (Rev), Resolution of intrastate Conflicts in Africa: Case Study Northern Uganda. Kenyatta University. PhD thesis

 

  • Kosygin Aberi, Culture and Cross Border Conflicts between the Maasai and Kuria of Western Kenya 1920-1963. Kenyatta University.  Masters.

 

  • Maina Kinyua, Democratic Transition and the Chiefs Office in Ndia Constituency of Kirinyaga County, 1991 to 2010. Kenyatta University. Masters.

 

  • John Nyambega, Thesis Examination Report CUEA September 2012-09-18, Thesis title: Role of the Catholic Church as the sponsor in managing secondary school students’ Discipline and character formation in the Catholic Diocese of Kisii, Kenya. PhD. The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).

 

  • Hilda Mogire, Thesis Examination Report CUEA October 2011-10-30, Title of thesis: Evaluation of the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) Young Professionals Programme – Kenya. PhD. The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).

 

  • Mary Mugwe, Thesis Examination Report CUEA October 2011-10-30. Title of thesis: An empirical study of the status of private supplementary tutoring in public primary schools in Nairobi County. Masters

 

  • Mary Kathambi Kinoti, Examiner’s Report on PhD Thesis, September 12, 2011. Title of thesis: The Response of Christian Faith Based Organizations (CFBOs) to the Spiritual and Psychological Needs of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya. PhD thesis. The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).

 

  • Lutomia George Akolo, Thesis Examination External Examination Report for Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, 23rd August, 2011, Title of thesis:  The influence of internal and external conflicts on public secondary school students’ academic performance in Western province, Kenya. PhD thesis.

 

  • Buchere Philip Brightone, Ph.D Thesis entitled “Training of Provincial Administrators and their role in conflict management within Rift Valley Province, Kenya,” Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, 2012.
  • Lydia Nyaguthi Wambugu, Thesis Examination Report CUEA, August 12, 2012. Title of the thesis: A comprehensive analysis of academic performance on Bachelor of Education (science) Distance and On Campus Learners at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. PhD thesis. The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). August 2012.

 

  • Joseph M. Mutei, Rethinking the Practices of Polygamy in Islam in Kenya: Focus on Mombasa and Nairobi Counties. PhD Thesis. The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). September 2012.
  • Masters Degree Examination of Douglas Burnham, 2008, Central Washington University
  • Masters Degree Examination of Sara-June Treadwell, 2008, Central Washington University
  • Masters Degree Examination of Jeanine Alen Bator, 2008, Central Washington University

Lukenya University, Kenya

 

Vice Chancellor and Chair of the Lukenya University Management Board, Lukenyaai University, Kenya since December 2016 to present

 

Chair, Lukenya University Planning Committee, Lukenya University

 

Chair, Lukenya University Senior Staff appointments committee

 

Secretary, Lukenya University Governing Council, December 2016 to present

 

Member, Joint University Management Board and Board of Trustees, Lukenya University, Kenya, December 2016

 

Kisii University

 

Chair of Kisii University Committees

 

Chair of the Kisii University Deans’ Committee, Academic Affairs Division, Kisii University, Kenya since August 2013

 

Chair of Student Welfare Authority, Students Affairs Division, Kisii University, since August 2013

 

Chair of Research and Publications Committee, Kisii University, since August 2013

 

Chair of ICT Committee, Kisii University, since August 2013

 

Chair of Library Committee, Kisii University, since August 2013

 

 

 

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya

 

Member of University Management Board, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, 2010-2013

 

Member of the Deans Committee, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, 2010-2013

 

Secretary, Research and Publications Committee, 2010-2013

Advisor to African Students’ Organization (ASO), at Central Washington University (CWU)

  • Patron and advisor to the Central Washington University African Students Association. 2007-2010

College of Arts and Humanities ad hoc duties at Central Washington University

  • Member of the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) Task Force, 2009, Central Washington University
  • Member of the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) Diversity Observatory, 2009-2010, Central Washington University
  • Judge, CAH Achievements and Awards Competition, 2009, Central Washington University
Central Washington University (CWU) online community
  • Member of the CWU online Learning Community – a group with interest in online teaching and meets regularly to share ways of improving online learning at Central Washington University (CWU)
Search Committees
  • Chair, promotions and appointments committee, Lukenya University, Main Campus, Mtito Andei, Kenya
  • Chair, committee on short listing and appraisal of academic staff at Kisii University, Kenya
  • Member of various search committees for senior academic staff at Kisii University
  • Members of various search committees at the catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Member of search Committee, Geography Department, to recruit an Assistant professor in Geography, 2007, Central Washington University, Washington, USA
  • Member of search committee, to hire a Study Abroad Adviser, 2008, Central Washington University, Washington, USA
More service
  • Organized the Second International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference at the Kisii University, June 2015
  • Organized the First International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference at the Kisii University, June 2014
  • Organized the Second International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference at Kisii University, June 2015 held at Eldoret Campus of Kisii University
  • Organized the first International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa that brought together over 500 scholars from 15 countries, in 2012 at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)
  • Organized the Second International Annual Interdisciplinary Conference at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa Participated in World Language Day by organizing the Organization of African Students to make a group presentation on Swahili Hip Hop, 2007
  •  “Invisible Children in Northern Uganda: Origins of the Crisis.” Invited talk to a student forum organized by Central Washington University Students, May 8, 2006
  •  “Redefining Development in and on African Terms: Negotiating and Designing Africa’s Roadmap towards Re-taking the Lead in World Affairs.” Keynote address, presented at conference on Africa’s Development in the Global Encounters, organized by African Students’ Organization (ASO), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 8, 2006
  •  “The Canon and African History” under Department of History, Faculty/Student panel ‘Theory and Canonicity,’ Department of History Panel, March 31, 2005
  • Publishing as Graduate Student: Turning Dissertation Chapters into publications and publications into Dissertation Chapters.”The Sixth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women’s and Gender History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. March 10-12, 2005
  • Seminar/workshops Coordinator, Department of Development Studies – Moi University, Kenya (1995-2000).
  • Faculty Representative – The Honorary Degree Awards and Prizes Committee, Moi University, Kenya, 1994-2000.
  • Graduate Studies Coordinator, Department of Development Studies – Moi University, Kenya (1998-2000).
  • Internal Patron, Vihiga University Students Association (VUSA), Moi University (1996-7)
VII. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
  1. Membership in Professional Associations
  • Organization of Social Science Research in Eastern Africa (OSSREA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • African Studies Association (ASA), USA
  • American Historical Association (AHA)
  • Association of Third World Studies (ATWS), USA
  • Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Dakar, Senegal
  • Historical Association of Kenya (HAK), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA)
  • Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society (SACHES)
  • African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA)
  1. Offices Held in Professional Associations
  • President, African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA)
  • Vice President, Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA), 2007-2017
  • Treasurer, Kenya Chapter of the Organization of Social Science Research in Eastern Africa (OSSREA).
  • Convener, KESSA Caucus during the African Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 2006
  • Liaison Officer of the Organization of Social Science Research in Eastern Africa (OSSREA), Moi University Chapter (1997-2000).
  • Chairman, Association for World Education (AWE), Kenya Chapter (1996-2000).
  1. Evaluation of Manuscripts for Journals and Books Publishers and of Grant Proposals for Agencies
  • External Grant reviewer, College of Staten Island, City University of New York, January-February 2008-2010
  • Reviewed an article for the Natural Resources Forum: A United Nations Sustainable Development Journal, 2007
  • Reviewed grant proposal for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2007
  • Peer reviewed articles for the International Journal of Educational Development (IJED), since 1997-2007
  • Peer reviewed articles for Africa Today, Indiana University Press, since 2005-2010

VIII. Community Service

  • External Examiner, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), Kakamega, Kenya
  • External Examiner at Kenyatta University, Kenya
  • External Examiner in Peace and Conflict Studies Program at African Nazarene University (ANU), Ongata Rongai, Kenya
  • External Examiner at University of Kabianga, Kericho, Kenya
  • External Examiner at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
  • External Examiner at Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
  • External Examiner at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare
  • External Examiner at St. Paul’s University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Internal and External examiner at CUEA and other universities, to the present
  • Editorial Adviser of Ife Journal of the Humanities and Social Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
  • Guest lecture, Morgan Middle School, Ellensburg, 2007
  • Talk at Hearthstone Cottage (retirement home), 2008
  • Church Elder, Liberty Church of God, Champaign, Illinois, 2000-2005
  • Member of Board of Governors (B.O.G), Ebunangwe Secondary School, Vihiga, Kenya,  (1994-2000)
  • Chairman, Abeene Initiatives (a local Community-Based Organization – CBO in Kakamega, Kenya) 1996-2002
  • Treasurer, amd member of school committee, Kimalel Primary School, 1998-2000
  • Participated in organizing Dia de los Ninos Day held at Ellensburg High School at the invitation of Dr. Catherine Connery of the College of Education and Professional Studies May 5, 2007.
  1. Consultancies
  • National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), Nairobi, 2016
  • Office of the President, Boundaries Office, 2016
  • National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), Nairobi, 2012-2013
  • Action Aid, Kenya, Project on Girl Child and Education in Kenya, 2012-2013
  • UNDP, Project on Manual on Cohesion and Integration, Kenya, 2011
  • Consultant, National Commission of Cohesion and Integration 2011-2012
  • Consultant, Ministry of Justice and Cohesion, Kenya, 2013
  • Huntington Consultancies, Nairobi, project on indigenous methods of conflict resolution in Kenya
  • Association for World Education (AWE), Kenya, project on access to Adult Education in Kenya, 2005-2009.
  • Action Aid Kenya, Pastoralism and Livestock Keeping in Northern Kenya, 1996-2000.
  • Turkana Youth Initiative (TUYI), Peace-building and conflict resolution programs and projects, 2000
  • Yiga Ng’okola Institute, Mbale, Uganda on Poverty alleviation and peace-building, 1999-2000.
  • World Vision, Mobile Schools in Northern Kenya, 1998.
  • Partnership for Productvity Foundation, on income generating, poverty alleviation and women groups in Vihiga District, Western Province, Kenya, 1997.
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Ebunangwe Community Water Project, Social Needs Survey, Vihiga District, 1996-97.
  1. Referees

 

Prof. Ruth N. Otunga, PhD

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs

University of Eldoret,

P.O. Box 1125 (30100)

Eldoret, Kenya

Tel.0722699864

E-mail: rotunga@yahoo.com

 

Prof. Elinami Swai, PhD

Dean, Faculty of Education
Open University of Tanzania
P.O. Box 23409
Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania

E-mail: swaiev@gmail.com
Tell:255-022-2668992/2668820/2668445/26687455
Fax:022-2668759
Cell: (255) 076-722-8353; (255) 068-722-8353

 

Prof. Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o, PhD,

Chair, Department of International Studies,

Rhodes College,

2000 North Parkway

Memphis, TN 38112, USA

Tel: (901)-843-3823

E-Mail: NasongoS@rhodes.edu

 

Prof. Mary Nyangweso Wangila, MPhil, THM, PhD
Peel Distinguished Chair in Religious Studies
Religious Studies Program
Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
East Carolina University
A-327 Brewster Building • Greenville, NC 27858-4353
252-737-2422 office • 252-328-6121 assistant • 252-328-6301 fax
wangilam@ecu.edu

 

Prof. Frederick Wanyama, PhD

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs)

Kisii University, P. O. Box 408 (40200),

Kisii, Kenya

E-mail: fwanyama@hotmail.com or  dpaa@kisiiuniversity.ac.ke

Tel: Tel: 254-722233479

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Degree, Diploma and Certificate Programs at Lukenya University

We are still accepting applications for September in take 2017 and accepting for January 2018. We welcome you to apply to join Lukenya University, which is duly accredited by the Government of Kenya through the Commission for University Education (CUE) as a private university in Kenya, located in Kibwezi in Makueni County. The University received its Letter of Interim Authority from the Commission for Higher Education (CHE), on November 16th, 2015. The letter of Interim Authority is the first accreditation step for private Universities in Kenya. The University offers the following programs:

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Programme Minimum qualifications Mode of Study Duration Tuition Fee
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)–          Finance

–          Accounting

–          Strategic Management

–          Human Resource Management

–          Entrepreneurship & Small Business

–          Purchasing & Supplies Management

Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE with a C (plain) in Mathematics & English/Kiswahili OR Diploma in related field from a recognized institution Full Time/ Part time 4 years Ksh. 43,500.00 Per  Trimester
Diploma programsDiploma in Human Resource Management, Diploma in Business Management, Diploma in supply chain Management, Diploma in social work and community development, Diploma in Agriculture, Diploma in building and construction, Diploma in food and beverage, Diploma in Sales and Marketing, Diploma in Marketing Management, Diploma in Co-operative Management, Diploma in Hotel & Hospitality Management, Diploma in Ecotourism & Hospitality Management, Diploma in Project Management, Diploma in County Leadership Management, Diploma in Procurement & Logistics Management, Mean  Grade C- OR  Certificate in a related area  with  a credit pass from a recognized institution Full Time/ Part time 2  Years
Certificate coursesCertificate in Sales & Marketing, Certificate in Human Resource Management, Certificate in Stores and Supplies, Certificate in Project Management, Certificate in Project Management, Certificate in Business Administration, Certificate in Marketing Management, Certificate in Co-operative Management , Certificate in Eco-tourism & Hospitality Management, Certificate in Hotel & Hospitality Management, Certificate in Accounting & Finance, Certificate in Secretarial Management & Administration, Certificate in Risk Management, Certificate in Credit Management, Certificate in Financial Analysis KCSE Mean Grade  of  D+ (plus ) or its equivalent OR Certificate holders  in related areas from recognized institutions Full Time/ Part time 3 months
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Bachelor of Education -Arts (Options: English& Literature, History & Religious Studies, Geography& Kiswahili, Maths & Business, etc) Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE and above (Or equivalent) with a C+ (plus) in subjects of specialization. OR Two Principals & two Subsidiary Pass in KACE   OR S1 or diploma in the relevant area, with two years teaching experience Full Time/ Part time/school based 4 years Ksh. 43,500.00 Per  Trimester
Post GraduateDiploma in Education (P.G.D.E) First Degree from a recognized university with two teaching subjects Full time  & School based 1 year Kshs. 35,000 per trimester
Diploma in Teacher Education, Diploma in ECDE  KCSE with a minimum of D+ and a P1 certificate with a teaching experience of at least two years   OR  KCSE mean grade of  C with a P1 certificate Full time and school based Kshs. 20,500 per trimester
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Diploma in Criminology & Security studies, Diploma in Public Administration & Political Science, Diploma in Community Development, Diploma in County Management, Diploma in Project Planning, Diploma in County Leadership and Management, Diploma in Community and Social Development, Diploma in Social Work, Diploma in Public Relations, Diploma in Project Planning & Development. Mean  Grade C- OR  Certificate in a related area  with  a credit pass from a recognized institution Full time and part time
Certificate in Public Relations, Certificate in Social Work, Certificate in Community & Social Development ,Certificate in East African Community Affairs, Certificate in Disaster Management,  Certificate in Public Administration and Evaluation, Certificate in Electoral Law, Administration and Management, Certificate in County Management and Governance, Certificate in Criminology & Security Studies KCSE Mean Grade  of D+ (plus ) or its equivalent OR  Certificate holders  in related areas from recognized institutions Full time 4 months Kshs. 20,500 per trimester

 

Proposed programmes (forthcoming)
1. Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Criminology and Security StudiesBachelor of Arts in Peace and Security Studies Mean Grade of C+ (plus) in KCSE or diploma from a recognized institution Fulltime/Part-time /School Based 4 years Kshs. 43,500 per trimester
2. MA – History, Criminology and Security Studies, Geography, Religious Studies, Literature, Linguistics, Kiswahili, Project Planning & Management, County Governance and Management, Political Science, Diplomacy and International Relations, Development Studies, Peace and Conflict, Sociology, Public Administration and Public Policy Bachelor of Arts in related field with 2nd class   upper division OR 2nd class lower division with 2years working experience Fulltime/Part-time /School Based  2 years Ksh. 55,000Per trimester
3. MBA – Finance, Accounting, Strategic Management, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, Global Economics Bachelor of Arts in related field with 2nd class   upper division OR 2nd class lower division with 2years working experience Fulltime/Part-time /School Based 2 years Kshs. 55,00 per trimester

 

 

Application forms are obtained from the Admissions Office free or charge. There is no application fee for all the programmes at Lukenya University.  Application forms are obtained through our website http://www.lukenyauniversity.ac.ke/index.php  which will be filled and sent together with copies of relevant certificates to: The Registrar – Academic and Students Affairs, The Lukenya University, P.O Box: 619 – 00204 Athi River, Kenya

Apply now and attach copies of relevant certificates, passport size photograph.

 

Payment Mode: Electronic money transfer, money order or bankers’ cheques payable to Lukenya University.

 

Co -operative bank, Athiriver Branch, A/C number 01120065233804 payable at any Co-operative Bank Branch

OR Kenya commercial Bank, Machakos Branch, Acc. No. 1154128822 A/C Name: Lukenya College

 

For further information call           

Tel: 0790-444000 / 0791-444000

E-mail: info@lukenyauniversity.ac.ke

 

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, Vice Chancellor, The Lukenya University

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Call for Papers for the 8th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2018 at Multimedia University of Kenya

Call for Papers for the 8th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2018 at Multimedia University of Kenya

 

General conference theme: Development from below and from above in Africa

 

Conference Venue: Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Sponsors: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA), Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED) and Multimedia University of Kenya

 

Africa has been willing and unwilling recipient of many models of development, some of which have been top down while others have been bottom up. Many of these models have been developed outside Africa while others have been generated largely from within the continent. Fifty years after independence, there are many countries in Africa which are still struggling to find which models are suitable to their development needs. They are still looking for way forward in terms of which development models work better. There is an emergence of development models that are hybrids of bottom up and top down in which there is a middle ground. in Kenya for example, the creation of the devolved units at County level is seen as a middle ground, the same to states in Nigeria and some regions in South Africa. The tensions between devolved units and national or federal governments in Africa suggest that hybrids have their own challenges as well. Julius Nyerere’s Ujamaa and Jomo Kenyatta’s Harambee have often been seen as development models from above while others see them as having grassroots origins. What are some of the top down or bottom up development models that have worked successfully in Africa? To what extent are these development models internal or external? How can we determine success of a development model? What are the parameters and characteristics that one needs to look for, to determine success or failure of a development model? What is the way forward? These are some of the questions that the conference organizers hope will be answered by participants.

 

Organized and hosted by African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA) and the Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED), this 8th International Interdisciplinary Conference will be held on June 27 to 30, 2018 at Nairobi, Kenya. The conference will bring together scholars from all over the world to make presentations on matters that touch on Africa. Submission of abstracts: Send abstracts of between 250 and 500 words, including full contact details (title, name, address, email-address, and telephone) as well as institutional affiliation by March 30, 2018 to Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi at mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or neddylinnet@gmail.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com or Amutabi@gmail.com  or centredrd@gmail.com

 

The deadline for submission of full papers or PowerPoint presentation is May 30, 2018. Most papers presented at the conference will be selected and published in edited volumes and journals affiliated to African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA) and the Centre for Democracy, Research and Development (CEDRED). The official language of the conference is English. The conference will consist of ten colloquia organized along themes.

 

Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts – March 30, 2018

Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentation or full papers May 30, 2018

Conference dates – June 27-30, 2018

Colloquium 1: Development Approaches and Dynamics in the world

Sub Themes:

  1. Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA), Project Planning, Project Cycle, ‘Green’ development
  2. Grassroots and Community Based Development Approaches
  3. Development from below – Ujamaa, Harambee, etc
  4. Sector-based Development: Mining, Energy, Water, Pastoralism, Agriculture, Fishing, bee-keeping, Roads, Railways, Air transport, Health, taxi transport (Matatu, Daladala, etc), etc
  5. Urban and Rural Development
  6. Women, Youth and Minority Development
  7. The UN, INGOs, NGOs and Community Based Organizations in Development
  8. Foreign Aid and Western Development models
  9. Eastern Development Activities in Africa- China, India, etc
  10. Poverty Eradication, Poverty Alleviation, Poverty Reduction, Poverty Curse, etc
  11. Millennium Development Goals and Social Development Goals
  12. Social Protection and Corporate Social Responsibility
  13. Religious Organizations and Development
  14. Political Parties, Interest Groups and Development
  15. Philanthropy and Foreign Aid
  16. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 2: Environment, Business and Management of Resources

Sub-Themes:

  1. Environment, Climate Change and E-waste Management
  2. Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASALs)/Rangelands and Development
  3. International Trade, Commerce, e-Commerce and e-Baking
  4. Factories, Industries and Manufacturing
  5. Outsourcing and Africa’s ‘Silicon Valleys’ and ‘Industrial Parks’
  6. European Union, Global Finance and Development
  7. Devolution, Decentralization and Resource Mobilization
  8. Economic Planning and Management of Strategic Natural Resources
  9. Business Management, Human Resource and Entrepreneurship
  10. The Cooperative Movement, Women Groups and Savings Societies
  11. Media, Transport and Communication
  12. Regional Blocs, Integration and Regional Trade
  13. International Trade and Global Business Management
  14. Tourism, Eco-Tourism, Health-Tourism and Development
  15. Transparency and Accountability, Corruption and Ethics in Development
  16. Cable TV, English Premier League, American NBA, Cricket, Rugby and Other Sports
  17. Gambling, Betting and Pyramid schemes in Development
  18. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

 

Colloquium 3: Education and Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Education
  2. Open and Distance Learning (ODL), online learning, e-learning and e-resources
  3. Curriculum Reforms and New Pedagogies in Higher Education
  4. Higher Education, Linkages, Research, Partnerships and Publishing
  5. Industry, Linkages, Exchange Programmes and Collaborations
  6. Special Education
  7. ICT, teleconferencing, webinars, networking and e-Learning
  8. Women, Minorities and Gender mainstreaming in Education
  9. Lifelong Learning, Adult Education and Cooperative Education
  10. Science, Industry, Technology and Education
  11. Private Education and Venture Capital
  12. Technical and Vocational Education
  13. Africa Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)
  14. Research Production, Graduate Training and Repositories and anti-Plagiarism
  15. University Ranking and Funding in Higher Education
  16. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 4: Courts, Constitutions and Human Rights

Sub-Themes:

  1. International Court System, Independence of Courts in Africa
  2. Human Rights
  3. Indigenous, Local, National and Global Legal Systems
  4. Conflict Transformation and Peace Building Issues
  5. Dictatorships, Democracies and Constitutional reforms
  6. The role of women and minorities in legal issues
  7. Court reporting and Courts in Social Media
  8. Alternative Justice Systems in Africa – Councils of Elders
  9. Environmental Law and Conservation
  10. Role of Regional Blocs and UN in Arbitration in Conflicts
  11. Women, Youth and Courts
  12. Civic and Citizen Education
  13. Land, Special Courts and Small Claims Courts
  14. Human Trafficking and Global Recruitment Firms
  15. IDPs, Refugees, Illegal and Forced Migration
  16. Protocols, Agreements, Treaties and Accords
  17. Truth Commissions and Restoration of Justice
  18. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 5: Engineering, Science and Technology

Sub-Themes:

  1. Highways, Roads, Bridges and Applied Technology
  2. Technical Training, Science, Technology and Development
  3. Agriculture, livestock and fisheries
  4. Engineering and Natural Resource Management
  5. Patents, Trademarks, Technology and Innovation
  6. Manufacturing, Industry and University Collaboration
  7. Research and Development (R&D)
  8. Industrial Parks and Innovation Villages
  9. Innovation, Science, Technology and Environment
  10. ICT, Science and Technology
  11. Science, Technology and Gender
  12. Science, Children and Youth
  13. Health Tourism, Medicine, HIV and AIDS
  14. Transport (Roads, railways, ports nd harbours) and Development
  15. Informal (Jua kali) sector and non formal sector
  16. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 6: The Third Sector, Religious Organizations and non State Agencies in Development

Sub-Themes:

  1. The Third Sector and Development
  2. Islam and Christianity and Development
  3. Radical Religious Groups
  4. Media and the Church
  5. Ethics and Development
  6. Faith-Based NGOs
  7. Philanthropy and Development
  8. Religious Institutions and Development
  9. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  10. NGOs and Grassroots Development
  11. Income generating groups
  12. State corporations
  13. TV and Global Mega Evangelists
  14. Religion and Environment
  15. Religion, Gender and Women
  16. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 7: Security, Peace and Conflict

Sub-Themes:

  1. Global Security Architecture and Africa
  2. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  3. Conflict, Rebel activities, War and Violence
  4. The UN, African Union, Gender and Human Rights
  5. Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region
  6. Conflict Management
  7. War and Refugees
  8. Ethical Issues in Development
  9. Democracy, Leadership and Governance
  10. Dictatorship, term limits and Corruption
  11. Regional Bodies and peace
  12. Displacement, Refugees and International Affairs
  13. Failed and near-failed states in Africa
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 8: Library, Information and Communication Technology

Sub-Themes:

  1. a) Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  2. b) The nature and state of ICT in the world and Africa
  3. c) Mobile Libraries, Dissemination and publishing
  4. d) Library Resources and Development
  5. e) E-Library/Virtual library
  6. f) E- books/E-Journals
  7. g) Internet Research and online publishing
  8. h) Communication and Journalism
  9. i) Language, FM Radio and TV stations and Development
  10. Gender and ICT in Africa
  11. ICT and environment in Africa
  12. Business innovations in ICT – m-pesa, m-kopa, m-shwari, etc
  13. Oral literature and oral narratives and texts
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 9: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research on Diverse Fields

Sub-Themes:

  1. Challenges of invention of states and ethnic groups in Africa
  2. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Development in Africa
  3. Gender, Women and Development in Africa
  4. Corporate Social Responsibility
  5. Aid and Sectoral Development
  6. New Paradigms of Development
  7. Minority Groups and Tensions
  8. Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  9. Public Policy and Ecology
  10. Entrepreneurship and Development
  11. Minorities and Development
  12. Integrated Rural Urban Development
  13. Funding Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  14. Social, Economic and Political Research
  15. Research Regimes
  16. Opinion polls, surveys and mapping in Africa
  17. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 

Colloquium 10: Roundtables, independent panels and association meetings

Sub-Themes:

  1. Open for any panels or roundtables or association meetings
  2. Any relevant topic

 

Registration Fees:

  1. Staff from East African Universities and Organizations US$ 60 (KES 6,000)
  2. Rest of Africa US$ 150
  3. Rest of the World – Europe, North America, Asia, etc US$ 200
  4. Exhibition and advertising stand – US$ 200

 

Registration fee payments to: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

ALL GENERAL ENQUIRIES TO BE ADDRESSED TO:

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, Convenor and Chair

African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

P.O. Box 13447-00400,

Nairobi, Kenya

E-mail: africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or neddylinnet@gmail.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com or Amutabi@gmail.com

 

 

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Call for Papers for the 8th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2018 at Multimedia University of Kenya

Call for Papers for the 8th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 27 to 30, 2018 at Multimedia University of Kenya

 General conference theme: Development from below and from above in Africa

 Conference Venue: Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

Sponsors: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) and AIDAL, Multimedia University of Kenya

Africa has been willing and unwilling recipient of many models of development, some of which have been top down while others have been bottom up. Many of these models have been developed outside Africa while others have been generated largely from within the continent. Fifty years after independence, there are many countries in Africa which are still struggling to find which models are suitable to their development needs. They are still looking for way forward in terms of which development models work better. There is an emergence of development models that are hybrids of bottom up and top down in which there is a middle ground. in Kenya for example, the creation of the devolved units at County level is seen as a middle ground, the same to states in Nigeria and some regions in South Africa. The tensions between devolved units and national or federal governments in Africa suggest that hybrids have their own challenges as well. Julius Nyerere’s Ujamaa and Jomo Kenyatta’s Harambee have often been seen as development models from above while others see them as having grassroots origins. What are some of the top down or bottom up development models that have worked successfully in Africa? To what extent are these development models internal or external? How can we determine success of a development model? What are the parameters and characteristics that one needs to look for, to determine success or failure of a development model? What is the way forward? These are some of the questions that the conference organizers hope will be answered by participants.

Organized and hosted by African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), this 8th International Interdisciplinary Conference will be held on June 27 to 30, 2018 at Nairobi, Kenya. The conference will bring together scholars from all over the world to make presentations on matters that touch on Africa. Submission of abstracts: Send abstracts of between 250 and 500 words, including full contact details (title, name, address, email-address, and telephone) as well as institutional affiliation by March 30, 2018 to Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi at africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or neddylinnet@gmail.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com or Amutabi@gmail.com

The deadline for submission of full papers or PowerPoint presentation is May 30, 2018. Most papers presented at the conference will be selected and published in edited volumes and journals affiliated to African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA). The official language of the conference is English. The conference will consist of ten colloquia organized along themes.

Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts – March 30, 2018

Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentation or full papers May 30, 2018

Conference dates – June 27-30, 2018

 Colloquium 1: Development Approaches and Dynamics in Africa

Sub Themes:

  1. Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA)
  2. Grassroots Development
  3. Development from below – Ujamaa, Harambee, etc
  4. Sector-based Development: Mining, Energy, Water, Pastoralism, Agriculture, Health, etc
  5. Urban and Rural Development
  6. Women, Youth and Minority Development
  7. NGOs and Community Based Organizations in Africa
  8. Western development models in Africa
  9. Eastern Development Activities in Africa- China, India, etc
  10. Poverty Eradication, Poverty Alleviation, Poverty Reduction, etc
  11. Millennium Development Goals and Social Development Goals in Africa
  12. Social Protection and Corporate Social Responsibility
  13. The Church and Development in Africa
  14. Political Parties and Development in Africa
  15. Philanthropy and Foreign Aid in Africa
  16. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 2: Environment, Business and Management of Resources in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Environment, Climate Change and E-waste Management
  2. Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASALs)/Rangelands and Development
  3. International Trade, Commerce, e-Commerce and e-Baking
  4. Industry and Manufacturing in Africa
  5. Outsourcing and Africa’s ‘Silicon Valleys’ and ‘Industrial Parks’
  6. European Union, Global Finance and Development
  7. Devolution and Resource Mobilization
  8. Economic Planning and Management of Strategic Natural Resources
  9. Business Management, Human Resource and Entrepreneurship
  10. The Cooperative Movement, Women Groups and Savings Societies in Africa
  11. Media, Transport and Communication in Africa
  12. Regional Blocs, Integration and Regional Trade in Africa
  13. Global Business Management
  14. Tourism, Eco-Tourism and Development in Africa
  15. Transparency and Accountability, Corruption and Ethics in Africa
  16. Cable TV, English Premier League and Other Leagues
  17. Gambling, Betting and Pyramid schemes in Africa
  18. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome.

Colloquium 3: Education and Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Education in Africa
  2. Open and Distance Learning (ODL), e-learning and e-resources in Africa
  3. Curriculum Reforms and New Pedagogies in Higher Education in Africa
  4. Higher Education, Linkages, Partnerships and Publishing
  5. Industry, Linkages, Exchange Programmes and Collaborations
  6. Special Education
  7. ICT, teleconferencing, webinars, networking and e-Learning
  8. Women, Minorities and Gender mainstreaming in Education in Africa
  9. Lifelong Learning and Adult Education in Africa
  10. Science, Industry, Technology and Education
  11. Private Education in Africa
  12. Technical and Vocational Education in Africa
  13. Africa Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)
  14. Research Production, Graduate Training and Staff Repositories and anti-Plagiarism
  15. University Ranking
  16. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 4: Courts, Constitutions and Human Rights

Sub-Themes:

  1. Independence of Courts in Africa
  2. Human Rights
  3. Indigenous, Local, National and Global Legal Systems
  4. Conflict Transformation and Peace Building Issues
  5. Dictatorships, Democracy and Constitutional reforms in Africa
  6. The role of women and minorities in legal issues
  7. Court reporting and Courts in Social Media
  8. Alternative Justice Systems in Africa – Councils of Elders
  9. Environmental Law and Conservation
  10. Role of Regional Blocs and UN in Arbitration in Conflicts
  11. Women, Youth and Courts in Africa
  12. Civic and Citizen Education
  13. Land, Special Courts and Small Claims Courts
  14. Human Trafficking and Global Recruitment Firms in Africa
  15. IDPs, Refugees, Illegal and Forced Migration
  16. Agreements, Treaties and Accords
  17. Truth Commissions in Africa
  18. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 5: Engineering, Science and Technology in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Construction of roads, Bridge building and Applied Technology in Africa
  2. Technical Training, Science, Technology and Development
  3. Agriculture, livestock and fisheries
  4. Engineering and Natural Resource Management
  5. Patents, Trademarks, Technology and Innovation
  6. Manufacturing, Industry and University Collaboration
  7. Research and Development (R&D)
  8. Industrial Parks and Innovation Villages
  9. Innovation, Science, Technology and Environment
  10. ICT, Science and Technology
  11. Science, Technology and Gender
  12. Science, Children and Youth
  13. Health Tourism, Medicine, HIV and AIDS
  14. Health, Tourism and Technology
  15. informal (Jua kali) sector
  16. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 Colloquium 6: The Third Sector, Religious Organizations and non State Agencies in Development in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. The Third Sector and Development
  2. Islam and Christianity in Africa
  3. Radical Religious Groups in Africa
  4. Media and the Church in Africa
  5. Ethics and Development in Africa
  6. Faith-Based NGOs
  7. Philanthropy in Africa
  8. Religious Institutions and Development
  9. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  10. NGOs and Grassroots
  11. Income generating groups
  12. State corporations
  13. TV and Global Mega Evangelists
  14. Religion and Environmental Issues
  15. Religion, Gender and Women in Africa
  16. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 Colloquium 7: Security, Peace and Conflict in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Africa Security Architecture
  2. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and global peace and security
  3. Conflict, Rebel activities, War and Violence in Africa
  4. The UN, African Union, Gender and Human Rights
  5. Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region
  6. Conflict Management
  7. War and Refugees in Africa
  8. Ethical Issues in Development
  9. Democracy, Leadership and Governance in Africa
  10. Dictatorship, term limits and Corruption in Africa
  11. Regional Bodies and peace in Africa
  12. Displacement, Refugees and International Affairs
  13. Failed and near-failed states in Africa
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

Colloquium 8: Library, Information and Communication Technology

Sub-Themes:

  1. a) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Africa
  2. b) The nature and state of ICT in Africa
  3. c) Mobile Libraries, Dissemination and publishing
  4. d) Library Resources in Africa
  5. e) E-Library/Virtual library
  6. f) E- books/E-Journals
  7. g) Internet Research and online publishing
  8. h) Communication and Journalism
  9. i) Language, Radio and TV stations in Africa
  10. Gender and ICT in Africa
  11. ICT and environment in Africa
  12. Business innovations in ICT – m-pesa, m-kopa, etc
  13. Oral literature and oral narratives and texts
  14. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 Colloquium 9: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa

Sub-Themes:

  1. Challenges of invention of states and ethnic groups in Africa
  2. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Development in Africa
  3. Gender, Women and Development in Africa
  4. Corporate Social Responsibility
  5. Aid and Sectoral Development
  6. New Paradigms of Development
  7. Minority Groups and Tensions
  8. Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  9. Public Policy and Ecology
  10. Entrepreneurship and Development
  11. Minorities and Development
  12. Integrated Rural Urban Development
  13. Funding Interdisciplinary Research and Development
  14. Social, Economic and Political Research
  15. Research Regimes
  16. Opinion polls, surveys and mapping in Africa
  17. Abstracts on any other relevant topic are welcome

 Colloquium 10: Roundtables, independent panels and association meetings

Sub-Themes:

  1. Open for any panels or roundtables or association meetings
  2. Any relevant topic

 

Registration Fees:

  1. Staff from East African Universities and Organizations US$ 60 (KES 6,000)
  2. Rest of Africa US$ 150
  3. Rest of the World – Europe, North America, Asia, etc US$ 200
  4. Exhibition and advertising stand – US$ 200

Registration fee payments to: African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

ALL GENERAL ENQUIRIES TO BE ADDRESSED TO:

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, Convenor and Chair

African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), Nairobi, Kenya

P.O. Box 13447-00400,

Nairobi, Kenya

E-mail: africanstudiesassociaiton@gmail.com or mauriceamutabi@gmail.com or neddylinnet@gmail.com or Amutabi@yahoo.com or Amutabi@gmail.com

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