Journalism Consultancies

Title:3rd World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC-3)
Lead Researcher:Dr. Wambui Kiai

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SOJMC), University of Nairobi, ill develop and implement on eight-week intensive training to be held at SOJMC (a curriculum and training schedule to be submitted to RI). The content of the curriculum includes: pedagogical issue; essential of media professionals training; journalism fundamentals; new gathering; research and report writing; writing and editing; electronic and print media; citizen journalism; investigative journalism; writing for TV and Radio production; new media and journalism; and legal and ethical issues in journalism. Date and venue to be communicated later.

Title:Annual Journalist of the Year Award for the Media Council of Kenya (MCK).
Lead Researcher:James C. Odhiambo
  • April 2014: Distinguished Judge for the Annual Journalist of the Year Award for the Media Council of Kenya (MCK).


  • March 2014: Communication Consultant for the Council of Governors in Moderating proceedings for the 2014 Republic of Kenya Devolution Conference at Leisure Lodge Hotel, Kwale County, Kenya.


  • March 2014: Communication Consultant for the Media Council of Kenya as part of the Judging Panel in evaluating the 2014 Annual Journalism of the Year Award Entries.


  • July 2013: Communication Training Consultant for the Association of Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) in Training Road Safety NGOs on the Role of the Media in Promoting Road Safety.
Title:Consultant and Reviewer of Higher Education Academic programs
Lead Researcher:Dr. Ndeti Ndati

Consultant and Reviewer of Higher Education Academic programs with the Commission for University Education (CUE), Kenya

Consultant and Book Reviewer with Oxford University Press, Nairobi

Title:Commission for University Education
Lead Researcher:Charles Muiru Ngugi

Commission for University Education
Evaluation of the Proposed Curriculum for the Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication for the Proposed NIBS University


Catholic University of East Africa
Curriculum Development for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication


Oxford University Press
Review of textbook: Introduction to Communication



Training of Public Health Officials, Nyeri

Conversion of the Module: Resource Mobilization to e-format


Heinrich Boll Stiftung

Training on writing, media relations, and social media advocacy



Course outline for Safety and Security of Journalists course for University of Juba



Media Consultation on the Campaign on Acceleration of Maternal Mortality Reduction in Africa (CARMMA) Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala Uganda March 20-22March 2013



Development of criteria for the Journalist of the Year Award selection

Drafting and lobbying for the Media Act 2014 law

Various presentations and critiques of the proposed KICA bill 2013


Nairobi Academic Press

Editing of the book: Foreign TV Shows and Kenyan Youth

Editing of the book: Taking the Bull by the Horns


Book Chapters

2014 (Forthcoming). "Memories of Mau Mau in Post-Independence Kenya" (in) Forgotten Mau Mau Survivors, Published by the Mau Mau Veterans Association


Papers Presented

Muiru Ngugi, 2014, Media and Its Message: Constructing a Kenyan Identity in a Devolved System. Presented at the Media Convention, World Press Freedom Day, May 2, 2014, at the KICC.


Ngugi, Charles Muiru, 2013. Consumption of cultural multimedia material in Kenya: Trends, policies, opportunities and challenges , Colloque International, 13-14 décembre 2013. Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de l’université Mohammed V – Agdal Amphithéâtre Al Idrissi ; salle Menouni 3, Avenue Ibn Batouta Agdal, Rabat


Ngugi, Muiru. 2013. Communication Training Opportunities: Suggestions for UNFPA on Communications Capacity Building. Presented at the Media Consultation on Accelerating Maternal Mortality Reduction in Africa. Speke Resort, Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda; 2013.


Ngugi, Muiru, 2013. Some Thoughts on Media, Technology and their Role in Development. Garowe, Puntland State, Somalia


Ngugi, Muiru, 2013. Health Communication Models. UNITID Training Workshop. Kisumu


Title:Ashoka International Fellows
Lead Researcher:Gathigi

*1.     **June 2014. Consultant (Pro-bono).  Ashoka for Change: Interviewer

in Selection Panel, Ashoka International Fellows*.


Member of a four-member panel evaluating different outstanding social

entrepreneurs and potential Ashoka Fellows working in projects in areas of

energy, agriculture, health, and education.


*2.     **May to June 2014. Consultant, Mid-Term Review, Interchurch

Organization for Development Cooperation*


*3.     **May 2014. Consultant.  Land Rights Campaign Communication

Consultant- ActionAid International Kenya, Land for Communities and Women



*4.     **March 2012- Present. Consultant Trainer, AMREF International

Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya.*


*5.     **March 2014. Consultant, ActionAid International, Kenya.*


Technical review and Editing and preparation of a popular version of Final

Report: Stop Violence Against Girls in School (SVAGs).


*6.     **July 2013- January 2014. Consultant Communication Advisor, United

Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Seconded to National Police

Service Commission (NPSC) *


*7.     **December 2013. Consultant, ActionAid International, Kenya.*

Technical review of Final Report: *Public Spending in Agriculture in Kenya:

Is it Beneficial to Small-Scale Women Farmers*


*8.     **November 2013. Consultant, Africa Network for Protection and

Prevention Against Child Abuse & Neglect  (ANPPCAN) Kenya*


Technical review of final document-- Review of Laws and Policy Affecting

Deaf Children in Kenya.


*9.     **November 2013. Consultant, ActionAid International, Kenya. *


Documentation of the workshop on Social Protection and Unpaid Care Work and

production of a publication involving the role of Women Leadership in

legislation and creation of unpaid care among the elderly and vulnerable

population and people living with disabilities.


*10.  **July 2013. Consultant. Uwezo East Africa*


Technical Review of Uwezo  East Africa Yearly Report-  “Are our Children

Learning” final report.

*11.  **June-August 2013. Consultant Researcher. Mid-term Evaluation,

Changia Rasilimali Facility, Act Kenya. *


Midterm Evaluation for the ACT! Changia Rasilimali Program. Review of the

facility and 54 grantees in Environment and Natural Resource Management in

42 Kenyan Counties.


George W. Gathigi, Ph.D.

Title:Strategic communication and Image Branding.
Lead Researcher:ANN GICHUHI
  1. National Assembly, technical evaluation of tenders on Strategic communication and Image Branding.
  2. Kisii University, capacity building of student union leaders.
  3. Nairobi Stock Exchange, Media Training for senior managers.
  4. International School of Advertising, Facilitated a Training of Trainers workshop.
  5. Provision of Public Relation Services as an associate consultant at Brand, Strategy and Design.
  6. Module development on conflict reporting at School of Journalism.
  7. Trainer at a workshop organized by Plan International/SOJ development communication 4th year students .
Title:Training on Communicating M&E Results
Lead Researcher:DR. SAM KAMAU
  1. Trainer in the UNITID HIV/AIDS Fellowship Programme: Training on Communicating M&E Results, Scientific Writing, Critical appraisal of scientific Literature, Communication.
  2. Research Consultant on a joint research by Strathmore Tax Research Centre and KCDF:  Creating an Enabling Environment for Philanthropy through Tax Incentives.
  3. Facilitator at a Stakeholders Validation workshop hosted by Strathmore University.

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