Amunga, Hellen A.

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Hellen Amunga currently teaches at the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Nairobi. She chairs the Department’s Grants and Fundraising Committee; and the Research, Conferences and Publications Committee.

She holds a PhD in Library and Information Science from Kerala University under a merit scholarship from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations; and Master of Education (Library & Information Science) and Bachelor of Education (Library Studies and Kiswahili) degrees, both from Kenyatta University.

Prior to her joining the university of Nairobi, Hellen was a career Teacher Trainer at college and university levels. She also worked as Lecturer and e-Learning Coordinator for the School of Education, Kenyatta University; and as a Documentalist/Librarian at the Kenya National Academy of Science. She is a former Honorary Secretary of the Kenya Library Association and a founding member and Jury of its Maktaba Awards (Library of the Year Awards).

A collaborator who is trained in Pedagogy, e-Learning and Information Science, Hellen has and continues to share her cross-sectoral expertise through partnerships in conference-hosting and continuous professional development workshops.

She has previously partnered with UNESCO, Intel Corporation, the Goethe-Institute, the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, the African Network for Information Ethics, the Library Collective and Makerere University. She is a member of the UNESCO/IFAP Working Group on Information Preservation and the Innovation Society. Hellen is a Joint Secretary of the International Association of Research Scholars (IARS) as well as a Managing Editor for the IARS Journal. She is a two-time (2020 & 2021) World Literacy Foundation Ambassador. She is the founder of Literacy Impact – a community-based initiative that provides access to information services through her home library and an international cultural exchange program for children.

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