Dr Christopher Kayumba

Name:Dr Christopher Kayumba
Position:Senior Lecturer

Contact
Tel: 0785645179
Email:ckayumba@yahoo.com

 

Christopher Kayumba has a PhD in Peace and Development Research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and MA in Conflict studies from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, UK. He also has a BA in Mass Communication and journalism, an Associate Degree in Journalism and a Diploma in Senior Media and Communications Management.Dr Kayumba specializes in the nexus between media/communication, development, security/peace and democracy issues. A Senior Lecturer at the University of Rwanda, School of Journalism and communication (SJC), Kayumba has been lecturing at the same institution since 2003. He teaches media and society, media management, media in the global world, media and conflict escalation/management, peace reporting as well as research methods. He also lectures Strategic Communication at RDF Senior Command and Staff College, the History of Development, development theories and strategies at Rwanda National Police Academy and at the Center for Conflict Management (CCM).Since 2002, Kayumba has consulted with different national and international organizations in the above areas. Among other assignments, he was the lead consultant in the review and updating of Rwanda’s media policy (2015-2019) and developed the media self-regulation blueprint that helped in the set up of the Rwanda Media Commission (RMC) besides acting as a mentor for commissioners in 2013. He also developed the 2013-2014 strategic goals and activities for the Commission as well as the activity plan for the Association of Rwanda Journalists; including costing them. He has also developed communication materials for Rwanda demobilization commission for the last two years and jointly researched the Role of International Assistance in Building Local Institutions in Rwanda as part of a comparative study involving eight post-conflict countries including Ethiopia, Uganda and Rwanda. He also mapped ‘Bystanders to Rwanda’s Genocide’ on behalf of Living History Forum in Sweden in 2007. Dr Kayumba also reviewed and designed unity and reconciliation program activities of the Unity and Reconciliation Commission in Rwanda and helped mainstream them in the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) commissioned in 2007. He is also a weekly columnist in The East African newspaper’s Rwanda Today.
 
Areas of research interest:
Media, Journalism, Development, Democracy and Security/peace issues
 
Publications:
Understanding High Presence of Women in Rwanda’s Parliament: paths to the world’s first female parliamentary majority in post-genocide Rwanda (2010)
 
Teaching:
Research Methods, Media and Society, Media in the Global World, Media Management, Strategic Communication, Development and Development Theoriessp;
Other activities:
Writes a weekly column in The East African newspaper’s Rwanda Today and offers consultancy services in the areas of media, development, project evaluation, conflict management, training journalists and developing communication material (content) for the media―print and electronic media like television and radio

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