Enock Mac'Ouma

PhD Candidate - Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture

About Enock

I'm the coordinator of the UNESCO Chair on Community Radio for Agricultural Education based in Rongo University Kenya. I am a member of the African Union Scientific Research and Innovation Council-ASRIC, working group investigating Africa's indigenous knowledge to preventing and controlling emerging infectious diseases on the continent. I have a master's degree in Communication Studies, Bachelor of Education (Arts), Diploma in Education (Arts) and Certificate in Research and Evaluation in the NGO sector. My areas of interest are: Development Communication, Communication for Social Change, Community Radio, Communication for transfer of climate smart farming technologies.

Memberships

  • Advisory Board Member - UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies of the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.
  • Member -¬†Communication for Development Network (C4D Network)
  • Member - European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
  • Member - International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
  • Member - Public Communication of Science and Technology Network (PCST Network).

Current Projects

My research seeks to investigate the use of community radio to promote adoption of climate smart farming technologies among small holder farmers in Migori, Kenya. Poverty, hunger and malnutrition have persisted in Migori County with a population of 1,116,436 (KNBS, 2019) as yield per acre of staple crops such as maize, beans and sorghum continue to dwindle.

Findings of the research will contribute to new insights into the study of community radio in rural development with a specific focus on the transfer of climate smart farming technologies to rural farmers. Recommendations arising from this work carry the potential to influence policy and trigger reforms in the area of climate smart farming technologies communication among small holder farmers in Migori, Kenya.

Supervisors: Dr. Valentina Bau and Dr. Anne Bartlett

Supported by: UNSW School of Media and Arts for the PhD scholarship (UIPA)

Publications:

Related SDGs:

  • SDG1: No Poverty
  • SDG2: Zero Hunger
  • SDG13: Climate Action