Benjamin MasilaHead - Information Resource Center

education & qualifications
  • Master of Science Information Science (Moi University)
  • Bachelor of Science – BSc.  Information Science (Moi University)
  • PGD. French Language – Alliance Français, Nairobi

postgraduate certifications:

  • Database Programming
  • Digital Librarianship –(INASP)
  • Management and Operations of modern Libraries
  • Automated Project Management
  • Gender and trade – (UNCTAD Online)
  • Training in US Peace Corps (US Peace Corps Nairobi chapter)
previous work experience
  •  Chief Librarian at the Africa Economic Research Consortium, an Economic policy think tank in Sub-Saharan Africa – Nairobi Secretariat
  • Bibliothécaire en Chef- L’institute Francais de Recherche en Afrique (IFRA)- Embassy of France, Nairobi
  • Systems Librarian at the Africa Nazarene University, Nairobi
  • Assistant Librarian at the Family Health Options, Nairobi
membership to professional bodies
  • Kenya Library Association
  • Kenya Library and Information Workers Association
  • Network of Information Professionals
  • Zambia Library and Information Association

Mr. Masila has been with COMESA since 2014 and has extensive work experience spanning 17 years in managing knowledge and information resources in Non-Governmental organizations as well as in research and academic institutions. He has extensive hands on experience in digital knowledge & Information management, Information Searching & retrieval, Knowledge sharing and information dissemination. Besides, he possesses skills in records management and Archives administration.

Research Publications:

  1. Knowledge management in nongovernmental organizations: A case study of African Economic Research Consortium, Nairobi Secretariat March 2016, Moi University
  2. Enhancing research information through dissemination and sharing Nov 2017. Journal of Knowledge Management

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