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Joan Wangusi joins PMWL research team in Kenya

Doctoral student at University of Nairobi appointed research scholar for the PM World Library

5 July 2020 – Dallas, TX, USA and Nairobi, Kenya – PM World has announced the appointment of Ms. Joan Wangusi as a PM World Library research scholar.  Joan is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy in Project Planning and Management at the University of Nairobi.

Ms. Wangusi holds a Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi, a Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences (Media and Publishing) from Moi University and a Diploma in Journalism from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.

Joan has over 15 years’ experience working as a journalist in mainstream media, and in public relations and communications in various organisations (both non-governmental and for profit). Additionally, she has over three years’ experience managing and implementing youth projects and civil society organisations. She worked as a journalist with the Standard Media group after which she established her media company Afroline Media Solutions where she worked for two years. After this, she joined the UNESCO funded Media and HIV/AIDS Network and later on the Kenya AIDS Watch Institute as a media advisor.

Thereafter, Ms. Wangusi moved to the Kenya Association of Manufacturers where she served as the Executive officer, the Political Think Tank, Editorials and Publications. Additionally, she served the World Vision at the Yes Youth Can, Nyanza project communications officer and later on as Project Manager. She also served briefly in the same organization as the project coordinator of the Scaling up Nutrition, Civil Society Alliance (SUN CSA).

Major Fields of Study: Journalism; Media and Publishing; Project planning, design and Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation; Project Finance; Gender studies; and Project Management Information Systems. Research Interests: Gender related issues; participatory project management; Management and sustainability of projects; risk management; resource mobilization; PRINCE2 Project Management

PM World offers free access to the PM World Library to qualified scholars who are conducting research on P/PM topics, especially research aimed at solving regional or global problems, who agree to post their research results in the PMWJ or PMWL and to help enhance the resources in the library related to her or his research topic.  Candidates are expected to be PhD level graduate students, those recently granted PhD or doctoral degrees and engaged in post-graduate research, or professors of project management.  To learn more, go to or contact

To learn more about Joan Wangusi and to follow her research, visit her intern profile page at

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