Dr. Charles Kamau Maina

Position: Lecturer
Department: Library and Information Science
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Area of Specialization: Knowledge Management, Information And Communication Technology, Information Management Systems

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Conference Presentations:

  • Maina, Kamau Power structures in the traditional knowledge protection debate: A critical analysis of the forums. The 2nd International Conference on Information Capital, Property, and Ethics Tampa, FL, U.S.A. October 20-22, 2010
  • Maina, Kamau Engaging knowledge holders in the traditional knowledge (TK) protection debate. Conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A. January 8-11, 2008
  • Maina, Kamau Negotiating information poverty: The impact of the TRIPs Agreement on information access and flow in developing countries.
    Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) London, ON, Canada June 2-4, 2005
  • Maina Kamau What patents tell: Limitations of patent-based indicators of economic growth. Enlarging the Canadian Intellectual Property Academy Conference. London, ON, Canada January 20-22, 2005


  • Maina, Kamau 2012 Traditional knowledge management: Intersections with library and information science International Information and Library Review
  • Maina, Kamau 2011 Power relations in the traditional knowledge protection debate: A critical analysis of forums. International Journal of Cultural Property
  • Maina, Kamau 2004 Just-in-case or just-in-time library services: the option and usage valuation of libraries and information services. In H. Julien, & S. Thompson (Eds.), Proceedings of the Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS)
  • Maina, Kamau 2003 Valuing information in an information age: the price model and the emerging information divide among individuals, societies, and nations. Proceedings of the Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS)





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News and Events


 Conference Dates: 5TH – 6TH OCTOBER, 2017 


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Dissemination of Research Findings 26th May

Dr. Teresa Mwoma of Department of Early Childhood Studies will be presenting her research findings from a study funded by the Vice Chancellor’s research grant 2015/2016. The study was focusing on safety and security in preschools in the informal settlement: A case of Nairobi City County. The study was conducted in Nairobi informal settlements. Findings from the study will be disseminated to stakeholders in early childhood as well as scholars in Kenyatta University on 26th May 2017 at Kenyatta University BSSC room 12 starting at 10.30 am. Preliminary findings from the study were presented in the 4th annual early childhood development and education summit held in Mombasa from 13th to 17th March 2017.

4th Academic Seminar

The School of Education is planning to hold its 4th Academic Seminar on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th May 2017 at the College of Education & Lifelong Learning (Room 109) to provide space for awardees of the School's conference - related grants and time to share knowledge and experiences gained from their attendances locally and abroad.
The Seminar is designed to give opportunity to academic members of staff as well as young experienced researchers to model for our students and set good examples of how to engage in scholarly discourses. Our postgraduate students and their supervisors will have a forum to share their research work-in-progress from which they could get input for potential publications from their research by the time they are graduating.

The Guest Speaker will be Dr. Rhoda Gitonga who will address: Interactivity in Online Teaching & Learning in Higher Education.


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