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Contact-new.svg Justin Chisenga
Employer:Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Occupation:Knowledge and Information Management Officer
Languages:English and French
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This user was certified a Wiki Apprentice Level 2 by Anil Prasad .
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My profile

I am based in Ghana where I work with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as Knowledge and Information Management Officer. Specifically, I am involved in:

  • Promoting participatory approaches in agricultural knowledge exchange and information management in sub-Saharan Africa, with emphasis on the use of digital Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
  • Providing technical advice on and assistance in the development of regional and national capacity for exchange of knowledge and information between stakeholders in food, agriculture and rural development.

I am also involved in capacity development activities in the following areas:

  • social media
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Information management
  • Website development and management
  • Development of agricultural research information networks

Professional background

I started my professional career as a Librarian in the Office of the Auditor General in Lusaka, Zambia and later moved to the Copperbelt University, in Kitwe where I worked as an Assistant Librarian. After obtaining my MSc degree in Information Science I started to work on library computerization projects, first at the Copperbelt University and later at the National University of Lesotho, Roma, Lesotho. I also worked as Head: Systems Management at the University of Namibia Library before joining the Department of Information and Communication Studies of the University where I taught the following courses:

  • Introduction to Information Communication Technology
  • Information Storage and Retrieval Software: CDS/ISIS
  • Principles of Management
  • Global Information Communication
  • Electronic Information Sources and the Internet

From the University of Namibia, I joined the University of Natal in the Department of Information Studies, in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, where  I taught the following courses:

  • Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • Web-based Information Systems
  • Automation of Information Centres
  • Information & Knowledge Management
  • Online Information Retrieval


  • PhD (Information Science), Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • MSc (Information Science), Addis Ababa, University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

My interests


  • Knowledge exchange
  • Information management
  • Capacity development
  • Web development
  • Social Media
  • ICT4D


My Blog and Websites

My Publications

I have published several articles in journals and papers in referred conference proceedings in the fields of information studies and information management. A selection of the papers and articles is listed on My Publications Page

My wiki projects

My optional community service (learning contract) project

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By signing this optional learning contract I will try to complete my training in basic wiki editing skills to achieve the status of a Wikibuddy. In return for this free training opportunity, I will give the gift of knowledge by donating or developing at least one free content resource licensed under a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY license which can be used by myself (and others) on WikiEducator.
Brief description of project
I am planning to develop a page on Web 2.0 and Social Media in the Agricultural Environment on which I will work on an outline of content for a 5-day workshop and provide links to useful online resources. The outline will be structured in such a way that individual parts/sections could be taken and used in standalone F2F training workshops
Target date for completion
31 October 2010.
--Justin Chisenga 18:34, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Feedback and notes from my WikiNeighbours

  • Hello Justin! If would be great to hear your experiences as to what was most beneficial to you in learning the wiki skills necessary to contribute to WE. --Benjamin Stewart 13:33, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
  • I like what you have done to your user page, Justin. I took the liberty of adding a user page boilerplate to give you some additional ideas, but feel free to change it as you wish. --Benjamin Stewart 15:41, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Hello Justin! I encourage you all to visit the requirements of becoming a WikiApprentice 1 and WikiApprentice 2, as we are here to help you achieve these goals. Feel free to contact me directly if I can be of any assistance. --Benjamin Stewart 12:31, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Justin, have you given any thought as to a project you'd like to work on? --Benjamin Stewart 16:26, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Justin, get certified as a WikiApprentice 1 today by adding the following: bold text, italics, and subheadings. If you need any assistance, feel free to contact me or one of your facilitators for assistance. --Benjamin Stewart 23:30, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Hi, Warm greetings! -- Anil Prasad 16:27, 27 July 2010 (UTC))

  • Justin, this sound like a great project. When you have your wiki page created for this project, be sure to include the link in your user page so others can see what you have and to contribute to it as well. --Benjamin Stewart 01:54, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Benjamin, thanks. I will remember to do so. --Justin Chisenga 17:49, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

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