A Lecturer in Demography. He has a rare combination of vast experience of work in the NGO, government and academia sectors and has experience in social research, data management, project management, and national policy development. His areas of expertise include: Population and Development, Population and Environment, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV and AIDS, Gender Analysis and Planning and Mainstreaming , Project/Program planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
Benjamin Kaneka is a Social Scientist currently working as a Lecturer in Population and Development at the University of Malawi. He holds a PhD in Population Studies from the North West University in South Africa; Masters and Honours Degrees in Population Studies from the University of Waikato in New Zealand and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Malawi. He has accumulated vast programming experience in community development having worked for government agencies and nongovernmental organizations for a period of eight years. Dr Kaneka has also been a researcher and consultant in a variety of areas in population and development for the past 13 years he has been working with the University. He is an accomplished social researcher and well versed with the whole process of monitoring and evaluation. He has expertise in both quantitative ( surveys) and qualitative methods of data collection that include Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Key Informant Interviews ( KII) and Individual In depth Individual Interviews (III) and the whole process of moderation, note taking, transcribing and analysis. He is also well versed in quantitative data analysis using SPSS and STATA and qualitative data analysis using NVivo and Atlas Ti computer packages.
Dr Kaneka has provided consultancy in relation to baseline studies and evaluation to of projects to organizations that including the Save the Children, Malawi Girl Guide Association (MAGGA), Pakachere Institute for Health Communication and Development, UNAIDS, Department for International Development (DFID), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), The Story Workshop Trust, John Hopkins University Centre for Communication Programme BRIDGE Project and World Vision Malawi.
LECTURER AND SOCIAL SCIENTIST