Peninah Masibo

Training Coordinator

Peninah provides oversight for APHRC Training Programs which seeks to strengthen research leadership and management capacity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Peninah hopes to accomplish this by developing and supporting research leaders in Africa to be globally recognized names in their respective fields; support senior leadership at African institutions to lead and drive the research agenda within their organizations; and to equip faculty and administrators at African universities with research leadership skills and competences. The APHRC academic programs offered in collaboration with local and European universities and institutes, and research leadership and policy engagement workshops are the two vehicles through which this research capacity strengthening goal shall be achieved.

She holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from Stellenbosch University, South Africa (2013), Master of Public Health from Moi University, Kenya and Bsc. Food Nutrition and Dietetics, Egerton University, Kenya. Peninah has over five years’ experience in coordinating training programs of Moi University, School of Public Health (SPH) at Nairobi campus. This pioneering role involved identifying suitable graduate students, managing the implementation of the academic programs, organizing supervision of graduate students as well as facilitating the maintenance of various university academic quality assurance standards and requirements. Peninah has over ten years experience of university  teaching, curriculum development, student and faculty supervision and research in Public Health and Nutrition.

Peninah is passionate about nurturing academic and research potential through mentorship and investing in individuals. She believes that we can develop academic and research capacity and harness the strength of African Scholars for lasting solutions to the continent’s  challenges. She is also a board member of the Integrated Demographic and Health Survey (IDHS) based at Minnesota Population Center (MPC) at the University of Minnesota. The IDHS facilitates the use of Demographic and Health Survey Data for research.


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