AUASA Leaders with the Student Services Director and Seminary Dean

Election of New AUASA Officers

The AUA Student Association (AUASA) recently elected the 2022-2024 officers on 28th September 2022 as follows:  

  1. Chairperson – Brian Sinyangwe
  2. Vice Chairperson – Jeremiah Rogito
  3. Treasurer – Peter Munyua
  4. Secretary – Eric Were
  5. Chaplain – Edward Isingoma
  6. Sergeant-at-arms – Erick Aywa
  7. Social Affairs and Welfare – Tony Ogouma
  8. Faculty Sponsor – Dr David Odhiambo

The meeting was held both online and physically at the Main Campus, to accommodate the entire student body. The outgoing team, led by Phillip Gai, the outgoing President, were commended for their efforts and achievements despite the challenges brought about by COVID-19. The incoming Chairperson, Brian Sinyangwe, expressed his appreciation at his appointment and prayed for favour and wisdom in his tenure with his incoming team.

The election commissioners, Josephine Ganu and Janet Kariuki, noted however that no female contestants applied for any of the positions. They encouraged female students to consider such leadership opportunities in the future.

Congratulations to the incoming team.


Launch of Three Pan-African Research Journals

The Adventist University of Africa (AUA) launched three refereed research journals on 24th April 2022. The academic journals are:
1. Pan-African Journal of Theology (PAJOT)
2. Pan-African Journal of Education and Social Sciences (PAJES)
3. Pan-African Journal of Health and Environmental Studies (AJHES)

The guest of honour for the launch was Dr. Lisa Beardsley-Hardy, Education Director of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. She congratulated the University for attaining the great stride, saying that the journals are a great opportunity to bring to bear biblical world views, address challenges that face the Church and conduct interdisciplinary research as well.

The Research and Grants Development Director, Prof. Josephine Ganu mentioned that the overall purpose of the three journals was to provide a platform for academic exchange for scholars and readers in Africa and beyond. The journals would publish peer-reviewed, high-quality articles via an open-access online publishing model and she envisioned them becoming influential and prestigious journals in Africa. “The journals will enable the University to share discoveries with the world, even as AUA spearheads and foreruns disciplines and practice in Africa” said Prof. Vincent Injety, the AUA Vice-Chancellor.

It would be well to note that the chief editors and editorial board of each of the journals have diverse expertise and experience in relevant subject areas, and publication track records. The seven-member board of each journal provides scientific expertise, ensuring double-blind peer-review and the overall quality of the journal’s content.

The Pan-African Journal of Theology (PAJOT) provides a platform for scholarship based on biblical fidelity for academics and practitioners in all areas of theological studies. The aim of the journal is to encourage original and deeper studies, provide appropriate and relevant application of Scriptures to society for the ultimate purpose of redemption. PAJOT’s chief editor is Prof. Sampson Nwaomah.

The Pan-African Journal of Education and Social Sciences (PAJES) is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes articles in the areas of education, business, leadership, human behaviour, and other related areas. The journal accepts empirical research using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods; as well as theoretical and conceptual manuscripts. PAJE’s chief editor is Prof. Marie-Anne Razafiarivony.

The Pan-African Journal of Health and Environmental Science (AJHES) seeks to publish original research in the areas of health and environmental sciences. Topics covered in the journal include environmental issues, public health, occupational health, epidemiology, and global health among others. AHJES welcomes submissions of the highest quality, reflecting a wide range of perspectives, topics, contexts, and methods in the areas of health and environmental sciences. AJHE’s chief editor is Prof. Daniel Ganu.

Students, faculty, and various scholars are invited to submit their research papers on various thematic areas through the journals portal on


African SDA Health Study Receives Funding

The Adventist University of Africa (AUA) recently received a $100,000 fund for phase two of the African Seventh-day Adventist Health Study (ASDAHS) running from 2022 to 2025.

This fund was secured to enable efficient publishing and distribution of phase one findings to all stakeholders including Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church members in Africa and beyond. The funding will also expand the capacity of the research team headed by Professor Daniel Ganu, the principal investigator of the Study.

The Study was fully supported by the three Divisions of the continent (ECD, SID, and WAD), Health Ministries Department and the Office of Archives, Statistics, & Research of the General Conference. More than 15,000 Church members participated in the Study.


The Study which began in 2017 aimed at gathering baseline data of the health status, knowledge, attitude and practice of the health message of the Church. Phase one ended in 2021 with amazing research findings. Key findings are that Church members are knowledgeable in and have a positive attitude towards the health message. However, their knowledge and attitude are not commensurate to their practice of the health message. Based on the data obtained from the first phase, phase two of the Study will entail intervention programs focusing on non-communicable diseases among SDA populations in Africa.


Call for Papers – SPS 6th Research Conference

The School of Postgraduate Studies (SPS) at the Adventist University of Africa (AUA) is pleased to announce the 6th International Research Conference© with the theme: “Re-engineering the Future of Work in a Post-COVID-19 Era.” The 6th International Research Conference will continue in the excellence of previous Conferences at the University with this important theme.

The Covid-19 era has profoundly disrupted economies and societies. This dramatic change accelerated migration to digital technologies across sectors and sparked radical shifts in people’s lives and work. Workplace productivity and engagement have been affected. Looking forward, leaders need to respond to and recover from these social and cultural currents. They need to proactively define what the ‘new normal’ means for work, the workforce, and the workplace. Hence, the need for organizations to reset work for growth beyond the coronavirus pandemic. Positive response to the pandemic can leverage organizations to mitigate challenges associated with the pandemic and help countries rebuild. Now is the time for leaders, researchers, and other stakeholders to navigate to thrive as they re-engineer to rebuild the operations of their establishments to sustain competitive advantage. Thriving is not the absence of challenges and disruptions. It is adapting, prioritizing, and creating resilience to manage through instability. It is embracing new insights and capabilities that Covid-19 has accelerated to reimage the future altogether. This Conference will present and examine the latest research findings and strategies integral to reengineering or rebuilding the workplace post-Covid-19 era.

We invite and welcome conceptual, theoretical, and empirical papers from scholars, practitioners, and students on the future of work after the Covid-19 pandemic. All papers should be in accordance with the Conference theme: “Re-engineering the Future of Work in a Post-COVID-19 Era.” Sub-topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

1. Re-shaping education
2. Enhancing transportation services
3. Technology and innovation
4. Mental health and wellness
5. Working from home
6. Violence in the workplace
7. Vaccination
8. Fostering organizational resilience
9. Returning to work
10. Organizational Stability
11. Organizational financial viability
12. Organizational HR competencies
13. Entrepreneurship and creativity
14. Work-life balance
15. Lessons learned
16. Economic stability
17. Leadership & governance challenges
18. Change management
19. Crisis and recovery strategies
20. Reimagining the office and work-life after COVID-19

Conference Details

The 6th International Research Conference offers a blended model for an online and in-person experience. It will be held from Thursday, August 18 to Saturday, August 20, 2022, virtually and at the Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.

Important Dates

1. Abstract submission (approximately 250 words): March 15, 2022
2. Accept/Reject notification: April 20, 2022
3. Full paper submission: July 07, 2022
4. Conference: August 18 – 20, 2022

Abstract Submission Guidelines
The abstract must include the following:
1. Title of the paper
2. Complete names of author(s)
3. Institution affiliation (+ city and country)
4. Email address and cell phone number
5. Abstract (one paragraph, approximately 250 words) submitted in MS Word (.doc or.docx) document

Once you prepare your abstract according to the above guidelines, use the subject line “International Research Conference” and email your submission to: Once you prepare your abstract according to the above guidelines, use the subject line “International
Research Conference” and email your submission to:

Publication Opportunity

All abstracts and papers will be reviewed for acceptance and presentation online or in person. The Conference Committee will recommend selected papers from the Conference for further consideration for publication in any of the two Pan-African Journals (, subject to the journals’ blind
review process.

Registration Fees
1. Regular: $100
2. Student: $50
3. Group rate discount for five or more from the same institution or organization: $75 per person. For more details or inquiries, please email researchconference [at] We look forward to welcoming you to the Adventist University of Africa.