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Jainaba M.l. Kah

Associate Professor
Business and Entrepreneurship
American University of Nigeria


Ph.D, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA. Dr. Jainaba M.L. Kah returned to AUN in September, 2017 as an Associate Professor, where she had won the Outstanding Faculty Award in SBE in November 2008. She was Associate Vice Rector for Faculty Affairs and most recently the Associate Vice Rector for Strategy Development & Associate Professor of Management and Public Policy at Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) University. Dr. Kah spent six (6) years as the Director General of the Management Development Institute (MDI) in The Gambia and was also the Acting Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration at UTG. She was an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration and Director/Coordinator of the International Public Service and Development Track (IPSD) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA. Dr. Kah also taught at the American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) whiles on academic leave from Rutgers. She has extensive practitioner experience working for the World Bank as an Urban/Transport Specialist and also served as a consultant for the USA Federal Transit Administration; Financial Analyst for Amnesty International; and Audit Senior at KPMG, Peat Marwick Mitchell. Dr. Kah was conferred a National Merit Award – Insignia: Member of The Republic of The Gambia (MRG) in 2014 in recognition of her contribution to higher education.

Research Interest

Human resources management; public administration from a cross-national comparative perspective; ICTs and development.; microfinanace; leadership in higher education; new public management reforms; and gender and diversity.


  • “ICT and Socio-Economic Development: A University’s Engagement in a Rural Community in Yola, Nigeria.” SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY. (Edited by Chrisanthi Avgerou, Matthew I. Smith & Peter van den Besselaar), Boston: Springer, 2008, pp. 223-239; Kah, Jainaba; (Kah, Muhammadou);

  • "Micro-Credit, Social Capital and Politics: The Case of a Small Rural Town - Gossas, Senegal"- (Co-authored). (Summer 2005): Journal of Microfinance, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 122-152; Kah, Jainaba; (Kah, Muhammadou);

  • "Capacity Building: A Stakeholder-University Partnership Framework for The Gambia" (Co-authored). (March 2011): Journal of African Administrative Studies, issue N°74, pp. 1-24.;

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