Mr. Kenyi Betuel Marle is a Ph.D student in the Media Arts and Communication Studies in Ohio University. He holds a master’s degree in Communication and Development studies (CommDev). The CommDev is a program that cultivates understanding and critical assessment of the role communication tools and how to adapt to new technologies and innovative practices in society. Kenyi’s capstone project in this program examined how inclusive radio programming can change the negative attitude of society towards girl child education in South Sudan.
Kenyi is Social Behavior Change Communication Professional with experience in the use of Strategic Communication techniques for Social Change. In the last job held (Editor), he was responsible for the overall management and in supervision of diverse radio production team of BBC Media Action, South Sudan that produced content on girl’s education. Kenyi authored some blogs for BBC Media Action on girl child education and they can be accessed through this link.
Kenyi also worked in other media houses (both broadcast and the print). He is experienced in crafting segments to be aired on the radio and in writing stories for newspapers or magazines.
Kenyi is a South Sudanese, and his research interest is Social media use for peace and development.