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Roukaya Kasenally

Democracy scholar and Associate Professor in Media and Political Systems, University of Mauritius

Kasenally is a democracy scholar and an Associate Professor in Media and Political Systems at the University of Mauritius. She has wide experience working in Africa as a consultant for a number of International and Pan African institutions on media and democratic governance.

As of 1 January 2018, Roukaya Kasenally is the CEO of the African Media Initiative (AMI). She held prior positions at AMI as the Director of Programmes and Knowledge Management (2012 – 2014) and Senior Advisor (2015-2017). She is currently the chair of the board of directors of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA), a board member of the West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP).

Kasenally has authored and co-authored publications on media and democratic systems and has been a Regan Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy (Washington DC) (2011 – 2012) and a Draper Hills Democracy Fellow at Stanford University (2015). She holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield and is fluent in English and French.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Media and Political Systems , University of Mauritius