Utafiti Academic Press https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap <p>Utafiti Foundation is a voluntary and charitable organisation registered under Section 10 of the Societies Act. The organisation was co-founded by Prof M. N. Wanyama and Maina T. Sammy and issued with a certificate of registration on 19th April, 2011. The Foundation has among its core objectives, a mandate to raise, mobilize and utilize all appropriate resources including human and financial aid, for charitable purposes and for the promotion of the objectives of the Foundation.</p> <p><em>Utafiti Foundation Research and Documentation Centre</em> is one arm of Utafiti Foundation whose core business is the provision of services such as Book/Journal/Magazine Publishing, Book Selling / Book Buying, Sheet Music Publishing, Book Editing, Proofreading &amp; Formatting, Speech Editing &amp; Formatting, Printing (Colour/B&amp;W/Digital), Perfect Binding, Graphic Design and Translation – French, German, Kiswahili &amp; English.</p> <p>From humble beginnings since its establishment in 2011, the company has grown into a high capacity academic publishing and printing firm now established on its own one-acre piece of land in Outspan area, off Nairobi-Eldoret road. The company is registered by the Government of Kenya and authorised to award ISBN by Kenya National Library Services (KNLS). With our modern printing facilities, we are able to print and bind over 5,000 books in a week.</p> <p>We publish and print books and other documents for authors from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, among others. We also edit, format and print documents for several universities including: Moi University, University of Eldoret, University of Nairobi, University of Rwanda, Makerere University, Africa International University, Kabarak University, among others. We have an internal editorial board of experienced editors and a team of six directors.</p> <p>We also engage freelance reviewers – mainly academicians (PhD holders) – in relevant disciplines who critique each document before we publish. We share experts’ review reports with authors who are expected to correct documents to attain publishable standards before they are published and printed.</p> <p><strong>Vision:</strong> To be a global leader in publishing &amp; consultancy services while enhancing customer value and community development</p> en-US Utafiti Academic Press Communication Skills: A Handbook for Students https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/2 <p>This book provides an exciting insight into the principles of appropriate communication skills. The book guides the readers in building the necessary academic, study and research skills required in all spheres of life. Thus, it is anticipated that after reading the book, the reader will have been introduced to most crucial basics of the communication competencies. These competencies include the ability to manage time and resources, engage in academic debate and discussion, argue a position, locate library resources and work in groups. In addition, the book has detailed presentation on significant oral presentation skills, soft skills, study and examination techniques, appropriate reading strategies, and academic writing skills. We have no doubt that once the communication concepts are mastered, the reader will be able to interact freely with others in different places and on different occasions with varied means.</p> David Barasa Benard Mudogo Copyright (c) 2021 Utafiti Academic Press 2021-12-14 2021-12-14 Applied Ethics and HIV/AIDS in Africa: A Philosophical Discourse https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/1 <p>This book embodies the author’s philosophical treatment of various aspects of the HIV/AIDS pademic in critical juxtaposition with various ethical theories. He believes that every right action, whether against HIV/AIDS, or in any other context, can only emerge out of right thinking and authentic inspiration.</p> Cletus N. Chukwu Copyright (c) 2021 Utafiti Academic Press 2021-11-25 2021-11-25 Peace Building in Kenya: The Catholic Church’s Contribution https://academic.utafitionline.com/index.php/uap/catalog/book/46 <p>This book is as a result of painstaking peace building efforts by the Catholic Church in collaboration with other stakeholders. It discusses the contribution of the Catholic Church towards peace building in Kakamega County, Western Kenya. The book is guided by Functionalism Theory and the Structural Peace Theory. The author delves into the challenges and opportunities presented to the peace builder in the process of peace-building. He underscores the fact that peace building initiatives by the Catholic Church require more than just addressing the direct violence that is experienced by warring parties. The author takes the reader through a holistic and multifaceted approach to issues around peace building.</p> Kizito, L. Muchanga Copyright (c) 2023 Utafiti Academic Press https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2017-12-31 2017-12-31

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