Adventist Human-Subject Researchers Association (AHSRA)

The Adventist Human-Subject Researchers Association (AHSRA) was formally organized in the fall of 2013 with the sponsorship of the General Conference Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research. The formal organization of the AHSRA-Africa Chapter was accomplished in April 2021 which has a huge potential for all researchers in Africa and beyond. This is an Association for all Adventists scholars and researchers in the continent of Africa. It is a non-profit association and its sole aim is to bring human-subject researchers under one umbrella for a sound and coordination of activities. With the leadership and support of the Education Directors in the three Divisions in Africa (ECD, SID, and WAD), AHSRA-Africa leaders were therefore appointed and given the full mandate to operate the Association.


Benefits gained as a member of the Association
    • Access to all resources of the ARSHRA-Africa
    • Direct access for networking
    • Webinars, seminars, and workshops
    • Discounted conference fees
    • Mini research grant awards
    • Research grant training
    • Ethical review advising
    • Opportunity for research collaboration
    • Opportunity for research co-authorship
Eligibility to become a member
    • If you are a Seventh-day Adventist lecturer in a denominational and non-denominational tertiary institution.
    • If you are a Seventh-day Adventist African scholar and researcher in the diaspora.
    • If you are a Seventh-day Adventist teacher in primary and secondary school.
    • If you are an African denominational worker interested in research.
    • If you are a Seventh-day Adventist in other institutions, e.g., public, private, community.
    • If you are a Seventh-day Adventist postgraduate student interested in research

Objectives of the Association

    • Provide mentorship for less experienced researchers to become involved in well-planned publishable research endeavors.
    • Provide professional development opportunities to AHSRA- Africa members.
    • Develop capacity through training, resource sharing, and general capacity development and allow expertise to be developed across institutions.
    • Track research successes and impact.
    • Create a spiritual and moral atmosphere of fellowship and dialogue with expert peers and offer them support and collegiality around Africa and beyond.
    • Provide a meeting ground for common issues related to human-subject researchers in the Seventh-day Adventists Church on the African continent.
    • Organize regular academic conferences, seminars, workshops among institutions on the continent under the umbrella of the AHSRA-Africa.
    • Facilitate sharing and showcasing of best practices and up-to-date information
    • Share opportunities for research collaborations, exchange of expertise and resources
    • Provide social media platforms
    • Publish refereed literature and be a credible research voice for the Church.
    • Provide a body of peer reviewers for major research initiatives that involve human subjects among Adventist researchers in Africa.

AHSRA-Africa Leaders

The following officers were appointed to spearhead and serve AHSRA-Africa Chapter for the next three (3) years:
  • President: Professor Daniel Ganu – Adventist University of Africa, Kenya 
  • Vice President: Dr Patrick Owili – African Population and Health Research Centre, Kenya
  • Executive Secretary: Dr Irene M. Chimoga – Rusangu University, Zambia
  • Treasurer: Dr Francis Osei Kufour – Valley View University, Ghana
  • Event Coordinator: Dr Conrad Zygmont – Helderberg College of Higher Education, South Africa  
  • Membership Coordinator: Dr Israel Kafeero – Adventist University of Africa, Kenya 
  • Chaplain: Dr Gabriel Masfa – Babcock University, Nigeria

You may also refer to the constitution of the Association for detailed information. Please contact the following person for more information:

    • Membership Coordinator:
    • WhatsApp and Phone Call: +254736656843