Bwalya Kasoma-Mumbi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Library and Information Studies and Development Studies- a double major from the University of Zambia. She is an experienced Documentalist with extensive expertise of over 10 years of Information Management Systems and Services, database development and management and data management and documentation. Since 2012, she has been working as a Documentalist facilitating the work of the Institute in its thematic areas of research comprising Agricultural, Rural Urban Development; Economic Development and Business; Governance and Socio-Culture and Population and Health Systems. In recent assignments, she has been key in the development of research databases, digital collections, website management, selective information dissemination and many others aimed at facilitating research and teaching for evidence based decision making.

Research Interests

Database Development and Management; Management of Information Systems and Services; Big Data; Bibliometrics; Documentation; Digitization and digital collections.


Macwan'gi, M., Mumbi, B and Kanene-Mwale,T. (2016) Fifty Years of the Institute of Economic and Social Research in the University of Zambia: Five Decades of Research and Publishing in the University of Zambia (1966-2016). Lusaka, UNZA Press.

Contact Details
Documentalist, University of Zambia, Institute of Economic and Social Research, Plot 2631, Chudleigh, Munali Road, Lusaka, Zambia. email: /