Dr. Ribio Nzeza Bunketi Buse - Deputy Chairperson

Dr. Ribio Nzeza Bunketi Buse - Deputy Chairperson
Dr. Ribio Nzeza Bunketi Buse

Dr. Ribio Nzeza Bunketi Buse has worked as a journalist for Radio Okapi, a media initiated by the Hirondelle Foundation and the UN Stabilization Mission in DRC. He was a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Social Communication at the Catholic University of Congo. He holds a MA in Culture and Media Management from Senghor University in Alexandria/Egypt (2009). After serving as an Assistant at the Critical World Virtual Research Laboratory on music and globalization at the University of Montreal in Canada, he developed a website devoted to the promotion of his country's music industry. The concept is fully explained in his book, published in 2010.

On a consultancy level, he drafted the application of the City of Kinshasa to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (for music). Kinshasa joined the network in December 2015. His research culminated in 2016 in a PhD in Social Communication from the Catholic University of Congo. His thesis focused on the way in which the young people of Kinshasa use the consumption of music TV shows to construct their own socio-professional identities and perspectives.

Ribio is the current deputy chairperson of the Music In Africa Foundation.