Prof. Jacqueline McGlade
Professor of Resilience and Sustainable Development,
UCL's Institute for Global Prosperity and Faculty of Engineering.
Professor of Public Policy and Governance,
Strathmore University Business School.
Professor Jacqueline McGlade is a Professor of Resilience and Sustainable Development at UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity and Faculty of Engineering and Professor of Public Policy and Governance at Strathmore University Business School. A distinguished and respected scientist she has served as Chief Scientist at the UN’s Environment Programme in Nairobi from 2014-2017 and the Executive Director of the European Environment Agency between 2003 and 2013
Prof Stuart Gibb
Director of Environmental Research Institute (ERI),
Vice-Principal (International and External Engagement),
The University of the Highlands and Islands, Environmental Research Institute, North Highland College UHI
Stuart grew up in the Aberdeenshire farming community, and studied first in Aberdeen, and then at the University of East Anglia. Prior to joining the UHI, he worked with the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, University of East Anglia and with the British Antarctic Survey, including participation in national and international research programmes in Antarctica, the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, and the Mediterranean and Northern Seas.
Stuart joined the North Highland College (NHC) to establish the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) in Thurso: a centre which now employs around forty staff and research students. Here he is committed to developing research & knowledge exchange; learning & teaching; enterprise and outreach around contemporary environmental issues focused on the priorities of ‘Renewable Energy and the Environment’; ‘Carbon water and Climate’, and ‘Environmental Contamination and Ecological Health’
Dr.Rosemary Auma Okello-Orlale
Africa Media Hub
Strathmore University Business School
Rosemary Okello-Orlale is a well-recognized communication, media and gender expert who finds interest in public policy, education, creating Africa narrative through Data storytelling and Improving Business and Finance Reporting through training and capability building. She has experience in gender, philanthropy, data journalism, governance, civic engagement and leadership skills. Currently she is the Director of Africa Media Hub at Strathmore University Business School whose mission is to increase expert knowledge among the business and finance journalists in the coverage of critical issues related to the global economy and business using data visualization. She is also in the Advisory Board of the Strathmore Data Analytics Centre (SADAC)
Prof Marleen Temmerman
Chair of the Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
Director of the Center of Excellence in Women and Child Health,
Aga Khan University
Prof Dr Marleen Temmerman is a well-recognized global leader in women, child & adolescent health. She brings academic, research, technical, political, governance, management and leadership skills to the table as well as diplomacy, advocacy, fundraising, training and clinical expertise. She has a strong track record of working with governments, multilateral organisations, academia, professional bodies, development agencies, private sector, consultancy agencies, civil society, non-governmental and faith based organisations, in a global and changing world.
Currently, she is Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aga Khan University Hospital and Director of the Center of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya. Prior she was Director, Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR), World Health Organization (Geneva, Switzerland).
Professor Ratemo Waya Michieka
Member of staff,
Fellow and Honorary Secretary,
The University of Nairobi,
Kenya National Academy of Sciences,
Kenyatta University Council.
Professor Michieka is a member of staff at the University of Nairobi and has specialized in Agriculture (Weed Science) and Environmental Sciences. He went for a Postdoctoral training at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) prior to his appointment at the University of Nairobi as a lecturer in 1980. He later became the Founding Vice Chancellor of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology where he served for 13 years. Prof Michieka was later appointed the Director General of the National Environment Management Authority, NEMA, where he articulated the dangers of environmental pollution and natural resources degradation. He was responsible for the production of Kenya’s first report on the State of our Environment. Professor Michieka has done extensive research in Weed Science, with special emphasis on appropriate management systems, water conservation and food security. His studies in the testing of herbicides assisted in the recommendations of various weed control methods to farmers in East Africa and beyond.
Dr. Ermias Betemariam
Land Health Scientist
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Ermias Betemariam is a land health scientist with research interest in land degradation, landscape ecology, restoration ecology, soil carbon dynamics and spatial sciences. He holds B.Sc. degree in Forestry from Alemaya University, Ethiopia; MSc. Degree in Geo-information Sciences and Earth Observation from ITC, The Netherlands; and PhD in Ecology and Natural Resources from University of Bonn, Germany. He worked as a watershed management expert in small and medium scale irrigation projects in Ethiopia. He served as a lecturer in Mekelle University, Ethiopia. Currently he is a land health scientist in the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) with major responsibilities of leading the land health surveillance the Land Health Decisions Theme. He is involved in the development of land health measurement and monitoring protocols, lead research projects across Africa, resource mobilization and capacity development. He is also a focal point for the UNCCD at ICRAF. He has published more than thirty articles in peer reviewed journals mainly in areas of ecology, land use cover dynamics, land degradation and restoration.
Solomon Ole Ntayia
Resident of Narok County with vast experience in different fields and community work. A self-starter in computing and an IT enthusiast, he holds a Diploma in Marketing.
Currently working with PROCOL in organising communities around the Mau and Mara region.
Climate scenario modeller,
GCRF-OneHealth & PROCOL Kenya
British Institute in Eastern Africa.
Research Associate and Climate Scenario Modeler. Eve’s role comprises valuation of ecosystems and trade-offs, creating the underpinning GIS databases all which inform land-use or management decisions and cross-sectoral policies. A trained environmental engineer and climate scientist, she also has prior experience in natural resources management and engineering in a project management capacity.
Budget and project coordination,
GCRF-OneHealth & PROCOL Kenya.
British Institute in Eastern Africa
Mr. Humphrey Mathenge is a Managerial Consultant. He has over 20 years of experience in financial management, administration and human resource. His main duty is coordination of financial and logistical aspects of multiple research grants awarded to research projects including GCRF-OneHealth and PROCOL Kenya. Humphrey will also assist in the coordination of events in Nairobi.
Director business development & fundraising-GENTE DEL FUTURO
Pamoja – Direct Trade Coffee Collective.
In 2009, Vava Angwenyi started VAVA COFFEE – a Benefit Corporation (B-corp) with a Social enterprise model that exports, roasts and consults on coffee value chains, the organization aims to contribute to better future prospects for coffee communities and the industry as a whole. The company ensures sustainable livelihoods for the people and communities in which it works. Vava Angwenyi is also the co-founder and director business development & fundraising at GENTE DEL FUTURO (People of the Future). Gente Del Futuro formed in 2017 is an organization born out of a partnership between African Plantations Kilimanjaro, Vava Coffee Kenya and Oro Molido three private sector players within the coffee sector to tackle two of the main problems we face as an industry – Producer profitability and Next generation involvement. Gente Del Futuro’s focus is to amplify the voices of youth by creating economic empowerment, choices and sustainability for the coffee industry. The organization offers young people a unique and one of a kind learning opportunity by fusing coffee cultures and knowledge from three different growing origins :
Tanzania, Kenya and Colombia. Ms. Angwenyi is also a founding member of Pamoja – Direct Trade Coffee Collective, this is a UK registered community interest company that has been established as the international marketing and distribution division for its members, coffee farmers. It is focused on building direct, cost-effective and fair relationships between its farmers and ethically aware international roasters.
Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)
Amadi is zealous about the development of sustainable inclusive business models and the adoption of technology aimed to improve efficiency levels. His vast experience cuts across both the International Non-Governmental Organization and financial sectors. His work contributes to a positive impact on communities by ensuring improved performance with a focus on sustainability anchored on good corporate governance practices.
He is experienced in identifying opportunities and turning challenges into innovations. Efficiency, systematic and strategic thinking are strong skills that enable him to achieve more than the set goals and targets. Amadi is an enthusiastic leader with an interest in developing connections between multi-stakeholders by creating an environment that triggers synergy.
Fast Forward 2030
A Bachelor of Commerce – Business Administration graduate from Strathmore University with a focus on developing coordinated education and innovation activities for global development. his interest for sustainability among/between various societies focused on solving community problems through innovation.
Member of board
Mara River Water Organisation
Joseph Kones is a farmer in Bomet on the Mau escarpment, a principle water catchment in Kenya’s Rift Valley. Over the last 20 years, he has seen gradual change in the climate. According to Joseph, rising temperatures have encouraged the proliferation of malaria-spreading mosquitoes. Rainfall has also become unpredictable.
He aims to save the Mara River from drying out due to changes in climate and also seek to help farmers to regain fertile and moist soil. He sees skills in adapting to climate change as essential for the future survival of our community.
Co-founder and Lead Strategist,
Women in GIS Kenya (WiGISKe),
Data for a cause community.
Yariwo Kitiyo is a leading specialist in GIS in Kenya and an expert in data visualization with over 5 years’ experience in both implementing enterprise solutions and capacity development. She has worked with governments, ministries, counties and NGOs.
She has been featured in the Under 30 Women Breaking Barriers in STEM by the Mawazo Institute and Einstein Forum one of the region’s leading recognition programmes for her work in using data to drive gender equity, diversity and social inclusion.
She is Cofounder and Lead Strategist at Women in GIS Kenya (WiGISKe), an initiative known for its scientific and technical accomplishments and the priority it places in mentorship and leadership to reconstruct the narrative for the African woman.
Yariwo is currently pursuing her MSc. In GIS and Remote Sensing at Jomo Kenyatta University. She’s also a member of the data for a cause community.
Professor Terrence Forrester
Professor of experimental medicine and
Director tropical medicine research institute
Faculty of medical sciences
The University of the West Indies,Jamaica
Professor Forrester’s interest has been man’s biological adaptation. In particular he has been pursuing discovery research to understand how man adapts to nutritional stress and the costs and consequences of such adaptation to the risk of obesity, hypertension and insulin resistance. Since 1999, Professor Forrester has received at least 14 research grants from various funding agencies to assist with his work to better understand the underlying basis of hypertension and insulin resistance. The three areas of work with which he has been involved are intermediary metabolism in children with severe malnutrition, hypertension research, and research into the developmental origins of health and disease.
In 2006, Professor Terrence Forrester was the recipient of the prestigious Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence (ANSCAFE), one of the region’s leading recognition programmes, for his work. That same year the inaugural Caribbean Laureate also earned the Boehrigher Ingleheim Award for Hypertension Research in Developing Countries. Three years prior, he was also the winner of the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research at UWI. Professor Forrester (BSc, MSc, PhD, DM) unified four research units across three UWI campuses when he spearheaded the formation of the Tropical Medical Research Institute, which merged the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, the Sickle Cell Research Unit and the Epidemiology Research Unit at UWI Mona, and the Chronic Disease Research Unit in Barbados.
Miss Angeli Williams
Calum Macpherson, PhD
Director of Research,
Professor of Parasitology
School of Medicine
School of Veterinary Medicine
St. George's University
Dr. Macpherson joined the University in 1993 as Professor of Parasitology and Director of Research in the School of Medicine and is now also Professor of Parasitology for the School of Veterinary Medicine. He serves on many internal and international committees.
In addition to his many roles at the University, Dr. Macpherson is the founding director and vice-president of the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF). He has worked and lectured in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and North and South America. Over the course of his career, he has supervised over 60 master’s degree and PhD students in Kenya, Tanzania, India, the UK, Nevis, and Grenada. Dr. Macpherson was born and raised in Kenya, and later Uganda. In 2014, he was appointed to the Research Advisory Board of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and elected as a Global Football Ambassador by the Grenada Football Association.
Prof. Lindonne Glasgow
Instructor, Public Health and Preventive Medicine
St. George's University
Lindonne Glasgow is a human and social capacity building specialist and public health researcher. She is a Grenadian, employed as a Capacity Building and Training Specialist for a regional project, PROPEL, funded by a Canadian NGO and the Government of Canada. She received a Master of Science degree in Public Health from the St. George’s University in Grenada, for which she undertook Grenada’s first formal study to estimate the burden of gastrointestinal illness, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, CAREC, PAHO and WINDREF, which was published by the Journal of Population Health and Nutrition.
Prof Satesh Bidaisee
Professor and Associate Dean for School of Graduate Studies E-learning
St. George’s University GCRF-OneHealth-SGU
Satesh Bidaisee is a professor of public health and preventive medicine and associate dean for graduate studies at St. George’s University.
As a research investigator, Dr. Bidaisee supports community-based participatory research and service activities that dovetail with his research interests including emerging infectious diseases, zoonoses, food safety and food security, and the pursuit of the “One World-One Medicine-One Health” concept. Dr. Bidaisee’s research projects have covered topics including “Human Behavior, Climate Change and Viral Infections,” “Zoonoses and One Health,” and Vector Borne Disease outbreaks. He is board certified by the U.S National Board of Public Health Examiners and has completed research fellowships at the Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH), Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (FRSTMH), the International Society on Infectious Diseases, and the Society of Biology.
Dr. Bidaisee has previously held positions at the University of Trinidad and Tobago and the Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of the West Indies, his master’s degree in public health from SGU, and an EdD from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Dr. Howard Dryden
Chief Technical Director,
Clean Water Wave.
Founder and Director,
Dryden Aqua Ltd
Howard is the founder of Dryden Aqua Ltd and a marine biologist from Edinburgh.
The company was founded from his PhD research on molecular sieve ion exchange zeolitic sand filtration systems for closed system aquaculture and development of intensive aquaculture technology. His technology, while developed to improve animal health and protect the aquatic environment, is now being applied in numerous markets where clients demand effective, sustainable solutions to deliver clean, safe water.
Dr. Dryden has unique knowledge and experience of combining biology, chemistry and physical sciences to deliver unique portfolios of integrated technology to address water treatment across the spectrum. He is the inventor of the activated, bio and wormhole channel resistant filter media AFM®. AFM is used in the technology developed by Clean Water Wave.
Dr. Stephanie Terreni Brown
Clean Water Wave
Stephanie is a co-founder and Director of Clean Water Wave, having established the social enterprise in 2017. She holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, an MSc from the University of Oxford; her doctoral research explored small-scale water and sanitation infrastructures & the relationship with the communities the technology is meant to serve in Kampala, Uganda.
Previous to managing Clean Water Wave, Stephanie was a Research Fellow at the Centre of African Studies at Edinburgh University, and has worked as a management consultant for a large corporate, where amongst many varied projects she was involved in developing the skills and education strategy as part of the Chinese Government’s Belt and Road Initiative for key projects in South Asia and East Africa.
Since leaving academia, Stephanie has subsequently built up a portfolio of project management experience with CBOs, NGOs, and corporates, and has considerable experience working across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. She is as a Fellow of the RSA.
Operations and Commercial Director
Clean Water Wave
Diane is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Royal Society for Arts.
She wears numerous hats! She has most recently worked in the Scottish public sector as a senior manager in an economic and community development organisation and works on a part time basis for Clean Water Wave as the Ops and Commercial Director. She is also a Trustee for the NGO Water Witness International.
She is a specialist in business development and marketing strategy; however, her passion lies in the effective delivery international development and, through her voluntary work, has seen its failings especially where the delivery of safe water is concerned. She has an MBA and will provide Clean Water Wave with company secretary support and, where appropriate, advice on strategy.
We believe our research could lead to improvement of livelihoods and have a direct impact on the socioeconomic development of
communities through informed practice and policies.