Moses Mwangi

Moses MwangiDr Moses Mwangi, a Kenyan national has interest in sustainable livelihoods development and management, particularly for the arid and semi-arid lands environments. He holds a PhD degree in Water Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Technology for Development from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. He is also qualified in Emergency Preparedness and Response, Programme Processes and, Gender Inclusion in Development.

Dr Mwangi is currently the Chairman of the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management in the South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU). He also performs in the capacity of the National Consultant on Water for the Inter-Governmental Authority on Drought (IGAD). Preceding this, he worked as a Water Engineer with the Kenyan government Ministry of Water Resources where he doubled as Liaison Officer/Coordinator for Donor funded programmes and projects. Between 2004 and 2007, Dr Mwangi was engaged in the Sudan by the United Nations to serve as the focal person for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in both regular and emergency modes. Earlier, he was the Programme Specialist on Land and Pastoralism in the Republic of Tanzania, responsible in taking lead on developing and implementing poverty alleviating strategies. While working as a Programme Officer for the Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid (CORDAID) Regional Office in Nairobi, he was responsible for the overall management of the themes Access to Markets and, Health and Care for Pastoralists. Dr Mwangi has also held the portfolio of Gender and Water Development Advisor in the South of Kenya for SNV-Kenya where, he was instrumental in setting up micro water supply programmes and projects to cater for pastoralists and agro-pastoralists livelihoods development support.

While visiting the ASC in the January-March 2014 period, Dr Mwangi in collaboration with Dr Marcel Rutten of the ASC will analyze and compile reports, info sheets and papers, based on the various researches and other undertakings that have been effected in the last three years in four river basins of the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Kenya under the banner of Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources (CoCooN). The period will also lay a foundation for (a) further researches to be jointly undertaken by Dutch and Kenyan masters students in four river basins of Kenya; (b) concretizing on documentary filming of social, environmental and, economic transformations of pastoralists in the North and South of Kenya; (c) drafting of a manual for sustainable improvement, development and, management of  traditional shallow wells in the arid and semi-arid lands; (d) drafting of a manual for sustainable development and management of rainwater harvesting in the arid and semi-arid lands.  

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Dr. M.N. (Moses) Mwangi
Former visiting fellow