ACTIL Technical committee.

Prof. Judith Waundo Chair, ACTIL Technical Committee).

Prof Waudo holds a Ph.D. in Food and Nutrition Education and is currently a full professor in the Department of Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics. She is the chair African Centre for Transformative Leadership at Kenyatta University. She also chairs the Steering Committee for UNESCO and the Academic Mobility and Advancement Committee both at Kenyatta University. Prof Waudo is a renowned scientist in the area of community nutrition in Kenya. She has taught and researched in the area of food and nutrition for over 30 years. She has served at Kenyatta University in various administrative positions for 20 years.  She has experience in food security and safety in the different value chains. More recently she has carried out a research study on food loss from farm to the plate. Prof. Waudo has authored several books and scientific articles.


Prof. Caroline Thoruwa Director, ACTIL

She is a Kenyan chemist. She is a professor of chemistry at Kenyatta University, and the director  ACTIL.

Prof. Caroline Thoruwa is also the chairperson of African Women in Science and Engineering, a member of the board of the International Network Women Engineers & Scientists, and a member of the technical committee of ACTIL Knowledge Hub.


Prof. David Minja Kenyatta University.

Prof. David Minja is a Full Professor of Strategy, Leadership and Public Policy, a researcher, an author, organizational consultant, leadership, governance and public policy thinker whose writings and seminars have influenced scholars and leaders in Africa and beyond.


Dr. Margret Muturi Kenyatta University.

Dr Margaret Muturi holds a PhD in Immunology from Kenyatta University.  She is a Senior Lecturer in the department of Medical Laboratory Science teaching Immunology, Biosafety, Biosecurity and Parasitology.  Her main area of research is Infectious Diseases. She has experience in management having served as a Head of Medical Laboratory Science Department for 5 years. Dr Muturi has supervised many postgraduate students and she has mentored many young women. She has published widely and she is a member of various professional bodies such as; Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World Kenya (OWSD-K), Women in Science and Engineering, a member of Chemical Weapon Convention Coalition (CWCC) just name a few.

Dr. Gladys Wambiri Kenyatta University.

She holds a PhD(Early Childhood Studies) MEd (Ed. Psychology) BEd (Science) Kenyatta University. She is a Senior lecturer at Kenyatta University, Department of Early Childhood & Special Needs Education. She has a wealth of teaching and research experience in children’s’ early language and literacy development. She has presented papers in a number of international conferences and published papers in several peer reviewed journals. She has previously been a Chairman, Department of Early Childhood Studies and a School of Education Examination Coordinator.

Ms. Zebib Kavuma Country Director, UN Women Kenya

Mrs Zebib S. Kavuma is an accomplished development advocate working to improve the status of women in Africa. She has over 20 years’ expertise in diverse development work including gender, reproductive health and rights, peace-building and conflict resolution as well as HIV/AIDS. She was appointed as the Country Director of UN Women in Kenya in July 2011, where she leads and oversees the gender equality and women’s empowerment portfolio for the UN in Kenya. She is currently the Deputy Country Director of UN Women for Eastern and Southern Africa.

Mrs Kavuma holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Industrial Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Kebedech Nigussie UN Women Regional Representative.