Johnson Nzau Mavole, PhD: PhD in Public health (St. Elizabeth University, Slovak Republic), MSc in Social work (St. Elizabeth University, Slovak Republic) and BSc in Community health and Social work (St. Elizabeth University, Slovak Republic) Faculty member, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Faculty of Arts and Social Science.
The Coordinator Post graduate Programmes (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences), currently, the Secretary general The National Association of Social Workers Nairobi Branch. Chief Editor International Journal of Social and development concerns, Kenya. Board Member, Cardinal Otunga Scholarships for the needy students.
Have participated in Teaching exchange programme at the University of Graz, Austria and given public Lecture at St. Elizabeth University, Slovak Republic. Published in areas of Public health, social work and development studies.
Kinyanjui is a self-driven, focused and highly resourceful individual. He thrive in a dynamic environment that presents diverse challenges and requires unsullied ideas. In addition, He has extensive hands-on experience in different fields. He has also worked with different institutions such as banking, research organizations, Non Governmental organizations and currently a lecturer at Catholic University of Eastern Africa. With a solid background in social sciences, Kinyanjui gel well with other fields such as political science, medical sciences, psychology, economic and social development among others. In addition, He has undertaken several researches and actively contributed in seminars, and conferences organized by reputable NGOs, private entities and institutions of higher learning.
Dr Emily Okuto holds a Doctor Philosophy in Peace and Conflict Studies. She also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology at Kenyatta University and a Bachelors of Education Arts (English) of the same University. She has several years of teaching both at high school level and institutions of higher learning. She holds memberships to several organizations among them, Forum for women Educationists (FAWE) and One Nation Under God (ONUG) for peace and conflict initiatives. She has successfully conducted consultancies for many Local and international agencies and conducts trainings in the areas of conflict Management, Governance and Peace building. Publications are in the areas of Peace and conflict, Security issues and governance. She has special interest in internal displacement, refugees’ influx, violent extremism, internal security and development of states. Currently she is a full time Lecturer Africa Nazarene University and also the Chair person Governance Peace and Security Department Email is
Dr. Urbanus M. Ndolo: Holds a PhD (Social Work, St. Elizabeth University of Health Sciences and Social Work, Bratislava, Slovakia ), MA (Regional and Local Development Planning, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands) and BA (Social Work, University of Nairobi), and a Certificate in Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit). He is an Organizational Management ISO quality Assurance assessor, Environmental Impact assessor, Reg. No. NEMA/EIA/ER/4939.
He has had over eighteen years of teaching at the Universities level. Besides many appointments, He served as a Deputy Dean of Students for six years in the same Institution. He previous worked with several private and public Development agencies in Kenya and beyond. He has had hands on socioeconomic and applied research on Albinism and Superstition in Tanzania, Child rights, Gender Issues, Poverty and social Inequality, Violence against girls in school and others social issues. He has successfully conducted consultancies for many Local and international agencies, and published widely.
He is currently the deputy chairman, the Kenya National Association of Social Workers (KNASW), Nairobi Branch. A member of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), and Organization of Social Science Research in Eastern and Sothern Africa (OSSREA) among many other scientific bodies. His research interests are in; Poverty and social inequality, Sustainable Community Development, Good Governance and Resource mobilization, Family and Child Rights, Gender equity and Healthcare Improvement and Project planning among other social concerns. He is in many voluntary community service committees and assignments.
Michael Sitawa (PhD Candidate) is a lecturer at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Department of Social Sciences. He has a Masters of Arts degree in Sociology (specializing in community development and rural sociology) from the University of Nairobi. He has a wealth of experience in lecturing in a number of universities across the country both private and public in Kenya.
He has a kin interest on gender dynamics in security and urban community crime prevention strategies, which is the area of focus for his Doctorate. In addition to this, he has experience in various research studies which involved baseline studies, surveys and use of participatory approach techniques. He is also a consultant, having worked with the African Union Mission in Somalia on capacity building for Somalia’s Interim government. He has also consulted for the National Council of Churches of Kenya assessing the conflict trends and the effect of the Peace Education Program in the five refugee camps in Dadaab, Northern Kenya. This was since 2003 to 2014 funded by UNHCR and UNICEF. .
Dr Shem Mwalw’a is an articulate researcher and evaluator of programmes and projects. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Research and Evaluation, Master of Philosophy in Educational Communication and Technology and a Bachelor of Education. Shem is a Lecturer at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Dr. Mwalw’a has vast experience as a practising consultant in Research, Monitoring and Evaluation. He is articulately experienced in educational communication and technology, media design and pedagogy, coordination of distance and electronic learning and has long standing experience in school administration and university campus administration. He has served as a University Campus Coordinator, being the contact person representing the university in many capacities.
He has been a principal in several schools variously conducting the international and Kenyan curriculum, coupled with being a boarding master in both systems of education. Shem has previously undertaken several researches including one on training of pre-school teachers and another on school-based teacher training programmes. He has performed consultancy activities with several organizations through research as well as monitoring and evaluation. Dr. Mwalw’a has worked with several universities including the International Leadership University, Kenyatta University and Africa Nazarene University. At Africa Nazarene University he served as a Campus Coordinator while also undertaking lecturing duties.
Currently he is working with the Catholic University of Eastern Africa where he is a lecturer of Research and Evaluation Studies as well as Educational Communication and Technology and pedagogical studies as well as being the Coordinator, the School Focused Programme. Previously he has also been the Coordinator for the Open and Distance Electronic Learning in the same university.
Zuzana Klochanova, PhD. – works as Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Care and Social Work, Trnava University in Trnava from 2017. She specializes in field of epidemiology (epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable diseases, surveillance of infectious diseases, epidemiological studies), in which she developed during her 2-years internship in EPIET (The European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training) in 2013 under supervision of professional from ECDC. The internship was based in Polish National Institute of Public Health at the Department of Epidemiology in Warsaw, where Zuzana participated at various projects and outbreak investigations.
Besides, she is interested in the field of environmental health, in which she specialized during long term collaboration with the Department of Environmental Health in the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, i.a. during implementation of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) methods in Slovakia. Zuzana also participated at educational activities of HIA in cooperation with WHO Europe, she studied climate change and health issues in the School of Government, Beijing University, in China, and she participated in the project activities at the clinic Mukuru Promotion Centre in Nairobi in Kenya.
Zuzana took a part in number of international projects as research project „RAPID - Risk assessment from policy to impact dimension“, „Indoor air quality and heath in rural and urban areas in Slovakia and Romania“ by monitoring indoor air quality, „Alzheimer’s disease - Prevalence, access to mental health services, costs and quality of life“ focused on patients with Alzheimer’s disease, or developmental project „Strengthening of continual mother and child care through multilevel educational intervention in South Sudan“. Health of marginalized groups is also a part of Zuzana’s interest. She participates on the EMIS2017 project focused on MSM community with Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. And recently she also drafts a project focused on health of migrants and refugees in cooperation with V4 countries. She presents at international conferences as ESCAIDE or EUPHA.
Wilson Agembo (PhD Candidate at Kisii University in Development Studies) is a full time lecturer at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and in charge of development studies at Kisumu Campus. Holds a master of Art Degree in Development Studies from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management from the Catholic university of eastern Africa and a Degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the Pontifical University Urbaniana.
Mr. Agembo is a registered member of the Kenya Association of Project Managers. He is a part-time consultant at CORAT Africa in Development Planning and Policy formulation in Africa a position he has held for five years.
Dr. Bethwel Owuor. PhD in Biology, University of Nairobi, (2012). Senior Lecturer at Kisii University - from October, 2017 – Present. Dean, Faculty of Science at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa from October 2016 – October, 2017. Deputy Director, Directorate of Quality Assurance at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa from September 2013 to November 2016.
Head of Natural Science Department at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa from Feb 2010 – Mar 2013. Predictive Analytics Modeler - Explorer Award for Educators 2016. Co-Principal Investigator of the project Medicinal Plants of Kenya, Bethwell conducted first-rate research as well as providing an excellent experience for Earthwatch volunteers.
Dr. Kennedy Karani Onyiko has 10 years of professional work in the field of social work as a university lecturer, child protection officer, researcher and consultant. He is currently the Chairman, Department of Social Studies, Maasai Mara University. He was first appointed as an adjunct lecturer in 2012 to Slovak aid’s project “Improvement of access to the University education for the poor” supported from Slovak ODA under the contract No. samrs/2010/02/06. He has also worked as a child protection officer for the past six years with Hope for Sick and poor.
This is an NGO involved with rehabilitation of street children which is a common phenomenon in the streets of the Kenyan towns. Aside from that, he has conducted research and training activities and also published substantial articles in referred journals. He has also supervised students’ theses both in undergraduate and post – graduate levels. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work, Masters of Science degree in Social Work and Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work, all from St. Elizabeth University, Bratislava, Slovakia.
Wilkins Ndege Muhingi is a Medical Social Worker by training. He is a PhD. Candidate who holds an MSc. in Social Work and BSc. in Social Work and Healthcare (Medical Social Work) both from St Elizabeth University (Slovak Republic, Bratislava). He is currently lecturing in Social Work and Development Studies courses at the University at various levels and supervising academic research work, the capacity in which he has served for the last six years and having had hands on Medical Social Work practice.
Muhingi’s areas of interest are Health, Education, Agriculture and Civil Society (NGOs) in relation to development. He has authored a number of articles in various reputable International Peer Reviewed Journals. His publications have attracted wide readership and citation. Currently, Muhingi is serving as an Editorial Board member of International Journal of Social and Development Concerns. He is very passionate about Medical Social Work, research and publication. He has presented many papers in International Conferences on various topics locally and in internationally in different countries (Kenya, Tanzania, China, South Africa, Rwanda to mention but a few). Having received various research and publication trainings organized by University of Washington and University of Nairobi, he is able to mentor and guide students and early scholars in the same.
He is an Executive member of the Kenya National Association of Social Workers Nairobi Branch and by extension a member of International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW). He is also a member of Kenya Medical Social Workers Association. He previously contributed inva luable expertise to AOSK in the area of Human Rights.