Prof. B. W. Ikua
Prof. Willy Muturi
Stream Leader Socio-Economics and Policy Issues
Currently an Associate professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Accounting and Finance, Jomo Kenyatta university of Agriculture and Technology, PhD in Economics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. He has over 50 articles in refereed journals journals has wide experience in Economics, research and Policy Issues.
Prof. Daniel Sila
Stream Leader Food and Beverage
He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Food Science and Technology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya. He holds a PhD in Bioscience Engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and a MSc in Post-harvest and Food Preservation Engineering from the same University. Currently, he is the Project Manager for the European Union funded project on Food Fortification in Kenya (2017 - 2023), a collaborative effort between JKUAT and Ministry of Health. He is also the Programme Coordinator (2017 -2027) for the VLIR-UOS (Belgium) funded Legume Centre of Excellence for Food and Nutrition Security. He has been the Chairman of the Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics (2012- 2016) at JKUAT. He has over 15 years experience on University – Industry linkages. Daniel has over 40 publications in international peer review journals and won the JKUAT Chancellor’s Research Merit Award of the most leveraged funds in 2017.
Prof. Martin Obanda
Stream Leader Monitoring and Evaluation
Associate Professor, Directorate of Production, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, he is currently the Director, Production& Innovations Department, JKUAT he holds a PhD in Plant Biochemistry & Enzymology from Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine Has over 50 publications in international peer review journals of high impact and has presented in many national and international fora.
Prof. Walyambillah Waudo
Stream Leader Beauty and Cosmetic
Holds a PhD from University of Kwa Zulu, Natal, South Africa Currently the Director of Chemistry Products Centre. This the hub of chemical research, innovation and also as an income generating unit mandated to manufacture quality chemical products e.g. beauty products and paints, he has over 30 years of teaching and research experience in diverse areas in electroanalytical chemistry, industrial chemistry and as well as environmental chemistry.
Eng. B. K. Kariuki
Stream Leader Intellectual Property
Eng. B. K. Kariuki is currently a senior lecture department of mechanical Eng. at JKUAT, has previously served as an engineer at the ministry of public works in Kenya, he holds a MSc in environmental engineering from London south bank university, he acts as a director, directorate of intellectual property and university-industry liaison at JKUAT.
Prof. John T. Githaiga
Stream Leader Textile and Fiber
Prof. Githaiga is an Associate Professor School of Engineering, Dept. of Manufacturing, Industrial and Textile Engineering, Moi University, and holds a PhD from University of Ghent, Belgium. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Rivatex East Africa limited, and is the Acting Managing Director, Innovations Firm Ltd (owned by Moi University). He has technical and management experience in both industrial and academic sectors; previously chairman of Dept., Project Leader and later Programme Coordinator of the Belgian funded Flemish Inter-University Council – Institutional University Cooperation (VLIR-IUC). He has research and extension experience and has been involved in a number of funded projects: in coconut (PI for a coconut project with NACOSTI), cotton and silk value chains, and design of manufacturing systems. He has supervised several Masters and PhD students in fields of Textiles, Industrial and Materials Engineering.