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Over 30 years of professional work in the fields of population and reproductive health as a lecturer, trainer, researcher, consultant and an administrator. Currently, I am Deputy Director, Graduate School. I am in charge of postgraduate admissions. Between June 2002 and June 2014, I was Director of the Population Studies and Research Institute, University of Nairobi. Between April 2007 and February 2013 served as Associate Director for Research at the University of Nairobi Centre for HIV Prevention and Research to coordinate research and training activities of the KeFA project which was funded by NIH through the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
As Director of PSRI, I led the development and implementation of many research projects, such as evaluation of targeted OVC interventions in Thika and Kilifi, MICS 5 and ITC Kenya, and M&E capacity building training activities, revision of the MA/ MSc syllabi, ‘taught’ PhD program, an annual certificate course on M&E and an MA Degree Program in Monitoring and Evaluation. In addition, I spearheaded staffing and computing infrastructural improvements and the implementation of the quality management procedures at PSRI.
Further I coordinated PSRI’s support to the GOK/UNFPA county program through series of activities such as the preparation of ICPD @15 Report for Kenya, Kenya Population Situation Analysis Report and training on M&E and RBM and integration of population into development planning for the implementing partners. I have published widely on population issues and supervised over 80 postgraduate students. I have taught demographic courses, social research methods and data analysis to postgraduate students for over 25 years. Further, I have taught and supervised many graduate students in Monitoring and Evaluation.

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