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Mary Njenga is a Bioenergy Research Scientist at World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) based in Nairobi, Kenya and a Visiting Lecturer at Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi. Njenga is in the editorial boards of Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR) series of International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and Urban Agriculture Book Series of the Springer pubishing house.
Njenga undertook a Post Doctorate fellowship in Bioenergy at ICRAF and holds a PhD in Management of Agroecosystems and Environment and MSc in Biology of Conservation from the University of Nairobi and a BSC in Natural Resource Management (NRM) from Egerton University. Njenga was a research officer and deputised for SSA regional coordinator for Urban Harvest, a systemwide initiative of the CGIAR on urban agriculture convened by International Potato Centre (CIP). She also worked on community based natural resource management (CBNRM) in drylands in Laikipia with Semi -Arid Rural Development Programme of SNV and Natural Resource Monitoring, Modelling and Management, (NRM3) of Laikipia Research Programme (LRP) currently CENTRAD. She also worked as a consultant for International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRASAT) on rural livelihoods in South Nyanza and Bomet, Kenya.
Her research interest is on sustainable and efficient biomass energy production and use systems and their connections to environmental management including climate change, livelihoods and rural-urban linkages. She is also greatly interested in natural resource management in urban and rural settings, and adaptive technology development and transfer including gender integration and co-learning through transdisciplinary approaches

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