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Dr. Robert Kibugi is a Kenyan environmental lawyer who holds Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Master of Laws (LL.M – environmental law) from the University of Nairobi. Dr. Kibugi is currently a Lecturer in Environmental Law at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP), University of Nairobi where he teaches post-graduate classes at the Masters level and Ph.D seminars.

He further teaches Legal Research and Writing; Land Use Law, and the Law of Torts at the School of law, University of Nairobi.

He also teaches a Ph.D Seminar at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Environmental and Peace Studies at the same University.

Dr. Kibugi is a legal and policy researcher working, inter alia, on legal, policy and institution aspects of climate change adaptation and mitigation; water sector legal and institutional reforms; climate resilience in the water sector; public participation in natural resource governance; land reform on the use of law to realize sustainable land, and implementation of constitutional provisions on land law.

As service to society, Dr Kibugi holds the following responsibilities - 

1. Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

2. Elected Member of the Governing Board of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (IUCNAEL), for the African region.  The IUCNAEL is a learned society of environmental law scholars.

3. Research Associate at the International Environmental Law Research Center (IELRC) [http://www.ielrc.org/about_people.php#kibugi].

4. Member of the Specialist Group on Climate Change Adaptation at the Asia Pacific Center for Environmental Law (APCEL), based at the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore.

5. Lead Counsel, Climate Change at the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) based at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

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