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Samuel Owuor is an urban geographer and Associate Professor at the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a PhD in Human Geography (University of Amsterdam), MA in Urban Geography (University of Nairobi/McGill University) and BA in Geography (University of Nairobi). He has, over the years, gained experience in scientific research and publication, teaching and supervision of graduate students. His research interests are in the fields of urban development and governance; urban poverty and livelihoods; urban food and nutrition security; and urban-rural linkages. In addition, he has acquired a wide-range of management and leadership skills during his academic career at the University of Nairobi. He has served as Head of Department of Geography and Environmental Studies as well as being appointed in a number of university management committees and leadership positions.

Prof. Owuor has been involved in the design and implementation of collaborative and multi-disciplinary research projects funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), International Science Council (ISC), Network of African Science Academies (NASAC), Ford Foundation, European Union (EU), Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Rockefeller Foundation and French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD).

Prof. Owuor is a scholar with international exposure and networks. He has participated in many international conferences across the globe. He has been a visiting scholar in University of Jyvaskyla (Finland), School for Higher Studies in Social Sciences (France), University of Bordeaux (France) and African Studies Centre (Netherlands). He has been appointed external examiner in Kenyatta University (Kenya), University of Limpopo (South Africa), North-Western University (South Africa), University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), South Eastern Kenya University (Kenya), Radboud University (Netherlands) and University of Western Cape (South Africa). In addition, he contributes to the society through participation in community development efforts as well as providing intellectual insights on national and international issues.

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