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29 Dr Ayub Macharia

I am a Kenyan male citizen. I hold a PhD in Environmental Education from Rhodes University, South Africa (2004); Masters of Science in Strategic Leadership (California Miramar University), Masters of Environmental Science (Kenyatta University) and a Bachelor of Education (Science – Kenyatta University). I also hold 2 Post Graduate Diplomas in Pedagogy of Online Learning and on E-Course development and Online Course Leadership from Global Virtual University, UNEP and HSH-Norway. I have worked in several institutions such as secondary school teacher for Biology and Geography (3 years), Education officer at the National Museums of Kenya (7 years); Environmental Sciences Lecturer at Kenyatta University (3 years); Director, Environmental Education, Information and Public Participation at the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) in Kenya (10 years). I have won 2 awards namely the Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in Africa (MESA) award by UNEP in 2007; and the Environmental Leadership Award (2008) by Eastern Africa Environmental Network. Between July 2010 and April 2012, I served as the Acting Director General of NEMA. From February 2017, I work for the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources as the Director in charge of Environmental Education and Awareness. I coordinate the national programme on Education for Sustainable Development. Since 2009, I also serve as a part-time lecturer at Strathmore University offering postgraduate courses in Leadership and Communication; Strategic Leadership and International Human Resource Management. I have successfully supervised 2 PhD students and 5 Masters Students. From August 2013 – August 2016, I was a member of the National Education Board, which advice the Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Education, Science and Technology.