Mary Mbura Njenga

Environmental Scientist

Mary Mbura Njenga is an Environmental Scientist with a Ph.D. in the Management of Agro ecosystems and Environment from the University of Nairobi; she is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and visiting lecturer at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies in the University of Nairobi. She has received prestigious fellowships from the Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP) and African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD). Mary has strived to decrease the drudgery of rural women by focusing her research on energy efficiency of household bio char production. She has 14 years of experience on conceptualization, management and coordination of research and development of collaborative projects and extensive experience in gender mainstreaming in organizational culture and research and development processes. She has published 67 articles in peer reviewed journals, books, technical magazines, working papers, policy and technical briefs. She is also a reviewer of two journals and an editor of Miti: The Tree Business Magazine for Africa. She is keen to bring to WOCAN her experience in gender in NRM, especially in relation to drylands, agroforestry (including participatory forest management), and women's empowerment in climate change and the energy sector, for instance, through energy enterprises.