Judy Omumbo Manager, Affiliates and Post-doctoral Programmes, The AAS
Judy Omumbo joined The AAS in May 2018 as
a Programme Manager for the Affiliates and Post-doctoral programmes. She has
over 20 years of experience in epidemiology focusing on research to support
malaria control programs, where she focused on developing effective
partnerships between researchers and vector-borne disease control programs;
emphasizing the use of national data, research, and health information systems
for monitoring and evaluation (M&E). She has played a major role in
building the capacity of national control programs through curriculum
development; providing training of trainers and supporting programs to develop
tools to collate, analyze, and display their own data. Judy has worked in the
capacity of a consultant and published research in climate, vector-borne
diseases, and health, as the head of a policy and practice unit of an
international malaria research program, and as director of Public Health
M&E for the MEASURE Evaluation PIMA Project. She holds a Ph.D. in
Epidemiology and a Master’s in Public Health.
Obed Matundura Ogega Programme Officer, Post-doctoral fellowships Programme, The AAS
Ogega joined The AAS in May 2017 and works as a Programme Officer for
the Post-doctoral fellowships programme. As a climate scientist,
Ogega’s work and research interests are geared towards contributing to
sustainable development in the phase of global warming and climate
change. Prior to joining The AAS, Ogega worked with CORDIO East Africa
and the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi. Out of office, Ogega is an
award-winning photographer keen on highlighting environmental challenges
and promoting environmental conservation efforts through photography.
He holds a master’s degree in Climate Change Adaptation and is a PhD
candidate investigating east Africa’s intraseasonal rainfall variability
for sustainable development.
Eva Kiragu Programme Officer, FLAIR
Eva joined The AAS in November 2018 as the Future Leaders African Independent Research (FLAIR) Programme Officer. She coordinates grantee activities as well as carrying out research for the post-doctoral programme. She is an experiences grants administrator with 10+ years of experience in the fields of post-graduate education and agriculture.
Grace Mwaura Programme Coordinator - Affiliates, The AAS
Grace Mwaura joined The AAS in June 2018 at the Programme Coordinator for the Affiliates programme. Prior to joining The AAS, she consulted for the US-based Climate Interactive managing two systems thinking projects on climate policy and multisolving while also working as an independent consultant for various think-tanks and development organizations. Grace is passionate about African youth geographies and conducted her PhD research on the interdisciplinary subject of youth livelihoods in a changing climate. She has published widely in this field and invests most of her free time in career development aspects such as mentoring, leadership coaching, training, and communication.
She has previously served in the governing council of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and currently is a board member of the newly formed Africa Works which seeks to network African public policy experts. She is a non-residential research fellow with the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), and a member of the board of Africa Works. An environmentalist by training, Grace obtained her postgraduate degrees in Geography and Environment from Oxford University.