Delegates today gathered in different venues for their presentations beginning with 5 Guest speakers namely:-
1. Prof. Mary Abukutsa
Prof. Abukutsa is Professor of horticulture and currently the Deputy Vice -Chancellor,
Research, Production and Extension at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agricultural
Technology. She is famed as a humanitarian and agricultural scientist from Kenya who
specializes in olericulture, agronomy, plant physiology and her work focuses on African
indigenous food crops. Her speech is onHarnessing African Indigenous Vegetables for
Africa’s Sustainable Development.
2. Prof.Mugendi M'Rithaa
Prof. M'Rithaa is an industrial designer, educator and researcher at the Cape Peninsula
University of Technology in South Africa. He holds postgraduate qualifications in industrial
design and higher education, as well as a doctorate in universal design. M’Rithaa is passionate
about various expressions of socially responsive and responsible design, including design for
sustainability, participatory design, and universal design. His speech is on an Afrikan
Perspective on Socially Conscious Design.
3. Prof. Birhanu Dejene
Prof. Dejene is Professor of physics and material science at the University of Free State,
South Africa. He has developed collaboration with University of the Western Cape, Nelson
Mandela Metropolitan University, University of Nairobi, University of Eldoret, JKUAT ,
University of Addis Ababa, Tokyo Institute of Science and Technology, ICTP and Tsukuba
University. His speech is on Green Energy Sources as Solutions for Sustainable Energy
for The Past, Present and Future through Community Engagement .
4. Prof. Simmy Marwa
Prof. Marwa is a Professor and practitioner of Strategic Quality Management at Dedan
Kimathi University of Science and Technology.He is also a Certified Manager in Six Sigma
Green and Black Belt, Process Excellence and Project Management as well as a Fellow of
the Higher Education Academy (UK). He will speak on Business and Innovative
Approaches for Small &Medium Enterprise Development.
5. Prof. Donald Kisilu Kombo
Prof. Kombo holds a PhD in Sociology of Education, and currently the Acting Dean, School
of Education, Kenyatta University. Some of the significant researches he has done include
the Impact of Nairobi-Thika Super Highway on Ruiru Town in Kenya and Cactus Pilot
Project on Health Promotion in Selected Primary Schools in Nairobi, Kenya. His areas of
interest include Education, Research and Community Development. His speech is on
Innovative Theories and Models of Competency Based Education for Sustai nable
The Guest speakers were present to give insight in the different sub-theme workshops.