From October 2012 to date: Doctorate candidate under co-direction with a thesis entitled : « Recognition of Informal Norms in Creating Resilient Water Management Systems- The Case of Soweto East-Nairobi », Laboratory- Les Afriques dans le Monde (LAM), Universite Bordeaux Montaigne. Thesis director : Bernard Calas.
From May 2014 to date: Member of the Nairobi team « Food Metres project» a seven city international research project in shortening urban food chains.
Research Methods and Field Work
Principles of Environmental Management & Conservation
“Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme (KENSUP)”: An analysis of Kibera Integrated Water, Sanitation and Waste Management Project (K-WATSAN). IFRA/CORUS Seminar. Nairobi, Kenya, May 2010.
Kibera Water and Sanitation Facts, Field Course in Integrative Geography, Baringo, Kenya. 24th August - 10th, September, 2010.
Housing Development in the South; Slum Upgrading in Kibera, Noma/Search Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, February 2011.
Recognition of Informal Structures in Creating Resilient Water Resource Management Systems in Urban Housing Renewal Projects, Sustainable Communities Workshop, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 13th -22nd March 2013.
Improving Housing Durability in Informal Settlements Using Affordable Building Materials- The Case of Kibera, Nairobi. SB13 Southern Africa Conference. South Africa, October 2013
Recognition of informal norms in creating resilient water management. A case study of Soweto East - Nairobi. RAJA Conference.Bordeaux, France. November 2014
My Water, My Choice - The role of Citizens in Ensuring Resilient Water Systems, Nairobi. Local Government and Urban Governance Citizen Responsive Innovations in Europe and Africa Conference. Lisbon, Portugal, April 2015
'CHAMAS'- The Power of the Invisible Urban Woman . The Ideal City: Between Myth and Reality Conference. Urbino, Italy, August, 2015
February – May 2015 : Field work in Kenya , Kibera, governance systems in Soweto East.
January 2015: Field work coordination in Kenya, Makadara, shortening food chains.
May – August 2014 : Field work in Kenya, Kibera, access and governance of water systems in Soweto East.
July- August 2011: Field work in Kenya, Nanyuki, sustainable livelihoods in arid and semi arid lands.
2008-2010: Master of Arts in Environmental Planning and Management, The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Bachelor of Arts – Geography and Communication - (Hons) , The University of Nairobi, Kenya
English, Swahili, French, Luhya