Whois going to Speak in this session: Geopolitics & Governance

Hon. Lee Kinyanjui - Governor, Nakuru County

Chief Guest - Session 3

Hon. Lee Kinyanjui - Governor, Nakuru County


Welcoming Remarks:

Prof. Alex Kahi - Deputy Vice Chancellor, (AA) Egerton Univeristy

SESSION 3: Keynote Speakers

Prof. Charles K Lagat
Prof. Charles K LagatAssociate Professor - Moi Universitylagatck@mu.ac.ke

Impact of China’s One Belt and Road Initiative: Evidence from Textile Sector Value Chain in East Africa

Is an Associate Professor in the Department of Marketing & Logistics, at Moi University, Kenya. He also serves as the UNESCO Chair on Enterprise & Sustainability and Director for Directorate of International office, Linkages & Alumni. Charles has been actively involved in research in fields of marketing and entrepreneurship and has published more than 60 journal papers and presented international conferences. He is a member of the US based Academy of Global Business Advancement (AGBA), serving as Vice President for Kenya and a Full Member of the Kenya Institute of Management and Marketing Society of Kenya.

Dr. M. Waweru
Dr. M. WaweruKaratina University

Deconstructing the China Model: Analyzing China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” in Kenya and Pakistan.

Sammy Mwangi, Ph.D, is a lecturer at Karatina University Department of Social Sciences. He holds a Doctorate Degree in International Relations from Jilin University China, Bachelor of Art and Masters of Art Degrees in Political Science and Public Administrations from the University of Nairobi. His areas of research interest include; Devolution, Democratization and Africa in International Relations. He is currently researching on African states relations with major powers, especially the United States and China.

Mr. Omondi Okwany
Mr. Omondi Okwany Political Scientistomondiokwany2000@gmail.com

Kenya’s Foreign Policy towards the Horn of Africa: A Case of the Lamu Port-South Sudan Ethiopia Transport Corridor.

Omondi Okwany is a political scientist trained in Kenya and Norway. He is a security expert writing on Kenya's security with a wider focus on the Horn of Africa. Currently a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) candidate at the University of Nairobi, and an adjunct lecturer at the same university and Rongo University. He is an expert in International Security and Foreign Policy with a focus on ontological security. More Specifically, conducting research on Counter-Terrorism, Counter Violent Extremism, Radicalization, De-radicalization, Community-Based Armed Groups (CBAGs), and Non-State Armed Groups.

Prof. M  Ngigi,
Prof. M Ngigi,Egerton University

Review of Why Populist Policies Fail: A Public Policy Perspective

An agricultural Economist, with special interests economic implications of agricultural policies on people’s livelihoods and general welfare.  Currently I am a senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Egerton University, Kenya.  As part of efforts to improve delivery of applied courses in agricultural marketing and policy, I have sought to conduct relevant studies on various themes.