Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Education, Science and Technology Dr. Fred Matiang’i has appointed Prof. Isaac k. Nyamongo as the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Co-operative Development, Research and Innovation at The Co-operative University of Kenya.
Prof. Nyamongo comes in to head the newly created Division for Co-operative Development, Research And Innovation, a function which was earlier on been domiciled at the institute for co-operative development (ICD).
Isaac K. Nyamongo is a Professor of Anthropology. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Florida, USA and has close to 30 years in Teaching, Research and Consultancy. He has supervised and mentored more than 40 students both at Doctoral and Masters Levels.
Prof. Nyamongo has held research and training grants from many organizations including the European Union, World Health Organization, International Development Research Center, Wenner Gren Foundation and Toyota Foundation among others.
His research and training experience spans several countries within the Africa region including Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea. Prof. Nyamongo has more than 60 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.
In addition, he has published books and book chapters. Further, he has held visiting Professor positions in the US as a Fulbright Scholar (2009-2010) and in South Africa where he was a Carnegie Mellon Fellow (2012).