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Prof. Charles Owuor Olungah is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Institute of Anthropology, Gender & African Studies (IAGAS), University of Nairobi.
His has over 20 years of experience in teaching and research locally, regionally and internationally in areas such as Female Genital Mutilation, Gender Mainstreaming, Reproductive Health and Rights, Gender and Governance, Harmful Cultural Practices and Conflict Resolution among others. He has also been involved in National Public Inquiries on Gender and Reproductive Rights of women as well as the Child Pregnancies. He has consulted for Government, NGOs, Development Partners as well as the UN Agencies.
He has also been involved in training on various themes in gender among them Gender Responsive Budgeting, Gender Auditing, Gender Mainstreaming; Women in Politics, Gender Violence and Conflict Resolution as well as Gender based Violence in Emergencies among others. He has published several articles in referred journals as well as book chapters.
On leadership, Olungah started off as a student leader and was instrumental in bringing out the student’s perspectives in the 1994 UASU strike, later became the careers coordinator at IAGAS for over 15 years. He has also served as the Strategic Management Unit (SMU) Manager for over 15 years serving in Lower Kabete at the School of Business, Parklands at the School of Law and at the Lower State House Road SMU in the Main Campus. He served as the Director IAGAS for Six years (2014-2020), was elected the Organizing Secretary of University Academic Staff Union (UASU) for five years and has also served as the Supervisory Committee Chairman of the CHUNA SACCO for three years. It is this wealth of experience in representative politics that he intends to bring to the University of Nairobi Pension Scheme 2007.
He is passionate about achieving gender equity and equality in all spheres of human endeavour and the nurturing of a just society.