H.E. Professor Judi Wangalwa Wakhungu EGH was appointed as the Ambassador of Kenya to the French Republic, Portugal, Serbia & Holy See in January 2018. During the period 2013 – 2018, Professor Wakhungu served as Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources where she was responsible for ensuring good governance in the protection, restoration, conservation, development and management of the environment and natural resources. Previously, she was the Executive Director/ Professor of the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) in Nairobi, from 2002 to 2013. The ACTS is the Nairobi-based international inter-governmental (IGO) science, technology, and environmental policy think-tank that generates and disseminates new knowledge through policy analysis, capacity building, and outreach. Prior to returning to Kenya from the USA where she had worked since the completion of her doctoral studies, she spent many years at the Pennsylvania State University where she served as an Associate Professor, Science, Technology, & Society, and as the Director of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Institute.
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