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Fellow joins advisory board for university institute with focus on development issues

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2018 Fellow Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg has been appointed to the International Advisory board of The Centre for Development Research (ZEF).  Starting in 1997, ZEF is an institute of the University of Bonn, Germany, which consists of researchers who aim to find science-based solutions to development-related issues. ZEF’s research departments on Economic and Technological Change, Political and Cultural Change, and Ecology and Natural Resources Management, conduct inter- and trans-disciplinary research in, for and with emerging economies and on global issues with its collaborating research partners around the world.

Wanjiru has received widespread recognition for her work investing in women, including being honored as a White House Champion of Change; being named one of the 100 Most Influential Africans by New African magazine; and recognized as a Ford Foundation Champion of Democracy. She has also been awarded the United Nations Intercultural Innovation Award and was named one of Kenya’s Top 40 Women Under Age 40 among others.

She is a member of the Malabo Montpellier Panel, a high-level panel of independent experts that supports African governments and civil society identify and implement policies that enhance agriculture, food and nutrition security across the continent. Kamau-Rutenberg also sits on the Board of Twaweza, East Africa’s largest public and policy engagement platform, and the African Democratic Institute, which works to enhance democratic values across the continent. 

There's more at the University of Bonn's website.

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