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Dr. Jesse Ndwiga Mugambi

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Board Member

Company Description: UDO works with farmers in various self help groups to make sustainable change in their lifes. Many farmers have benefited much from the support and assistance they...   more

Employment History

  • Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
    University of Nairobi , Kenya
  • Member of the Working Group On Climate Change
    World Council of Churches
  • Mr. President
    WCC Working Group
  • Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
    University of Nairobi
  • Professor In the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
    University of Nairobi
  • Religious Studies Teacher
    University of Nairobi

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • PhD
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Jesse Ndwiga Kanyua Mugambi, ..., 6 June 2014 [cached]
Jesse Ndwiga Kanyua Mugambi, PhD, Board Member
Jesse Ndwiga Kanyua Mugambi
Jesse Mugambi, FOTO: Elfström/IKON
Dr. Mugambi is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and a Member of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences (MKNAS). He also represents Africa in the World Council of Churches Committee for climate questions.
Dr. Jesse Mugambi, a member ... [cached]
Dr. Jesse Mugambi, a member of the WCC's Working Group on Climate Change, spoke to those assembled to offer the council's views on this critical topic:
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - News & Announcements - Foreign bio-fuel projects 'undermine 'African food security, 28 Sept 2010 [cached]
Jesse Mugambi, a professor of philosophy and religious studies from the University of Nairobi, cautioned that communities are losing food sovereignty, land ownership and biodiversity in deals where products end up in companies' home markets.
"Africa has the capacity to feed itself, but the land concessions will continually reduce this capacity," Mugambi told ENInews in a Sept. 15 interview, a day after the Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Food Program reported that 925 million people globally suffer from chronic hunger.
Some investors say that due to risks associated with the stock market more and more of them are putting money into food-producing land, where they foresee higher yields. This tendency can force small and medium-sized farmers, who produce for local markets, out of business.
Mugambi, a member of the Geneva-based World Council of Churches working group on climate change, noted that Africa is the only continent that produces food for others while importing what it consumes.
"The consequences of this 'land grabbing' are disastrous for the future. The use to which the grabbed land is put is also alarming," he added.
Mugambi said vast tracts of fertile land in Kenya grew coffee, tea, cotton, sisal and pyrethrum for export early in the 20th century, a factor he said that still contributes to serious food shortages.
Then in the 1970s fertile lands, where farmers grew maize as a food crop, were converted to grow sugar cane for ethanol production.
"For a short time [in the 1970s] we had gasohol in our petrol stations, but the euphoria did not last. Now where the cane farmers are they are perpetually in food deficit, and they cannot recover the returns on their land, labor and inputs," said Mugambi.
At least five million hectares of land, an area the size of Denmark, is being acquired by foreign companies to produce bio-fuels mainly for northern markets, according to an August 2010 report by Friends of the Earth, an international environmental protection advocacy group.
European and Chinese companies are dominating the practice concentrated in 11 countries and the acquisitions have met with protest in Tanzania, Madagascar and Ghana, the report says. Mugambi warned that bio-fuels mark a step in the wrong direction in human technological history.
Church leaders slam Copenhagen, 21 Dec 2009 [cached]
Kenyan professor Jesse Mugambi, a member of the WCC working group on climate change, said, "Copenhagen was a missed opportunity by the industrialised countries to lead by example."
Mugambi noted, "While countries like China and India came with concrete measures they have voluntarily taken to reduce CO2 emissions, they are not committed to do so as they are not members of the Annex 1 countries of the Kyoto Protocol."
Industrialised countries failed He added, "Most of the industrialised countries didn't show the needed commitment to lead the whole world in an effective way to address the challenges of climate change."
What's New, 18 Dec 2006 [cached]
Prof. Jesse Mugambi who chaired the AACC/Caritas Platform and who is also a member of the WCC Working Group on Climate Change delivered the statement at the High-level Ministerial Segment.
delivered by Dr. Jesse Mugambi, University of Nairobi and Member of the WCC Working Group on Climate Change
Mr. President and fellow participants in this UN Climate Conference:
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