About the blogger

Anthony Mugo is a committed professional who is dedicated to the “Planet Before Profit” movement as well as the Shared Value approach to social and economic development. He has more than 20 years of experience in development work, having started out as high school and college tutor before moving into development communication and human rights realms. He is currently a PhD scholar at the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation at the University of Nairobi where his thesis work centres on the nexus between climate change and communication.

The highlight of Mr Mugo’s professional contribution to climate change policy in Kenya was when he
led a team of technical experts to compile the Knowledge Management and Capacity Building
Chapter of the inaugural Kenya National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP), 2013 – 2017. He was
then the Deputy Director of Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN), where he served until 2016.

At ALIN he edited Baobab, an iconic publication that circulated across the Sahel and was a highly respected resource for extension workers serving arid lands communities. He was also led the team that published Joto Africa, another magazine published by ALIN, that carries simplified climate change research findings by African scientists, and which circulates across Anglo- and Francophone Africa.

From ALIN, Mr Mugo moved to the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) where has
served for a short stint as the Communication and Policy Engagement Manager until end of 2016. At
he became the founding coordinating editor for Development Perspectives a biannual publication
from AFIDEP that carries critical evidence-informed analyses and commentary on urgent
development challenges in Africa, with the aim of informing policy and programme decisions.
Mr Mugo is a Hubert Humphrey Fellow, having joined highly competitive the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program of the the United States Government. He spent his Fellowship year at Boston University where he specialised in Information Management while undertaking foundational work for his master’s degree, which he subsequently earned from the University of Nairobi. He has a Post-graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the same university. Mr Mugo’s bachelor’s degree is
education with a specialisation in botany and zoology. His early exposure the life sciences stoked his
love for environmental conservation and eventually sustainable development. He is one of the two founding directors of LEAD East Africa and the Horn, LEAD EHA.

An accomplished journalist, Mr Mugo is an avid blogger whose work is found at https://anthonymugo.blogspot.com/. He is a published author in the knowledge management field. His Journal article: Connecting Communities with Knowledge in East Africa is featured in the Knowledge Management for Development Journal by Taylor and Francis Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012 Follow him on Twitter @TonyMugo.

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