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World Student Community for Sustainable Development (WSCSD)

Executive Board

The Executive Board (EB) is elected bi-annually by WSCSD members and co-ordinates the activities of this international organization. The board currently comprises of five individuals drawn from diverse backgrounds.

President:   Nickson Otieno

  • MSc. in Sustainable Urban Development, University of Nairobi (Kenya)

Vice-President:     Olusegun Koleola       

  • PhD. in Chemical Engineering, Heriot Watt university, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

Director of External Relations:     Niraj Koirala

  • PhD. in Economics, Texas Tech University (USA)

Director of Internal Relations:    Bonface Nduma    

  • MSc. in Natural Resource Management, Egerton University (Kenya)

Director Strategic Development:     Zulfiya Suleimenova  

  • Kazakhstan

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board consists of key individuals actively engaged in advancing sustainable development agenda. The board provides advice and guidance to the student leadership. The board does not necessarily represent WSCSD current projects or/and standpoints. Members of the Advisory Board are:

Prof. Thomas Andersson (Sweden)

Thomas Andersson is Chairman of International Entrepreneurship Academy (Intentac) since 2007. He is also Senior Advisor to the Research Council, Sultanate of Oman. He previously served as the President of Jönköping University and Professor of International Economics at Jönköping International Business School. He is also a former deputy director of science technology and industry at the OECD, Assistant Under-Secretary and Head of the Structural Policy Secretariat in the Swedish Ministry of Industry and Commerce and a member of two expert groups of the European Commission.

Prof. Martin Kloti (Switzerland), 

Martin Kloti is a Professor for sustainability and future technology. He is also a board member of ‘New start Switzerland’ dealing with the installation of rich communities, sustainable use of space and soil, green and clean industries, careful use of resources and ‘Niutex’, a corporation to support the research and regional use of renewable fibre plants for textiles, construction material, plastics, energy. He previously served as Head of the Institute of Humanities and Nature Sciences of the School of Engineering at the North Western Switzerland University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Mahesh Pradhan, UNEP

Mahesh is the Head of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)’s  Environmental Education and Training Unit (EETU). EETU supports the delivery of UNEP’s Medium Term Strategy 2010-13: “Generation of environmental education resources, networks and partnerships that will support the implementation of UNEP’s six cross-cutting thematic priorities and the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The core focus at UNEP’s EETU is enhanced engagement with Universities. This is clustered around three key pillars of education, training and applied research, as well as a cross cutting pillar of networking. Drawing upon the successful Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability into African Universities (MESA) Initiative, EETU seeks to consolidate a Global University Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES). EETU is also working with WSCSD-Kenya as well as Kenya’s Commission for University Education and National Environment Management Authority on the formation of Kenya Green University Network, to be launched in November 2015.

Prof. Greg Morrisson (Sweden)

Greg is a Professor at the Division of Water Environment Technology and Deputy Head of Department at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology.

Prof. Onuki Motoharu (Japan)

Project Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Sustainability Science (GPSS), Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo

Dr. Philip Osano (Kenya)

Philip Osano is a Research Fellow for Water, Land and Ecosystem Services at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Africa. He has diverse research interests at the science-policy interface in the area of environment and development. Philip Osano has a PhD. in Geography from McGill University, Canada. He is also a non-resident Research Fellow at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS). Dr. Osano is currently involved in the preparation of the African Union Strategy for the Accelerated African Agricultural Transformation Goals to guide the continent-wide implementation of the CAADP (Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme) for the 2015-2025 decade.

Mr. Steven Millman, S.M., M.A.

Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, Co-founder WSCSD, Martin Sustainability Fellow