Kendi Muchungi

Dr Muchungi’ latest role is as an Instructional Designer at the Aga Khan University, as an intervention scientist within the Brain and Mind Institute.  BMI’s mandate is to promote the mental health agenda by actively seeking out collaborations within The Aga Khan Development Network and without to promote awareness and the destigmatization of mental health in a stepped approach.  Dr Muchungi’s diverse wealth of experience in emerging technologies, science, design, and development of pragmatic solutions will contribute towards the attainment of this vision within the Region, by the introduction of innovative and localized interventions.

Dr Muchungi holds a PhD on Computational Neuroscience, and a master’s degree (Distinction) onManagement and Information Systems. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Web Development in E-Business.

Prior to joining Aga Khan University, Dr Muchungi honed her expertise as the Communications and Technology Lead, and the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team member with the Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa (TESCEA) Project through the Department for International Development, UK. Dr Muchungi has presented numerous in-depth academic papers on transformational, strategic, and responsible business leadership, sustainable development, and gender equity. Dr Muchungi was also part of the Kenya National Research Fund development team for a food security project to tackle aflatoxins using ICT.