Professor Charles Ngugi is the currently Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies at Karatina University, Kenya. He holds a PhD in Fish Biology from Memorial University of Newfoundland, CANADA. He has a long work experience (over 40 years) in the fields of Fish biology, aquaculture research, academia leadership and community outreach.
Dr. Charles Ngugi has a long teaching career in public universities and has supervised and graduated 3 PhD Students and over 20 MSc students who are currently in senior positions both in public and private sectors. He served as Fisheries Secretary and Chief Technical Adviser to the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries Development for three years. Charles has worked for 20 years as a consultant with USAID, Msingi East Africa, DFID and FAO, among others. Professor Ngugi has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in international journals and 60 technical reports, books and book chapters. His recent research assignments include a position as regional coordinator and Principal Investigator for the Aquaculture and Fisheries Collaborative Research Programme (AquaFish Innovation Lab).
Charles has attended and has been key note speaker in several international conferences, including European Commission Meeting in Brussels to develop guidelines for future Aquaculture funding in Africa March 2017, FAO’s side meeting with the committee of experts at the Sustainable Blue Economy (Nov 2018), World Aquaculture Society AQUA 2018 in Montpelier, France, and Aquaculture America 2018 in Las Vegas, US (Feb 2018). Professor Ngugi is member of the World Aquaculture Society and Aquaculture Association of South Africa. His area of interest includes Development of low-cost fish feeds for fish farmers in Africa.
In recognition of his community work, Professor Charles Ngugi has received the following awards:
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