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Catherine Mungai

Partnerships and Policy Specialist
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Catherine Mungai is a DAAD scholar and holds an MSc in Environmental Governance (MEG) from the University of Freiburg in Germany. She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Journalism and Communication from Makerere University and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies and Community Development degree from Kenyatta University. Prior to joining CCAFS, Catherine worked as an advocacy and publicity assistant with GenderCC–Women for Climate Justice an advocacy organization based in Berlin, championing the mainstreaming of gender in climate change negotiations. She also has experience in wetlands management and conservation which she acquired while she worked as a Wetlands Programme Officer at the East African Wildlife Society in Nairobi. She was part of the team charged with developing the Kenya Wetlands Forum Strategic Plan. She joined CCAFS as Programme Specialist focusing on expanding learning partnerships and supporting the policy engagement processes in CCAFS focus countries in East Africa and also at the global level on integrating climate change and agriculture policies. Catherine also offers technical support on the knowledge sharing platform known as the Climate and Agriculture Network for Africa (CANA) which seeks to promote dialogue between policy makers and scientists on food security, agriculture and climate change matters.

Catherine is also a Post Masters Fellow under the Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement in Sub-Saharan Africa (CIRCLE) programme. During the course of the fellowship, she undertook research on examining the uptake of climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices through a gender lens.


  • Nyasimi M, Radeny M, Kimeli P, Mungai C, Sayula G, Kinyangi J. 2016. Uptake and dissemination pathways for climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices in Lushoto, Tanzania. CCAFS Working Paper no. 173.
  • Mungai C, Atakos V, Hansen J. 2015. Strengthening regional capacity for climate services in Africa, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 27 October 2015. CCAFS Workshop Report. Copenhagen, Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
  • Bewket W, Radeny M, and Mungai C. 2015. Agricultural Adaptation and Institutional Responses to Climate Change Vulnerability in Ethiopia. CCAFS Working Paper no. 106.
  • A. Jarvis, J. Ramirez-Villegas, V. Nelson, R. Lamboll, N. Nathaniels, M. Radeny, C. Mungai, O. Bonilla-Findji, D. Arango & C. Peterson (2013) Farms of the Future: an innovative approach for strengthening adaptive capacity.
  • Gender into Climate Policy - Toolkit for Climate Experts and Decision-makers. Gendercc - Women for Climate Justice (2009).