Martin Brown Munene
Martin is proficient and articulate international development consultant with more than 14 years of experience in climate change and disaster resilience, youth development, sustainable development, governance and peacebuilding and conflict prevention management. He has lived, studied and worked in many African, European and Asian countries and has worked and/or consulted for projects supported by international agencies such as the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (which has since closed and been replaced by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency among others. He has led several non-governmental organisations including as the Executive Director of Ecosystem, Social, Economic and Development Organisation (ESEDO) as well as the Co-founder and Director of Operations for the Peace and Development Forum (PDF) in Kenya. He is a Director and Senior Fellow of the Africa Development Resources and Capacities Institute (ADRECI), a pan-African think-do tank and development organisation working to unlock Africa’s development potential through linking science, policy and practice. Martin is currently pursuing his Ph.D. research in environmental policy and development at the London School of Economics and Political Science where his research focuses on the governance of transboundary climate risks and impact of climate responses.
Martin has been involved in the Rabat Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Transform Africa programme since 2017 when he led a team of consultants in a study of the social and ecological transition in South Africa as the lead consultant for the 2019 study on “Energy efficiency in Kenya: public awareness, strategies, challenges and opportunities”. Subsequently, following on the recommendations of the study and stakeholder workshop held in Nairobi in October 2019, Martin has been leading the Unplug Campaign – on energy efficiency and sustainability.