Ms. Grace Muthoni Mwaura - Non-Resident Research Fellow
Ms Grace Muthoni Mwaura is a Coconvener of the IUCN-wide Task Force on Intergenerational Partnerships for Sustainability (IPS) and a Steering Committee member of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC). Prior to these, she served as a Global Council member for IUCN (2010-2012) advancing the engagement of young professionals and inter-generational partnerships within the Union.
She co-founded the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC), where she still serves as an advisor on policy and communications. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Kenyatta University (Environmental Sciences), an MPhil from University of Oxford (Nature, Society & Environmental Policy) and is currently undertaking a doctoral programme at the University of Oxford in Geography & the Environment.
Her doctoral research ‘Educated Youth, Livelihoods, and Politics in Africa’ examines the meaningful engagement of young people amidst the global economic restructuring. She is particularly interested in new and emerging opportunities to address global environmental crisis in a youthful African continent.