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Dr. Jane Wanza Mutinda

Dr. Jane Wanza Mutinda

Lecturer and Chairperson
Department: Environmental Studies and Community Development
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 43844, 00100-Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone: +254 (2)-8710901-19 (ext. 57-220)
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  • PhD, MEd, Kenyatta University, Environmental Studies and Community Development
  • BEd, University of Nairobi, Education (Honors)

Research areas
Gender and Environment, Community Resource Management, Mobile Money Technology and Poverty Alleviation, Women and Micro-finance

Research / Publications

  • The Use of Mobile Money Services and Platforms among the Visually Impaired in Kenya: An Impact on Poverty Reduction. 2012. (Ongoing)
  • Mobile Money Services and Poverty Reduction: A study of Women’s  Groups in Rural Eastern Kenya. 2011-ongoing.
  • The impact of HIV and AIDS on the family and environmental management efforts in Kenya: Regional Conference on HIV/AIDS and the Family, AAWORD-K, Nairobi, Kenya.


  • International Conference on Mobile Money at the Institute of Money,Technology and Financial Inclusion, 4th -6th Dec 2011, University of California, Irvine, USA.


  • Mobile Money Services and Poverty Reduction: A study of 21 Women Groups in Rural Eastern Kenya

Presented at:
1st Africa Mobile Money Research International Conference (AMMREC 2012), 2nd  and 3rd April, Nairobi Kenya.

Projects and consultancies

  • NEPAD: training of women in Eastern Province on resource mobilization and investment 2007-2010. Project: Enhancing Women’s Capacity to Participate In Resource Mobilization and Investment Programmes In Kenya: Investing in Women for Lasting Change
  • AWDF: Training women on human rights in marginalized communities in Nairobi (2008).
  • Global fund for women: Training on economic empowerment, violence against women and human rights Nairobi 2006-2008.
  • UNICEF (Addis Ababa): Training on Sexual Exploitation in Humanitarian conditions for UN Staff – March 2003
  • UNICEF (Addis Ababa): Training of Trainers for Humanitarian Workers on sexual Exploitation in Humanitarian conditions – May 2003
  • UNICEF (Addis Ababa): Evaluation on Training Progress for TOTs – March 2004.

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • Treasurer, Association of African Women for Research and Development (AAWORD)
  • Member Center for Research and Information of Low-External input and sustainable Agriculture (ILEIA)
  • Member, East African Environment Network (EAEN)
  • Member, Women in Development and Environment group. (WIDEN)

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External. Examiners..

Dr. Robinson Ocharo, Department of Sociology, University of Nairobi.

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