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Grace Mwaura

Dr Grace Mwaura is the Fellows and Affiliates Manager at the African Academy of Sciences where she provides thought leadership in the development, coordination, and implementation of AAS Fellows and Affiliates’ initiatives through policy, research and innovation in line with the AAS Strategic Plan. She is the coordinator of the AAS Mentorship Scheme that matches early and mid-career researchers with mentors from around the world with an aim of enhancing a thriving environment for African scientists.

Prior to the AAS, Grace worked in research and consulting for various think-tanks and international organizations. She holds a PhD in Geography and Environment from Oxford and has published widely in the field of environment-development nexus with a focus on youth livelihoods in contemporary Africa.