Curious. Enthusiastic. Passionate. Driven.

GENS Trilateral Chair researchers are all that and much moreā€¦


Prof Josephine Kaviti Musango, Trilateral Research Chair holder: Stellenbosch University, South Africa

As the GENS Trilateral Chair holder, I am fulfilled in undertaking cutting edge research in African cities, building capacity of systems thinkers through system dynamics, and mentoring young researchers in becoming excellent researchers and leaders of the 21st century. GENS provides a unique space and experiences for researchers to thrive and to find meaning in the research they undertake.

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Dr Fabrizio Ceschin, Principal Investigator: Trilateral Research Chair, Brunel University London, UK

I am a Senior Lecturer in Design with expertise in design for sustainability, circular economy and co-design. In the GENS programme I coordinate the process of co-designing social and technology innovations for urban poor women energy needs as well as exploring and fostering commercialisation opportunities.
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Dr Betty Karimi Mwiti, Principal Investigator: Trilateral Research Chair, University of Nairobi, Kenya

I lecture at the School of the Arts and Design, University of Nairobi, in various aspects of Communication Design including the Co-Design Process and Design Thinking Methodology. My background is in Communication Design with an interest in Design for Health and Community Engagement and Participation. As part of the GENS team, focus will be driven by the need to encompass communities in designing gendered-innovations for alternative energy resources.

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Dr Aine Petrulaityte, GENS Research Fellow: Brunel University London, UK

With a background in product design and research experience in sustainable design practices, I am passionate about engaging with various stakeholders, listening to their needs, and, co-creatively, designing more sustainable solutions. In the GENS programme I focus on carrying out ethnographic research, facilitating co-design of gendered energy innovations and exploring commercialisation opportunities of newly developed gendered energy solutions.

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Stellenbosch University Students

Christer Anditi, Prospective PhD Researcher
Adelia Chicombo, PhD Researcher
Yumna Parker, Masters Researcher, Sustainable Development
Lelani Oosthuizen, Masters Researcher, Industrial Engineering
Stefani van der Merwe, Masters Researcher, Industrial Engineering
Sanelisiwe Mlaba, PgDip Environmental Management
Sphokazi Mbata, PGDip Environmental Management

University of Nairobi Students

Peris Njoroge, Prospective PhD Researcher
Douglas Logedi, Prospective Masters Researcher