Isaac K. Nyamongo

Professor and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Cooperative Development, Research and Innovation 
Co-operative University of Kenya

Isaac K. Nyamongo is a Professor of Anthropology and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Cooperative Development, Research and Innovation at the Co-operative University of Kenya. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Florida and has close to 30 years’ experience in teaching, research and consultancy. He has supervised and mentored more than 40 students both at doctoral and master’s degree levels.

Issac has held research and training grants from many organizations including the European Union, World Health Organization, International Development Research Center, Wenner Gren Foundation and Toyota Foundation, among others. His research and training experience spans several countries within Africa including Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea. Professor Nyamongo has more than 80 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals. In addition, he has published books and chapters of books.

Further, he has held Visiting Professor positions in the U.S. as a Fulbright Scholar (2009-2010) and in South Africa where he was a Carnegie Mellon Fellow (2012). His current research focus is on empowering communities through cooperatives.