Our Team

Dr Alex Awiti
Vice Provost

Dr Awiti is Vice Provost of the Aga Khan University, in addition to being the Establishing Director of the East Africa Institute and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; where he is involved in curriculum design for one of the most innovative liberal arts based undergraduate programmes in Africa.

Prior to joining AKU, Dr Awiti was a postdoctoral fellow at the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York. He was also an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. For two years, Dr Awiti worked under the mentorship of Jeffery D. Sachs, world-renowned professor of sustainable development and health policy and management, as well as with the World Food Prize laureate Pedro A. Sanchez and Cheryl Palm.


Dr Evans Kituyi
Director 

Dr Kituyi is an international development practitioner with over 18 years of experience in programme development, project management and grants administration across Africa and South Asia. He holds a PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry from the University of Nairobi/Max Planck Institut fur Chemie, Germany and a Master of Business Administration from Africa Nazarene University in 2013. Dr Kituyi has served as Senior Lecturer and Head of the Environmental Chemistry Department at the University of Nairobi, where he contributed to teaching, research, graduate student supervision and community service. He has also led programmes on climate change, energy and water policy at the African Centre for Technology Studies. 

From 2009 to 2019, Dr Kituyi worked with Canada’s International Development Research Centre as a Senior Programme Specialist for Agriculture and Environment, where he led project portfolios focusing on climate change adaptation in semi-arid economies, bringing together leading think tanks and universities across Africa, Asia and the UK.​


Caleb Orwa
Data Analyst

Caleb is a data analyst at the East African Institute (EAI). He holds an MSc in Computer Based Information Systems from Strathmore University, Nairobi, and a BSc. Forestry and Natural Resources Management from Moi University, Eldoret.  He spends his time in data analytics, backend database management and front-end development of dynamic and interactive web interfaces.

Contact Us

Aga Khan University – East Africa Institute 

Park Place, 3rd floor

2nd Parklands Ave, off Limuru Rd. 

P.O. Box 30270 00100 Nairobi, Kenya 

Office Landline: + 254 20 3661200 

Inquiries: eai@aku.edu