Charles MWANGI

Kenya Space Agency (KSA) • Director Space Sector and Technology Development

Charles Mwangi is the Ag. Director, Space Sector & Technology Development who is overseeing Earth Observation (EO), Research, Education and Outreach programs at the Kenya Space Agency (KSA). He represents Kenya as an alternate member of the Programme Board of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO).

Mr. Mwangi is currently leading a number of Earth Observation and Research projects at KSA and also serves in the advisory panel for EO Farm (initiative of NASA Harvest), UNEP's Global Science Diplomacy Program and Stockholm+50 scientific report (main & youth report). He previously served as Coordinating Lead Author to the Sixth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6) report on Data and Knowledge chapters and was the co-chair of UNEP’s GEO-6 for Youth, a derivative product of UN Environment’s Sixth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6) assessment report for the youth.

I hold a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Control Engineering) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture, an International Master degree on Space Mission Design and Management from University of Rome, La Sapienza. He has also undertaken a Postgraduate course in GIS and Remote Sensing from ITC, University of Twente in Netherlands amongst other diverse training on project management, satellite engineering and remote sensing.