Dr. Suki Mwendwa, Kenya Technical University, Kenya
Prof. Suki Mwendwa practices Design within a human ecology tradition which includes social and cultural issues within the built environment and mitigating social-environmental impact using space-crafting, people related product design development, and environmental product design life cycle awareness. She applies design thinking in her work and teaching, as a preparation for industry and relevant competencies, founded in a tradition of creative thinking and grounded theory, as a means to produce constructive practical sustainable design outcomes within communities, industry and the creative economy.
Currently, Prof. Mwendwa is the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, at Technical University of Kenya. She has facilitated and established strategic partnerships with industry, global and local research consortiums, institutions of higher education, and local communities, including capacity building and community outreach activities to secondary schools and local communities for the promotion of sustainable livelihoods.
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