Robert Ndugwa, Head, Global Urban Observatory Unit, City Prosperity Initiative, UN Habitat, Kenya
Robert P Ndugwa is the Head of the Global Urban Observatory Unit (Statistics & Data unit) in the Research and Capacity Development Branch at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Nairobi, Kenya. He is primarily responsible for the UN-Habitat’s global urban monitoring and reporting especially the SDGs as well as the New Urban Agenda. Robert leads the statistical work on the City Prosperity Index: a tool used to assess performance of cities on a global scale. Prior to joining UN-Habitat, Robert worked with various institutions including UNICEF, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Robert’s research interests includes: global urban monitoring, use of earth observation technologies, urbanization and health systems dynamics, urban inequalities and marginalization, urban expansions, slums and demographic surveillance systems, urbanization and adolescents transitions. He has contributed to several research articles in journals such as: Lancet, Journal of Urban Health; International Journal of Epidemiology; Journal of Child Health; Malaria Journal; Studies in Family Planning; Bulletin of World Health Organization among others. He has also contributed to book chapters including “Smart Economy in Smart Cities, Springer 2016”.
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