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Dr. Mitullah is an Associate Professor of Development Studies at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) of the University of Nairobi. In addition to sitting on the FIT Board,she is a member of the UN-HABITAT Advisory Board of the Global Research Network on Human Settlements.
Researcher and lecturer, with over two decades of experience working in the public and non-profit sectors, a political scientist by training, Prof. Mitullah has researched and consulted in the areas of management and policy development of urban services, institutions and governance, and the role of stakeholders in development, with an emphasis on the policies and institutional dynamics of local level deve lopment.
In the area of urban development,her focus has included an examination of urban politics, community development, and the role of gender in urban policy formulation, planning and management of programs. Further contributing to the field of development, Prof. Mitullah has published a considerable body of material, including published papers, books, edited works and conference papers in the areas of local level governance, gender and democratization, gender in urbanization, resource management in local authorities, participatory governance and poverty alleviation, and democracy and social transformation. In addition,she has researched, collaborated and consulted in these areas for a number of Government Ministries, United Nations agencies, the World Bank, DFID, USAID, and DANIDA, as well as with national and international non-governmental organizations.
Working for the Ministry of Local Government from 1986-88, Prof. Mitullah established the Social Services Coordination Unit within a joint initiative between the Planning Department of the Ministry of Local Government and UNICEF, to support the effective planning, implementation and monitoring of development programs. From 1983-86, Prof. Mitullah served as the principle researcher in a comparative study of seven African cities for the Mazingira Institute in Nairobi which was coordinated by the University of Toronto. Prof. Mitullah holds a PhD from the University of York (1993), a Master of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration (1983) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nairobi (1980).
Research Organization: CoE Cape Town, South Africa
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