Professor Genevieve Mwayuli is also the Chairperson of FAWE Kenya. An Educationalist and Environmental Research Scientist, she holds a B Ed. (Sc.) degree from the University of Nairobi and Doctoral and Masters’ degrees in Environmental Biology, both from Moi University. Professor Mwayuli has experience of university administration and management, having worked with the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) from April 2002 to August 2013, where she played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Department of Natural Sciences and rose from Head of Department to Dean of Faculty of Science. She thereafter joined Garissa University as the pioneer Deputy in charge of Academic and Student Affairs until January 2017. She is currently back at CUEA and is actively involved in teaching, research and community service.
Prof Mwayuli continually updates her knowledge, skills and experience through short courses, conferences, research and publications as well as students’ both internal and external supervision and examination. She has many publications to her name. She is an advocate of community development and livelihood diversification in Africa and is passionate about youth education and empowerment especially for girls. Her passion for boys’ education also saw her between 2013 -2018 be a member and Chairperson of the Board of Management of St. Ignatius Mukumu Boys High School, in Western Kenya.
Prof Mwayuli is a Member of several associations including the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA); the Network of Women in Marine Science (WiMS); the Scientific Committee of the Association of Catholic Universities and Higher Institutes of Africa and Madagascar (ACUHIAM); International Network of Women Engineers and Scientist (INWES); African Women in Science and Engineering (AWSE); and is a board member of FAWE Africa and a life member of FAWE Kenya.
As Secretary of the Scientific Committee of ACUHIAM since 2010 Prof Mwayuli was assigned the task of Developing Research Agenda for ACUHIAM where she Conceptualized and developed ACURI, the African Catholic Universities Research Initiative which is now an important arm of ACUHIAM. She further conceptualized and developed Project for ACUHIAM Institutionalizing Education, Training and Research in Peace Studies, and which has been adopted and being implemented with the CUEA Centre for Social Justice and Ethics taking a lead role. Prof. Mwayuli is very passionate about improving access to quality and relevant university education in Africa. She has represented FAWE in a number of CESA clusters and the Pan African University Regional Steering Committee. Between 2010 -2011 she was an External Peer Reviewer with the African Catholic Universities Quality Assurance, ACUQA Pilot project where she was the Chair of Peer Review Team visitation Weill Bugando University College of Health Sciences, now the Catholic University of Health Sciences, Bugando, Tanzania and the Chair of Peer Review Team visitation the Catholic University of Malawi.