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Dr. Nathan Wangusi is a currently Research Scientist at IBM Research Africa in the Public Sector and Government Affairs program which is focused on supporting the Government of Kenya business process reforms aligned to the World Bank Ease of Doing Business indicators. Currently, he is also leading the development of a framework for Smart African Cities through the SMART Africa Initiative a flagship by the President of Rwanda Paul Kagame and other African Heads of State.

Dr. Wangusi’s began his career as and Environmental Engineer with Carollo Engineering P.C. in Kansas where he designed municipal potable water and waste water systems. He was a Management Consultant with Excelsior where he led a project with Strathmore University in Kenya in establishing agenda for their Water Governance Center and in the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry in South Africa in water resources planning. He worked as a technical adviser to rural communities in the South Eastern United States in capacity building in public utilities in areas such as governance, asset management, project financing and service delivery.

He serves as a patron of the Teachers Environmental Rescue an NGO focused on tree planting among school children in Kenya and is a member of the Green Belt Movement. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognition for his environmental work most notably the Rotary International Ambassadorial Research Fellowship from Rotary International, 100 Projects for Peace Grant from the Shelby Davis Foundation, Akili National Science Foundation Grant from the National Research Foundation of South Africa.

He holds a Ph.D in Engineering from the University of Florida.