Peterson Waweru

University of Nairobi

Received Sylff fellowship in 2022
Academic supervisor: Dr. Martin Odhiambo Ouma (Ph.D.)
Current affiliation: Department of Diplomacy and International Studies, University of Nairobi

Academic achievements:
▪ BA in International Studies (University of Nairobi, 2018-2021) - International Security Major, Economics and International Law Minor; First-Class Honors.
▪ Authored & published a research paper in 2021: Assessing the Impact of Energy Insecurity on the Level of Global Economic Competitiveness of States - Case Study of Kenya:( Research Thesis University of Nairobi February 22nd 2021
▪ Authored an article on Food Security, in 2022: Tax Prism Journal of the Kenya Revenue Authority: (Waweru Peterson. “Food Insecurity”, Sustainable Taxation: Promoting Circular Agricultural Economies -Tax Prism Issue 009, January (2022): pg.42-45.)
▪ Awarded a Research and Graduate Academic Fellowship by the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research under the Sylff Fellowship in 2023, to pursue a Masters degree in International Studies at the University of Nairobi.

Social Engagements:
In 2019 I participated as a volunteer project manager in a year-long project study on college youth recruitment into violent extremist groups in Kenya. The project was a counter-violent extremism study conducted by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) across Kenyan public universities.
I served as Chief Editor at IDIS Forum for International Affairs (2019-2021): In this period we developed student research teams, engaging research in global and regional issues, encouraged students to submit high-quality articles to the IDIS journal and as part of the University of Nairobi's - Kenya Model United Nations Chapter; we went on to win the 19TH Session of the KenyaMUN -Think Global Act Local challenge.

Freelance Research Data Analyst and Social Science Researcher at the Department of Diplomacy and International Studies, particularly interested in International Policy Research Analysis. Author and contributor under the University of Nairobi’s students seminars and articles at the Institute of Diplomacy Forum for International Affairs (IFIA); and Former Chief Editor at the IDIS Forum for International Affairs.
Thanks to the Sylff Fellowship, I am undertaking my graduate research on Macro Intervention Measures for Migrant Workers' Protection in the Middle East: A Comparative Study of Labour Migration Management in Kenya and the Philippines. I hope that this study brings attention to the failures of labour migration management policies in Kenya and informs policymakers on the life-saving interventions made by the Philippines Labour Migration Strategy.


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