Dr. Everlyn Nguku

Dr Everlyn Nguku

Dr. Everlyn Nguku is a Capacity Building Specialist under the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) Programme.

Dr. Nguku holds a PhD in Textile Science and a Master of Arts from Kenyatta University, Kenya. Her fundamental areas of specialisation include a multi-facetted research of silk that focuses on optimising silk biomaterial research involving wild silkmoths and domesticated Bombyx mori.

Prior to joining icipe, she worked as a Scientist at the National Agriculture and Food Organization (NARO), Japan, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). She also previously worked at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), where she held various positions including Interim Head Environmental Health Theme, and Programme Head under the Commercial Insects Programme. Everlyn has published 20 scientific papers and books, book chapters, policy briefs and presented research findings in international conferences, workshops and seminars.

In addition, she has been involved in training and capacity building activities, leading multicultural teams and mobilising resources. She has been a member of editorial boards of various journals and has served as a member of technical committees and scientific societies and organizations.