Martin Brown Munene
Martin is one of the four Consultants and Mentors who contributed to the design, development and implementation of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s inaugural leadership development and mentorship programme. He is an articulate social scientist/human geographer with immense love for humanity, and a serial thinker on socio-political and sustainable development issues. His experience in climate change and disaster resilience; sustainable development; peacebuilding and conflict prevention and management; youth development as well as the governance and politics of all these spans over 10 years. He has lived, studied and worked in several African, European and Asian countries, adding to his experience in multicultural environments.
Martin is also a highly-sought-after specialist on the above fields. He has worked for and/or consulted for projects funded and supported by governmental agencies such as the UK Department for International Development (DfID), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) among others. In addition, he has worked with/for Christian Aid; Development Alternative Inc. (DAI); the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI); Heinrich Böll Stiftung (HBS); and Mercy Corps among many other international and local organisations.
He served for years as a Senior Associate at ESEDO, and founded many ventures including the Africa Development Resources and Capacities Institute (ADRECI) – a Pan-African think-tank and development organisation working to unlock Africa’s development potential through linking science, policy and practice – where is a Senior Research Fellow. His work and research have especially influenced policy and practice of resilience, peace, and development in developing countries, while his passion for youth development and mentorship continues to impact positively on many lives globally. He is currently a PhD Researcher at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment based in the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, and a member of the Programme for African Leadership in the same university.