Mbutu Mwaura is an economist by profession. He holds Bachelor of Arts First Class Hours (1995) and Master of Arts (Economics) (1998), both from University of Nairobi, Kenya and is currently pursing a PhD in Economics at Kenyatta University, Kenya. He has 16 years of planning, research, policy and monitoring and evaluation experience in both public and private sectors. Among the institutions he has worked at is the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA). He is currently, since 2008, the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Ltd where he has gained policy, management and operational experience in the water and sanitation sector. He also teaches Economics at Kenyatta university on a part-time basis. Mbutu Mwaura is a member of Board of Directors of Naromoru Water and Sewerage Company Ltd., Kenya. He is also in Board of Management in three public and one private (mission) secondary schools in Kenya. He is an Associate Member of Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).
Katharina Gugerell is a trained landscape planner and landscape architect who holds a PhD in landscape planning and cultural landscape research from BOKU University Vienna. Before she started her position as an Assistant Professor for Planning & Spatial Design at the University Groningen (Department of Planning & Environment) she was affiliated with University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna and the S.Seifulin Agrotechnical University Astana (Kazakstan). Besides her academic career she is also active in consultancy for ‘MJ Landschaftsplanung’ based in Vienna.