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Dr. David Otwoma

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
Chief Science Secretary, National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation
Kenya
Dr. David Otwoma is the current Chairman of the Eastern Africa Association for Radiation Protection. He holds a PhD in Radiation Physics, an MSc in Nuclear Science and a BSc in Physics also lectures at the Technical University of Kenya. Currently he is the Chief Science Secretary at the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation. He was Secretary (Nuclear) in the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum seconded to the Nuclear Electricity Project (2011-2013), he served as the Chief Science Secretary at the National Council for Science and Technology (2007-2011) and was a Nuclear Safeguards Inspector at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna Austria (1999-2006). 1988-1998 he was Senior Radiation Protection Officer at the Radiation Protection Board from 1988.
Dr. Otwoma impressive portfolio of awards, includes the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize as IAEA SG staff shared with the IAEA Director General Dr. M. Albaradei, and the Kenya National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation award in 2013 in recognition for research contributions on both national and international levels to the R&D in Radiation Protection Dosimetry. In 2014 he participated in the production of a technopolicy brief titled “Mainstreaming Gender in the National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in Kenya” and his paper titled “Challenges and Opportunities as Kenya Grapples with How to Introduce a Nuclear Regulator” published in ESI Africa’s Power Journal, formed part of the discussion in the August 2015 Eastern Africa Power Industry Convention. He also spoke on “How is the Price of Generation Sources Influencing the Attractiveness of Power Plants Powered by Imported Coal and Nuclear?” at the EAPIC function. He sits on the Advisory Boards of the African Utility Week and the Eastern Africa Power Industry Convention.