Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Stephen Ngigi is a water resources management specialist and water coordinator for the Millennium Villages Project (MVP). He has a Ph.D. in integrated water resources management (IWRM) from UNESCO-IHE (Institute for Water Education), Delft, the Netherlands (2006), an M.Sc. in soil and water engineering from University of Nairobi, Kenya (1995), a postgraduate diploma in groundwater resources management from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel (1993), and a B.Sc. in agricultural engineering from the University of Nairobi, Kenya (1991). He previously worked with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Nile Project as a regional agricultural water use survey consultant based in Entebbe, Uganda. He has also taught and researched at the University of Nairobi for more than 10 years. Ngigi has researched and published extensively on integrated agricultural water management, especially rainwater harvesting and management and low-head drip irrigation technology. He has been involved in many community development activities in Eastern Africa, mainly focusing on the promotion of water as an entry point to sustainable rural development. He has been the recipient of research and project grants from USAID and the European Commission. He is currently spearheading a study funded by the Rockefeller Foundation on the assessment of water resources management for smallholder farming systems’ adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa.