Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Uris Hall, G08
Ndunge Kiiti is a Professor of International Development at Houghton College, in Houghton, NY, and Adjunct Faculty at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Global Health, in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also currently a Visiting Professor at the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development. With a key focus on Africa and Latin America, Dr. Kiiti’s work involves research, teaching, and publishing in the areas of communication, education, health, and development. Her collaborative research projects highlight the use of mobile money technology by women’s micro-credit groups and the ‘Jua Kali’ or informal business sector in Kenya. This year, in collaboration with Cornell’s Institute for African Development (IAD), Dr. Kiiti will be doing research on the use and impact of mobile money technology among smallholder farmers in Rwanda and Ethiopia. She serves on the boards of MAP International, a global health organization, and Jericho Road Community Health Center, both based in the U.S. Dr. Kiiti has a PhD in Communication from Cornell University, which included a one-year study in International Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore.