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Moses Ogutu

Kenya & University of Cape Town, 2017

Moses is currently an International Business & Trade Faculty at the African Leadership University, Rwanda Campus.

Moses is an International Trade and Development Specialist. His key skills include: Research on International Trade & Development (including multilateral trade negotiations); International Political Economy; International Business Strategy & Policy Development; Regional Integration in Africa; and EU / China / US – Africa Trade & Development Cooperation. He also supports Project /Programme management from design, grant writing and proposal development, bidding processes, implementation, M&E and theory of change to project life cycles and logical frameworks.

A global citizen born in Kenya, Moses has a strong international experience derived from studying and working in five countries (Mauritius, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda and the U.S) and travels across Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean. These improved his agility and intercultural awareness, provided an opportunity to understand the world, meet with people whose lives we are trying to improve and expand his networks.

With an interest in policy innovation, he balances his time between working in international development projects and working with entrepreneurs and social innovators designing leadership programmes, education and youth empowerment projects, and internationalization strategies, applying design thinking and systems thinking.

In addition to being elected a Mandela Rhodes Scholar 2017, his leadership has further been recognized and improved through teams he founded, regional public and private sector organizations he’s worked with and awards including being chosen as a Bertha Scholar (2020) by the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Dalai Lama Fellow (2019) at the University of Virginia and a Mauritius Africa Scholar 2013 at the University of Mauritius.

Moses graduated with a MA International Relations from the University of Cape Town, a BSc (hons) Political Science from the University of Mauritius and was a Graduate exchange student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he took courses in Economics, Negotiations and Global Health. He is currently completing an MPhil in Inclusive Innovation at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town.

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