Member's Information

  • Name: Prof. Patricia Kameri-Mbote
  • Position: Member of the Board

Prof. Mbote is a member of the Board. Patricia is a Professor of Law and former Dean at the School of Law, University of Nairobi. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and was conferred the rank of Senior Counsel in 2012. She has served as Chair of the Department of Private Law and Acting Dean at the School of Law, University of Nairobi. She has also served as the Director of Research and Policy Outreach and Acting Executive Director at the African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi. She was a member of the Committee of Eminent Persons appointed by His Excellency the President of Kenya in February 2006 to advise the government on the way forward for the stalled constitution review process. She has also been identified as a renowned thinker in the global environment and sustainable development field by the World Conservation Union (IUCN); as a renowned and innovative thinker and researcher by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) on land rights and served as a Policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Prof. Kameri-Mbote earned her doctorate from Stanford University in 1999 specializing in property rights and environmental law. She had earlier studied law in Nairobi, Warwick and Zimbabwe. She currently teaches Women, Access to Resources and the Law at the Southern and Eastern Africa Research Centre on Women’s Law (SEARCWL); Property Theory, Property Law and Law and Development at the School of Law, University of Nairobi.

She previously taught Natural Resources Law, Research Methodology and; Biotechnology Law at the Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics at the College of Physical and Biological Sciences of the University of Nairobi; and Environment Conflict Management at the Institute for Diplomacy and International Studies, University of Nairobi. She has also taught international environmental law at the University of Kansas; Trade, Environment & Law at the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa; and serves as external examiner to the Faculties of Law at the Universities of London, Kent, Witwatersrand, Makerere and Dar es Salaam.