Dr. John Kabutha Mugo
Dr. John Mugo

John is the Executive  Director at Zizi Africa Foundation, an organization that  advocates for holistic development in the training of youth in Africa.  He brings on board  a wealth of leadership and management experience following his service as Country Director at Uwezo  and a data and Voice Lead at Twaweza East Africa.  In addition to this, he also is the chair of the German KAAD scholarship Committee in Kenya and a member Boards of Management of two Primary schools. John believes in development of competencies of the youth to access, create, retain jobs, live fulfilling lives and contribute to the common good of society. At UWEZO he collaborated with countries in East Africa, Central Africa and Asia to influence the shaping of the Global Reading Movement through house-hold based and citizen led assessments of education systems while at Twaweza East Africa he led Africa’s first Nationally representative mobile phone public survey in which he experimented with potential of citizens in creating change. In his passion for special needs education he has been instrumental in the development of Learning materials for the KISE Distance Learners programme besides lecturing and serving as Head of Department-Special Needs Education at Kenyatta University. His research interests  were horned while working for German Technical Cooperation and has conducted several studies in both academic and applied research focusing on education quality, youth skills and livelihoods, and education in disabilities. John is widely published and Holds holds a doctorate in Special Needs Education from University Hanover, German