Chairman

Dr. David Otwoma is the serving Chairman of the Eastern Africa Association for Radiation Protection.

He holds a PhD in Radiation Physics, an MSc in Nuclear Science and a BSc in Physics. Currently he is the Chief Analyst at the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation. Dr. Otwoma is a Board Member of the Radiation Protection Board. He was Secretary (Nuclear) in the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum seconded to the Nuclear Electricity Project (2011-2013), he served as the Chief Science Secretary at the National Council for Science and Technology (2007-2011) and was a Nuclear Safeguards Inspector at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna Austria (1999-2006). 1988-1998 he was Senior Radiation Protection Officer at the Radiation Protection Board from 1988.

Dr. Otwoma impressive portfolio of awards, includes Nobel Prize for peace for the year 2005 as IAEA Staff shared with the IAEA Director General Dr. M. Albaradei, and the Kenya National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation award in 2013 in recognition for research contributions on both national and international levels to the R&D in Radiation Protection Dosimetry.

In 2014 he participated in the production of a technopolicy brief titled “Mainstreaming Gender in the National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in Kenya’ and his paper titled “Challenges and opportunities as Kenya grapples with how to introduce a nuclear regulator “published in ESI Africa’s Power Journal, formed part of the discussion in the August 2015 Eastern Africa Power Industry Convention. From 2016 he was appointed the National Coordinator for Regional Networking of African National Nuclear Institutions. In 2019 he was appointed a Committee Member to Konza Innovation Ecosystem Initiative Advisory Council.  He is alternate to the Chief Administration Secretary/Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Education to the Kenya Space Agency. He was born on 19th December 1963.

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