Moses O. Ogutu

Associate Program Officer (c/o U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC)

Moses O Ogutu

Moses Ogutu is an Associate Program Officer with the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and the InterAcademy Partnership. He joined NASEM as a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow in 2023, where he supported the Science and Engineering Capacity Development theme and the Global Science Diplomacy Roundtable in addition to the IAP. Previously, Moses was an international business and trade faculty member at the African Leadership University in Rwanda. There, he taught courses in International Business and Trade and provided strategic mentorship to start-ups and young enterprises using digital technology to address some of Africa’s pressing challenges in sectors such as agriculture, education, health, climate change, the circular economy, and transport. Moses has over ten years of experience in various areas of international development, including global political economy, science and technology policy, digitalization, social innovation and entrepreneurship, global health, education, climate change and sustainability, the circular economy, the blue economy, and leadership and governance. He has worked as a consultant on projects commissioned by public, private, and non-profit organizations such as the European Union, United Nations, GIZ-German Development Agency, Commonwealth Secretariat, the African Union, USAID, and various governments and think tanks. He holds an MA in International Relations (2018) with a specialization in EU–Africa relations and a Master of Philosophy in Inclusive Innovation Research and Practice (2022), both from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He was a Graduate Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he studied Political Economy and Global Health. Moses is a Mandela Rhodes Scholar (2017), a Dalai Lama Fellow (2019) at the University of Virginia, and a Bertha Scholar (2020) at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. He is currently completing a PhD in Political Science at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, where his research explores African agency in international relations in key areas, including climate change and sustainability, trade, science and technology, and migration.