Sheila Chebet Ronoh

Sheila Chebet Ronoh

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    Research Interests

    I am currently pursuing a doctoral program at Coventry University as a PhD student. I am originally from Kenya, but currently residing for the duration of my studies. My research is on Youth Activism for Climate and Sustainabilty in Kenya and Uganda.

    I have a diverse academic background with degrees in German Studies, Political Science, and International Relations. In 2014, I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and German Studies from the University of Nairobi. During the same year, I was awarded a scholarship by DAAD to pursue a sandwich Masters program in Intercultural German Studies at the University of Nairobi and Oldenburg University in Germany. Following my studies, I predominantly gained professional experience in the field of development cooperation, which fueled my motivation to pursue a second Master's degree in International Relations from the United States International University-Africa.

    Prior to embarking on my doctoral journey, I was the Head of Communications for GIZ (German Development Cooperation) Kenya and Somalia for 4 years. I also spearheaded the Corporate Sustainability Unit and organised several strategy workshops, which helped us in setting our sustainability goals as an organisation.

    I am also a member of the Kenya Climate Change Working Group and part of the Youth and Marginalised people thematic group. Within this capacity, I collaborate with NGOs and local governments on projects aimed at enhancing the resilience of vulnerable populations in Kenya. 

    I am particularly interested in researching youth engagement in politics, as well as climate change and environmental activism, with a specific focus on the global south.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action

    Education/Academic qualification

    MA International Relations, The impact of Social Media Bans on Political parties: The case of Uganda's 2021 general elections, United States International University of Africa

    1 Sept 202031 Aug 2022

    Award Date: 10 Sept 2022

    MA in German Studies, The Presentation of the concepts “foreign” and “own” in German literature: An intercultural analysis of the autobiographic Novels “Nirgendwo in Afrika” (Translated as Nowhere in Africa) by Stefanie Zweig and “die Weissagung Der Ahnen'' (Translated as the Prophecy of the Forefathers) by Daniel Mepin, University of Nairobi

    1 Sept 201431 Aug 2016

    Award Date: 9 Dec 2016

    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and German Studies

    1 Sept 201130 Aug 2014

    Award Date: 5 Dec 2014


    • JZ International relations
    • Climate Change
    • Climate Activism
    • Environmental Activism


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