Dr. Monica Kerretts – Senior faculty, Strathmore Business School has been selected among the 100 most influential Africans of 2016 in Education by the New African Magazine, one of Africa’s longstanding and respected magazines. The annual edition of the 100 Most Influential Africans, now in its fifth year, aims to celebrate the 100 personalities who have shaped the year and have made an impact. Guest-edited by seven leading Africans including Carlos Lopes, Winnie Byanyima, Ory Okolloh and Fred Swaniker, the 2016 list celebrates high achievers across a variety of fields: politics, civil society, education, business, sports and techpreneurs. The magazine cited Dr. Kerretts as a vocal advocate of policy reform in education, with a passion for: institutional management and governance, critical thinking in education, and ICT and policy. She has devoted much attention to the issues of critical thinking and innovation essential to education that is to produce entrepreneurs. Others who were listed in education include: Stacey Brewer – Spark Schools, Sizwe Nxasana – FirstRand, Prof. Olive Mugenda – former Vice Chancellor, Kenyatta University, Patrick Utomi – Lagos Business School, Anis Haffar – GATE Institute, Amadou Diaw – International School of Management, Calestrous Juma – Havard University, Jonathan Jansen – University of the Free State, Graeme Bloch – Wits University, Roshni Mooneeram – Nottingham University, Chinezi Chijioke – Nova Pioneer, Patrick Awuah Jr – Ashesi University, H.E. Dr Graca Machel and Mahmood Mamdani – Makerere Institute of Social Research.
Dr. Kerretts was appointed as a member of the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD)/Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Kenya Governing Council on 27th October 2016 for a three-year term by the Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning. She also co-edited a book titled ‘Youth Unemployment: A Time Ticking Bomb’ together with Dr. Helmut Danner (Germany) and Dr. Johannes Nebe (Germany). The book, which is a collective engagement of scholars, philanthropists and entrepreneurs who address the various facets of unemployment in Kenya was launched by Cabinet Secretary of Education, Hon. Fred Matiang’i in March 2016.
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