Charles Onyutha: Kyambogo University, Uganda
Charles Onyutha holds PhD in Civil Engineering, and Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering, all obtained from KU Leuven (Belgium). His PhD focused on variability of rainfall and flow in the River Nile basin. Currently, he is the Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kyambogo University (Uganda). He serves as a Topical Editor of Geoscientific Model Development. His current research interests include hydrological extremes, climate change, climate variability, artificial intelligence, and food security in sub-Saharan Africa. From 2016 to 2022, he published at least 60 papers in peer reviewed journals. By the end of 2022, Charles had professional association membership of the International Water Association (IWA), International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), International Association of Hydro-geologists (IAH), and European Geosciences Union (EGU).
Brian Odhiambo Ayugi: Seoul National University of Science and Technology, South Korea
Ayugi Brian is a research scientist of Atmospheric Science at the University of Seoul National University of Science and Technology, South Korea. He has a background in Environmental Science from Kenyatta University, Nairobi and MSc and PhD in Atmospheric Science (Climate Systems and Climate Change) from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China. From the same institution, Ayugi pursued postdoctoral research, where he conducted extensive research on Africa’s climate and environmental issues. He has received several academic awards including one from the Chinese Ministry of Education and Jiangsu Provincial Government, China. He has published widely in his area of specialization, with currently over 50 peer reviewed journal articles and 10 papers in edited conference proceedings. He has also published 1 multi authored book and 1 book chapter. Dr. Ayugi is a member of professional bodies including Organization of African Academic Doctors (OAAD), Member of Science Working Group, Young Earth Systems Scientist, Kenya Meteorological Society and Young African Leaders Initiative Network.
Kenny T.C. Lim Kam Sian: Wuxi University, China
Kenny T.C. Lim Kam Sian holds a Master degree and a PhD in Meteorology both from the Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China. His PhD work focused on the coupled numerical simulation of typhoons in the South China Sea. His present research focuses on precipitation variability and precipitation extremes, air-sea interaction and numerical modeling of tropical cyclones. He has published over 25 papers in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to a book chapter.
Fatimatou Sall: Catholic Relief Services, Senegal
Fatimatou Sall is a WASH Program Manager in the Country Program of Catholic Relief Services in Senegal. She holds a PhD in Geography and specializes in ecosystems and environment. She is the author of several publications and scientific papers on issues related to the concepts of vulnerability, ecosystem services, resilience and governance in relation to water and environmental issues in the context of climate change. She has collaborated with several Senegalese universities as a guest lecturer and is a member of the research team on the governance of water territories at the Gaston Berger University of Saint-Louis. Very active in citizen movements, she is President of the Association of Young Water and Sanitation Professionals of Senegal (AJPEAS). In the context of the organization of the 9th World Water Forum, she represented the youth in the international steering committee and was responsible for the work of the thematic priority on means and tools (Financing, governance and knowledge) for a year and a half within the Executive Secretariat of the 9th World Water Forum.
Kishore Babu Ragi: Riga Technical University, Latvia
Kishore Babu Ragi spent about a decade on the numerical modeling of climate and atmospheric chemistry with various models from simple box models (e.g., chemical kinetic models such as BOXMOX) for the atmospheric chemical kinetic studies to Land Surface Models (e.g., BATS, CLM, CoLM) for the sensitivity studies on the impact of forests on local precipitation to Coupled Regional Climate Models (e.g., RegCM and WRF) for various process sensitivity studies in the Congo rainforest to Coupled Meteorology-Chemistry models (e.g., WRF-Chem) for the studies on the impact of a biosphere on ground-level ozone.