Robert P. Ndugwa is currently the Officer in charge of the Global Urban Observatory Unit in the Research and Capacity Development Branch at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Nairobi, Kenya. He is primarily responsible for the UN-Habitat’s global urban monitoring and reporting on SDGs and also doubles as the chief statistician for UN-Habitat. Prior to joining UN-Habitat, Robert worked with UNICEF as head of Research, Evaluation and Statistics in Kenya Country Office; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine-UK; University of Heidelberg-Germany; African Population and Health Research Center, Kenya, and Makerere University Kampala.
Robert holds a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. His research interests include: slum estimations; city prosperity measurements ; urbanization and health systems dynamics; urban inequalities and marginalization; urban spatial analysis and mapping; mobile technologies for data collection in urban and remote areas; urban demographic surveillance systems; urbanization and adolescents transitions. He has contributed to several book chapters and peer-review articles in Journals such as: Journal of Urban Health; Lancet , International Journal of Epidemiology; Journal of Child Health; Malaria Journal; Studies in Family Planning; Bulletin of World Health Organization , etc.