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Beatrice Hati (Bea) is a PhD researcher at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague. She has expertise in urban development, resilience and sustainability practise. In her doctoral research, she explores Multilevel risk governance arrangements of non-dominant partners and construction of resilienCe among the urban poor. She concurrently works as the Urban Coordinator at the International Centre for Frugal Innovation, Kenya Hub. 

Bea has research interests in Pro-poor development and research, Community resilience, Disaster risk management, Adaptive governance, development policy and politics, (Nested) Networks and Partnerships. Methodologically, she has experience and affitinity for Participatory Action Research methods, Collaborative Applied Science and Community Research.

In her previous assignment, she has worked as an independent consultant for the Centre for Urban Research Innovation, University of Nairobi; Urban planner and development specialist for Shack/ Slum Dwellers International (SDI); Lead transport researcher for Institute for Development Studies (IDS), and now also sits at the UNAccc (Unity of Nations Action for Climate Change Council) Governing Council as the Secretary General for Kenya.

She subscribes to Global Citizenship and commits to pro-poor development. 

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Master of Science in Urban Management and Development, Institute for Housing and urban Development Studies (IHS)

Sept 2019Sept 2020

Award Date: 18 Sept 2020

Bachelor, Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Nairobi

Jan 2014Sept 2018

Award Date: 14 Sept 2018

PhD, PhD in Development Studies, International Institute of Social Studies

16 Feb 2022 → …

External positions

Urban Coordinator, International centre for frugal Innovation, ICFI

4 Jan 2021 → …


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