Charles Kimwele, Ph.D.
African Network for Animal Welfare; University of Nairobi
Presentation: International Frameworks for Protection and Prospects for Improvement: An African Perspective
Charles Nguli Kimwele, B.V.M., MSc., Ph.D. is a university professor in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Nairobi with 22 years of veterinary and academic experience.
Dr. Kimwele’s academic teaching and research career has focused on the field of molecular genetics as applied in conservation biology and wildlife forensics. He has also taught physiology, ethology (veterinary ethology and ethics and wildlife behavior), as well as other areas of wildlife conservation.
Dr. Kimwele has served as the chairman of Youth for Conservation since 2004 and as the chairman of African Network for Animal Welfare since 2008. He is also an active member of University of Nairobi committees focused on seeking biosafety, ethics, and animal care in animal research as well as animal welfare within the university’s hospital. Dr. Kimwele also serves on the management committee of Animal Welfare Action Kenya (a member of the National Animal Welfare Committee Coalition).
Dr. Kimwele received his Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine and his Master of Science at University of Nairobi, and his doctorate at University of St. Andrews in Scotland.