Godwin Murunga is the Executive Secretary of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).
His nomination to the UNRISD Board was approved by ECOSOC in July 2020.
Professor Murunga has been senior research fellow in the Institute of Development Studies, University of Nairobi, and director of the African Leadership Centre. He has also been visiting professor in the Global Institutes at King’s College London. He is a trained historian with a PhD from Northwestern University in Illinois, specialising in urban history but with research interests in democratisation processes in Africa, politics of knowledge production and masculinities in Africa.