Charles C. Ngugi, PhD, EBS

Prof. Charles C. Ngugi is an Associate Professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Department of Natural Resources at Karatina University..

Postal address

Karatina University
P.O. Box 1957 - 10101, KARATINA, KENYA.
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PhD in Fish Biology 


38 Years in Research, Academic and Senior Administration in National Government 


FAO, Deloitte, DFID,  

Recent Assignment: FAO consultancy on Promoting Agricultural Diversification to Reduce Poverty, fight Nutrition and Enhance youth Employment opportunities in Eastern Africa - October 2015 – Dec 2017


Member of the World Aquaculture Society


  • Presidential Award: Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS) 
  • Second Best Small Scale Commercialized Farmer in Kenya 2016. 
  • Long service and distinguished staff award from Moi University. 
  • Inclusion in the 2009 Edition of Who's Who in the World of Distinguished Leading Achievers in their area of profession from around the globe.


• Publications: 51 Peer reviewed Publications and 48 Technical Reports As listed on Google Scholar

• Conferences attended: Global, Regional and National conferences on Aquaculture and Fisheries.

  • Most Recent; World Aquaculture Society AQUA 2018. in Montpelier France
  • Aquaculture America 2018;Shaping the future, telling our story. Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, February 20 – 22, 2018. 
  • World Aquaculture Conference and Exposition, 2017. Sustainable Aquaculture New Frontiers for Economic Growth –Spotlight on Africa Cape town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa June 26-30, 2017. 
  • World Aquaculture Society and Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2016 Conference, Grand City Convention Centre, Surabaya, Indonesia, April 26-29, 2016 
  • AquaFish Innovation Lab Annual meeting and Impact assessment Workshop, JW Marriott Hotel, Surabaya, Indonesia, April 24-26, 2016
  • The 10th International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture (ISTA), Crowne Plaza Hotel, Jerusalem, Israel, 6th to 10th October 2013.
  • The 9th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum Shanghai, China, April 21-25, 2011
  • Transformative Aquaculture Technologies in Sub-saharan Africa: The murky World of Fisheries, Keynote speaker. The 9th Fish Farmers Symposium and Trade Fair organized by Uganda Walimi Fish Farmers Cooperative Society (WAFICOs). 1st-3rd March 2017.
  • Development of Aquaculture in Africa; Dealing with the weakest links. Keynote speaker. East African Aquaculture symposium and Exhibition organized by Kiambu County government and Country director of Fisheries. Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology. 23rd-25th Nov 2016. 
  • Enhancing the Profitability of Small Aquaculture Operations in Kenya and Tanzania -AquaFish Innovation Lab - Africa Regional Meeting Morogoro, Tanzania 8th -10th August 2014.
  • Kenya Aquaculture; Good Pond Management. USAID/AquaFish CRSP Workshop on Pond Aquaculture Best Management Practices, Faculty of Engineering–UMaT, Tarkwa: July 2 –5, 2013. Oral Presentation