Visiting scholar to speak about Kenyan projects

Ronnie Mdawida, country coordinator for the community development and humanitarian relief organization Kosmos Solutions International, will speak about his experiences in developing several grassroots programs in southern Kenya during a visit to Western Carolina University on Wednesday, April 10.

Mdawida’s talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of WCU’s Natural Science Building. His presentation is part of the university’s Visiting Scholars Program.

Mdawida, a native of Kenya, has been affiliated with Kosmos Solutions since 2009. His duties include organization and strategy development, training, logistics for medical camps, volunteer program development and management, and fundraising.

During his visit at WCU, Mdawida also will be providing presentations for sociology, anthropology and political sciences classes, and he will give a presentation for the Department of Anthropology and Sociology’s brown-bag luncheon at noon April 10 in Room 110 of McKee Building.

For more information about Mdawida’s presentations, contact Tony Hickey, professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, at 828-227-3832 or