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Ms. Harriet Njoki Mboce

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Njoki Mboce H. | Tutorial Fellow | PhD Candidate (UoN) | Email: njokimboce@uonbi.ac.ke

Njoki Mboce is a lawyer, consultant, academic and policy advisor. She teaches at the University of Nairobi (UoN) at the School of Law and facilitates law courses at the School of Engineering. Mboce teaches maritime law, alternative dispute resolution, law democracy and governance and administrative law. These focus on her core areas of research interest and expertise. 

She is an advocate of the High court of Kenya, practising with the firm of Njoki Mboce & Company advocates. Immediately prior to joining the UoN faculty, Njoki was an associate, advocate with the firm of Anjarwalla & Khanna, part of the Africa Legal Network.

Mboce has a great passion for pro bonoservice. In this regard, she offers pro bonotrial advocacy training, a non-profit organization which facilitates trial advocacy training programs in Africa.

She is pursuing a PhD at the University of Nairobi, in International Maritime Law. She holds a Masters of Laws (LL.M), in International Trade and Investments, and an undergraduate law degree (LL.B). She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

  1. Prevention of Corruption and Taking of Statements Training of Trainers by Nelson Mandela University (Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth) (4-8 March 2019).
  2. Species Identification & Fisheries Technology Training of Trainers by Nelson Mandela University (Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth) (25 February – 1 March 2019).
  3. Certified Civil and Commercial Mediator by the ADRg Group upon passing the training course (2014).
  4. Qualified for Associate Membership by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya) upon passing the Arbitration Entry Course (April 2013-May 2013).
  5. Justice Advocacy Africa Trainers upon successful completion of the training of trainers in trial advocacy by Justice Advocacy Africa in conjunction with National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and Mombasa Law Society (April 2013). 
  6. Justice Advocacy Africa successful Trainee upon successful completion of the training of trainees in trial advocacy by Justice Advocacy Africa in conjunction with National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and Mombasa Law Society (2012).

Consequently, most of her publications and international presentations relate to these areas research interest and expertise, as set out below. 

SELECT INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

1.     Functional Maritime Security Enforcement Collaboration: Towards A Sustainable Blue Economy in Africa. (2018) 7(2), Institute For Defense Studies and Analyses- Africa Trends. https://idsa.in/africatrends/functional-maritime-security-enforcement-africa

2.     Rule of law, Economic development and Investment Arbitration under Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITS).(2016) 4(1) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ISBN 978-9966-046-09-3), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators –Kenya Journal. https://www.ciarbkenya.org/wpcontent/themes/mxp_base_theme/mxp_theme/assets/volume-4-issue-1--vfinal--30th-march.pdf

3.     Re-published:https://journalofcmsd.net/rule-of-law-economic-development-and-investment-arbitration-under-bilateral-investment-treaties-bits-20-december-2017/

4.     Enforcement of International Arbitral Awards: Public Policy Limitation. (2015) 3(1) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ISBN 978-9966-046-04-8), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators –Kenya Journal. https://www.ciarbkenya.org/wpcontent/themes/mxp_base_theme/mxp_theme/assets/final-volume-3-issue-1----april-16.pdf

5. Unbundling the Public Interest Component in International Maritime Law, (2018), co-authoredwith Professor Musili Wambua

6. Kenya: From Sea-blind to ‘Sea-vision’- Maritime Security Sector Reform in Kenya (draft under review, co-authored with Dr. Robert Mccabe under the SAFESEAS project.

7.    India - Kenya Maritime Security Cooperation: An Appraisal (draft under review)

8.    India-Africa Co-operation on Maritime Security: Need for Deeper Engagement (under review)

BOOK REVIEW

1. Building Militaries in Fragile States: Challenges for the United States,Mara E. Karlin, LCC UA12 .K286 2018 | DDC 355/.0320973-dc23, 1stEdition, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018]. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09700161.2018.1523074

Naturally, Mboce’s consultancy primarily focuses mainly on maritime law, security, alternative dispute resolution, election disputes, governance and strategic issues. These include currently serving in various capacities as we out below.

SELECT ACADEMIC CONSULTANCIES

  1. Consultant, Facilitator -International Peace Support Training Centre, Maritime Security and Blue Economy
  2. Senior Associate Fellow at the Africa Policy Institute, Democracy and Resilience Initiative
  3. Research Associate with SAFESEAS, a pilot project that studies lessons from maritime security capacity building in the Western Indian Ocean
  4. Implementing committee member of the FishFORCE Academy model in Kenya, for purposes of combating maritime crime. 
  5. Trial advocacy trainer with Justice Advocacy Africa and trains advocates in Botswana, Uganda and Kenya, with Justice Advocacy Africa and the respective law societies.

SELECT ACADEMIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

1.     Paper title: Tenacity of maritime security threats: case for a more effective multilateral enforcement

Presented in Nairobi, Kenya during the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference held on 26th-28thNovember, 2018 under the theme: The blue economy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This was the first global conference on the sustainable blue economy.

2.     Paper title: China- Africa: Perspectives on Evolving People to People Co-operation

Presented in Nanjing, China during the China-Europe-Africa: Tripartite Dialogue on People to People Cooperation under the theme: The Belt and Road Initiative and Security Cooperation among China, Europe and Africa, 20 September, 2018.

3.     Perspectives on China-Africa Relations, post the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) meeting.

Presented in Beijing, China during the China-Europe-Africa: Tripartite Dialogue on People to People Cooperation under the theme: The Belt and Road Initiative and Security Cooperation among China, Europe and Africa, 16 September, 2018.

4.     Paper title: India-Africa Co-operation on Maritime Security: Need for Deeper Engagement

Presented in New Delhi, India during the 4th India- Africa Strategic Dialogue on the theme India and Africa: Deepening the Security Engagement on March 27-28, 2018 at the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi India (IDSA).

5.     Paper title: India - Kenya Maritime Security Cooperation: An Appraisal

Presented in New Delhi, India on April 5 2018, under the Africa Visiting Fellowship Programme at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi as part of the India-Africa Forum Summit-II (IAFS) on the Subject of Índia-Kenya Maritime Cooperation’. Link available on https://idsa.in/fellowseminar

6.     Paper title: China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Africa’s Prospects, Implications and Response

Presented in New Delhi India during a workshop on Indo-Pacific Security, Organised by CEAS, SIS, JNU and The College of International Studies, Tamkang University, April 2, 2018 #128 SIS (II), JNU

7.     Paper title: The Blue Economy and Territorial Disputes in the Indian Ocean Region: Case

for Ascertaining the Parameters of the Methods of Delimiting the Exclusive Economic Zone and the Continental Shelf. Presented at the Doctoral Training conference University of Pretoria, South Africa Oct 9-13, 2017.

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

1.     Visiting Fellow at theAfrica, Latin America, Caribbean and United Nations Centre,  Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (India), under the subject “India-Kenya Maritime Security Co-operation.”

2.     Nominated Visiting Scholar at the Leiden Centre for Legal and Comparative Studies of the East African Community, Netherlands.

3.     PhD (in Law) Academic Scholarship: University of Nairobi

4.     LL.M Academic Scholarship: University of Nairobi

 

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