Warigia M. Bowman
Dr. Warigia Bowman earned her doctorate at Harvard at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Bowman also holds degrees from University of Texas at Austin and Columbia University in New York. Her research is multi-disciplinary, and is informed by the fields of anthropology, history, political science and public policy. She is keenly interested in rural development issues, both in the United States and in Africa.
Bowman has significant work experience in the public sector at the federal, state and local level in the United States. She served at the United States Department of Justice as an honors trial attorney in the Environment Division during the Clinton Administration. She has taught in Africa at Kabarak University in Nakuru, Kenya. She also has significant experience consulting for African NGOs including the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) the African Technology Policy Network and the New Economic Partnership for African Development (NEPAD). She has lectured internationally in Portugal, Kenya, and England. She is fluent in English and German and proficient in Swahili.
Peer Reviewed Articles
Bowman, Warigia, "Governance, Technology and the Search for Modernity in Kenya," William and Mary Policy Review 1 (April 2010): 87-116.
Bowman, Warigia, and Arifa Khandwalla. "The Promise of Public Access: Lessons from the American Experience." Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 1, no. 1 (2003): 87-98.
Bowman, Warigia. "Technology and Governance" in Political and Civic Leadership, edited by Richard Couto (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2010)
Bowman, Warigia: Bowman, Warigia, Bob Bell, and Margaret Nyambura Ndungu. "Regulating Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Africa's Development: E-Health in Perspective" In Science, Technology and Innovation of Public Health in Africa edited by Fetson Kalua, Abolade Awotedu, Leonard Kamwanja and John Saka, 123-47. (Pretoria: New Economic Partnership for African Development 2009)
Bowman, Warigia and Tim Waema. “The Institutional Structures and Models for Implementing the Kenyan National ICT Plan.” In Mainstreaming ICTs in Kenya. ed. G. Odera Outa, E. Aligula et. al (Nairobi: Mvule Africa Publishers, 2007)
Nduati, Charles and Warigia Bowman.“Forging A New Path: The Role of the Kenya ICT Federation.” In At the Crossroads: ICT Policymaking in East Africa, ed. Laurent Elder and Florence Etta (Ottawa: International Development Research Center, 2005)
L. Jean Camp, Allan Friedman, & Warigia Bowman. "Electronic Voting Best Practices" Summary and Report of the Voting, Vote Capture & Vote Counting Symposium, June 2-4, 2004 (Cambridge, MA).
Bowman, Warigia. Review of Starved for Science by Robert Paarlberg. Review of Policy Research November 2010, Volume 27, Issue 6, (pages 825–827)
Bowman, Warigia, "Protecting Freedom of Information in Egypt," Al Masry Al Youm, April 4, 2011.
Bowman, Warigia, "Following Egypt's Lead: mideast region should follow Egypt in push for democracy," The Clarion-Ledger, March 27, 2011
Bowman, Warigia, "Dictators and the Internet," The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, March 25, 2011
Bowman, Warigia, "Moving Forward in Kenya," The Boston Globe, January 6, 2008