Land is a finite resource, and access to it is essential for the livelihoods of individuals and communities. To ensure that access to land is secure and equitable for all, the United Nations has set the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1.4.2, which measures individuals' land tenure security, and SDG 5.a.1, which measures tenure security over agricultural land from a gender perspective.
Robert P. Ndugwa is currently the Officer in charge of the Global Urban Observatory Unit in the Research and Capacity Development Branch at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Nairobi, Kenya. He is primarily responsible for the UN-Habitat’s global urban monitoring and reporting on SDGs and also doubles as the chief statistician for UN-Habitat. Prior to joining UN-Habitat, Robert worked with UNICEF as head of Research, Evaluation and Statistics in Kenya Country Office; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine-UK; University of Heidelberg-Germany; African Population and Health Research Center, Kenya, and Makerere University Kampala.
Robert holds a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. His research interests include: slum estimations; city prosperity measurements ; urbanization and health systems dynamics; urban inequalities and marginalization; urban spatial analysis and mapping; mobile technologies for data collection in urban and remote areas; urban demographic surveillance systems; urbanization and adolescents transitions. He has contributed to several book chapters and peer-review articles in Journals such as: Journal of Urban Health; Lancet , International Journal of Epidemiology; Journal of Child Health; Malaria Journal; Studies in Family Planning; Bulletin of World Health Organization , etc.