Eng. Bancy Mati is the founder Chairperson of the Association of Irrigation Acceleration Platform (AIAP). A Professor at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), she is an expert on land and water management with particular interest in irrigation, water harvesting, and the technologies, approaches and policy support that enhance upscaling and expanding irrigated agriculture in Kenya and in Africa.
She holds a PhD degree on Agricultural Engineering, Food Production and Rural Land Use from Cranfield University of United Kingdom; MSc degree in Land and Water Management and BSc degree in Agricultural Engineering, the latter from University of Nairobi. She is a registered Consulting Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (FIEK) and Lead Expert in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
Prof. Mati is member of the UN Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE). She is in the Board of Management of the Upper Tana Nairobi Water Fund (UTNWF), and in the Steering Committee 2 of the Kenya Water for Industry Association (KWIA). She is on the Advisory Board of the FogNet Alliance. Previously, Prof. Mati served in the Advisory Committee of the United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNUFLORES)