Charles Koech

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Charles Koech

Research Scientist
E-mail : kkiprono@kefri.org
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Designation : Research Scientist
Expertise : Social Science

Journal papers

  1. Koech K.C 2016. Evaluation of local community factors affecting the implementation of forest conservation strategies’. A case study of south Nandi forest kenya
  2. Koech K.C (2002). The role of groups in using and accessing input credit by farmers in Western Kenya: The experience of SCOBICS project.
  3. Koech K.C. (2002). An explanatory study of successful communication strategies in Western Kenya: Their relevance to SCOBICS project.
  4. Obonyo. E. Koech K.C (1998). Socio-cultural issues in tree management and establishment in Kenya.
  5. Koech K.C (1996). Culture and its effects on social forestry: A paper presented to participants of Regional Social Forestry course at Muguga, 1996.
  6. Koech K.C (1996). The socio-economic use of Moringa Oleifera; its uses and potential in Coast province in Kenya.
  7. Community Forest Associations in Kenya: challenges and opportunities
  8. Perceptions on Participatory Forest Management impacts on poverty for selected forest adjacent communities in Kenya
  9. Emerging Roles of Comunity Forest Associationsin Kenya
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Experience

  • 2002 to date : Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) Position - Research Officer

Adminstrative Responsibilities

  • Development of partnerships tools and protocols
  • Monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Coordination and implementation of various projects.
  • Development of proposals for interventions and funding.
  • Collaboration and partnerships with partners such as ICRAF, TSBF, Wye College (Britain) in research and poverty alienation.
  • Academic Qualification

    • M.A. (Social Science) - University OF Nairobi 2015-2018 by course work and Thesis
    • Thesis - An evaluation of factors affecting implementation of conservation strategies: A case study of South Nandi Kenya.
    • B.A Hons (Social Science): Egerton University 1990-1994
    • K.A.C.E (Passed) - Kapsabet Boys High School 1987-1989
    • K.C.E (passed) - Tenwek High School 1984-1987

    Key Competencies

    1. Project monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment
    2. Writing of forest management plans
    3. Training of communities in development approaches
    4. Capacity building on participatory forest management
    5. Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation
    6. Computer literacy (word processing and spreadsheets)
    7. Use of participatory approaches to development interventions (PRA, RRA, Group and local institutions).
    8. Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Kalenjin

    Key Skills

  • Project monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment
  • Writing of forest management plans
  • Capacity building on participatory forest management
  • Computer literacy (word processing and spreadsheets)
  • Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Kalenjin
  • Use of participatory approaches to development interventions (PRA, RRA, Group and local institutions).
  • Other Courses

    • 1997 Institutional management: School of political science and policy studies Indiana university U.S.A
    • 1996 Gender and research in Kenya Kenya Forestry Research Institute-Muguga: KEFRI
    • 2002 Writing competitive proposals: A course sponsored by DFD, Moi University, KEFRI, AFORNET held at Pastoral Institute Eldoret
    • 2007 Strategic planning course for middle level managers. A course sponsored by World Bank at Embu Agricultural Instutute