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- Sept 2015 – Date
: Research Scientist II, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, P. O. Box 71-80502 Mokowe, Lamu
- Sept 2014 – April 2015
: Part Time Lecturer, Chuka University
- May 2014 – April 2015
: Part Time Lecturer, South Eastern Kenya University
- Nov 2010 – Sept 2013
: Teaching Assistant, University of Nairobi
- Sept 2015 to Date
: Assistant Regional Director, Lamu Forestry Research Sub Regional Centre, Kenya Forestry Research
Institute, P. O. Box 71-80502 Mokowe, Lamu
- Sept 2006 – Sept 2010
: Class Representative, BSc. Range Management Students’, University of Nairobi
- 2019 – To date
: PhD Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management, University of Nairobi
- 2010 – 2013
: Master of Science in Range Management, University of Nairobi
- 2006 – 2010
: Bachelor of Science in Range Management , University of Nairobi
A team player and leader with ability to establish and maintain good working relations with
stakeholders and people of different nationals and cultural backgrounds
- 14th Nov – 2nd Dec 2019
: GIS and Remote Sensing- Conducted at IRD Centre, New Caledonia, under support of IRD through
Conservation and resilience of Kenya’s mangrove forests project
- 11th Feb – 8th March 2019
: Senior Management Course- At Kenya School of Government, , sponsored by Kenya Forestry Research
- 12Th – 16th Feb 2020
: ISO 14001:2015 and 9001:2015, Internal Audit training at Kitui
- 24th -30th Sept 2017
: ISO 14001:2015 and 9001:2015 Implementers training at Marigat Kitui
- 13th – 16th July 2015
: Open Data Kit (ODK) survey data collection application; offered by TANGO International at the
Mercy Corps Kenya,
- 15th –17th Sept 2014
: Collaborative Research Methods; offered jointly by Centre for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and
Societies -University of Nairobi, Colorado State University and International Livestock Research
Institute at the University of Nairobi,
- 9th -13th June 2014
: Geographic Information Systems -offered jointly by Centre for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and
Societies, University of Nairobi and Colorado State University, at the University of Nairobi,
- 1st-13th March 2012
: Sustainable Land Use and Natural Resource Management; field based course conducted by Wangari
Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies in collaboration with Danish Consortium for
Environment and Development and Green Belt Movement at Solio settlement scheme
- 6th – 25th Jan 2012
: Tropical Ecology and Computation Biology; jointly offered by Princeton University, University of
Illinois, Chicago and University of Nairobi at Mpala Research Centre-Nanyuki
- 5th – 9th Dec 2011
: Scientific communication and publishing; offered by Training Centre in Communication at the
University of Nairobi,
Research interests are in soils, hydrology, landscape processes and nutrient dynamics on multi-scale
environmental, hydro-pedology, spatiotemporal variations of land degradation, agronomic, ecological,
and agroecosystem sciences. My research activities employ biometrics, GIS & remote sensing, modelling,
and spatial statistical applications to mitigate land degradation, judicious resource use and
efficiency, enhanced natural resource conservation and sustainability, and global food security.
: Fundamentals of Ecosystem Ecology: Biogeochemistry, Energy Flow, and Nutrient Cycling. CARY
Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York, USA.
: Google Digital Skills for Africa, Centum Learning.
: Principles of ICT for Agriculture.
: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): ABN Unisol.
: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in QGIS, ArcGIS, and GeoMedia.
: Research methods and scientific writing.
: Hands-on training in soil and plant tissue analysis in the lab and also in situ using two field
: Data management, spatial and statistical analysis using ODK, R, QGIS, ArcGIS, and Geomedia.
: “Integrated Project Tropical Agro- and Ecosystems Engineering”, an intense academic field course
offered by the University of Eldoret (Kenya), KU-Leuven (Belgium), and ETH-Zurich (Switzerland) and
Arba Mich University (Ethiopia).
: Master class of introduction to the integration of scientific research approaches.
: Mushroom Cultivation and Spawn Production.
: Health awareness on cancer and HIV & Aids.
: Installation and operating computer software.