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African Drylands Institute for Sustainability
College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science
University of Nairobi
P.O. Box 29053 00625
Nairobi , Kenya

Email:adis@uonbi.ac.ke /csdes@uonbi.ac.ke
Tel: 254-020-2133086
Fax: 254-020-632121

PhD Year 2011/2012

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WASWALA BRIAN MARVIS OLEWE

Mr. Waswala is undertaking his PhD. in Dryland Resource Management at the University of Nairobi. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Environment and Natural Resource Management from Makerere University in Uganda. He did his Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management and Conservation at the University of Nairobi.

Mr. Waswala is currently a Research Scientist at the Wetland Ecologist Kenya Wildlife Service. He is also a Part Time Lecturer of Environmental Management and Planning at the Kenya Polytechnic University College.

Egeru Anthony

Mr. Egeru Anthony works with Makerere University as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Management. He holds MSc. Environment and Natural Resources (2010) and Bachelors of Arts with Education (Geography Major) (2007) obtained from Makerere University, Uganda. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Dryland Resources Management at University of Nairobi. Anthony’s current research interests are centred on livestock development, early warning systems, rangeland health monitoring, land use planning, pastoral livelihood, climate change adaptation and resilience and rural development. Mr. Egeru is currently working on: The effect of climate variability on forage availability in Uganda’s cattle corridor: a case study of Karamoja sub-region.

WATETE, PATRICK WEKONDI

Mr. Watete is currently a part time Lecturer at the University of Nairobi, Department of Land Resource Management and Agriculture Technology. He is pursuing a PhD in Range management at the University of Nairobi. He holds MSc. Natural Resources from Egerton University and BSc. Range Management from UoN.

Mr. Watete has Six years high school teaching experience in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Business Education and fifteen years’ experience in livestock extension at District and Provincial levels in Ministry of Livestock Development, Kenya. He has research interests in

Pastoral livelihoods, resilience and development, Environmental & Social Impact Assessment

Mr. Richard Osaliya

Mr. Richard Osaliya is a Ugandan currently pursuing a PhD in Dryland Resource Management at the University of Nairobi. He holds M.Sc. Environment and Natural Resources, Makerere University. He has worked as Part-time Lecturer in Makerere University and now in Kyambogo University (Uganda). He has over 7 years of experience in consultancy covering Environmental Assessment and Audit, Environmental Policy,and Natural Resources Management for both private, national and international bodies such as IGAD and GIZ. Mr. Osaliya is a member of professional societies which include the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), Uganda Institute of Physical Planner’s (UIPP), approved for membership of the Uganda Association of Impact Assessment (UAIA), East African Association of Impact Assessment. (EAAIA) and the International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA).

 

Samuel Mwangi Macharia

Macharia is a Kenyan male, holding a BSc in Appropriate Technology from Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya and an MSc in The International Environmental Frame-work from International University of Andalusia, Jaen, Spain. His thesis was based on an inquiry into the effectiveness and application of access and benefit sharing in Kenya. He has been the lead focal point for the Katoomba Group, a network of professionals working on payments for ecosystem services. He has previously worked as a research scientist at the Kenya Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge, National Museums of Kenya. He now works at the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) teaches part-time at the Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology Department, University of Nairobi. Mwangi's research interests are in carbon markets (including REDD+), environmental policy, climate governance, ethics and sustainable use of dryland resources. Mwangi can be contacted by email at smmwangi@gmail.com

Perez A.B Makoude is currently pursuing PhD degree in Dryland Resource Management at the University of Nairobi.  Her research interest is on in situ agrobiodiversity conservation and food security. She has been a full time lecturer of Botany at the department of Education and Natural sciences, Presbyterian university of East Africa, Nairobi since January 2011. She is currently coordinating Suba Campus at the University and is the education Science coordinator. She holds MSc. Degree (Plant physiology and Biochemistry, 2009) from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of education science degree (Botany, Zoology and Chemistry) from Maseno University. Her research topic was on the Determination of dormancy and developing an appropriate germination protocol for Sesamum latifolium(Wild simsim).

She has three years’ experience in research at National Gene Bank of Kenya, which is based at the Kenya agricultural Research institute (KARI). I have been involved in field data collection, analysis, and interpretation and report writing

Elizabeth Awuor Ouna is a Kenyan. She holds Msc.  Microbiology from, Kenyatta University.  Her MSc. research was on Entomo-pathogenicity of Hyphomycete fungi on fruit fly Bactrocera invadens (Diptera: Tephritidae) and their potential for biological control on mango” under te auspices of icipe & RUFORUM.  She worked as a Research assistant/Curator of Microbial Germplasm for several years at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology on biological control of arthropods using entomopathogens & has wide research experience in dissemination of IPM technologies. She is currently a PhD candidate in Dryland Resource Management, at the UoN, LARMAT department pursuing  studies on” Evaluation of Soil Amendments using different technologies to improve production of common beans”,  under the auspices of UoN and Cornell University. She’s recently under -short term consultancy with ICIPE on “characterization of endophytic- entomopathogens in onions and a nominated reviewer in Biotechnology and Biosafety under National Bio-safety Authority.   Contacts: E-mail: Other key areas of interest: environmental impact assessment and policy development awuor.ngiya@gmail.com ;

Mobile: +254 0738549685.

   

 

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