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Prof J.T.Njoka

Prof Njoka is an Associate Professor in Range Management and Former Chairman, Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology, University of Nairobi

He is currently the Director of African Drylands Institute for Sustainability (ADIS)  and a former Principal Investigator- Center for Sustainable Drylands Ecosystems and Societies a USAID-HED initiatives(2011- 2013) and with over 20 years of relevant experience in the evaluation of rural development programmes and specifically those dealing with ASAL development, research and training areas. He hold relevant academic training in Natural Resources Management fields and has supervised several postgraduate students who conduct research in pastoral and agropastoral production systems. I have done evaluation and development studies in the Greater Horn of Africa

His consultancy experience covers several countries including Uganda, Eritrea, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Ghana, and Burkina Faso. In 2003, he has worked for CARE Eritrea where he was privileged to work with the local CARE International team in writing a proposal to USAID/OFDA on the “Multi-sectoral Interventions in Agro- Pastoralist Communities in Eritrea to Increase Resiliency to Aggregate Shocks in Mai Mine, Debub Zone, Eritrea.

In 2010, he conducted a final project evaluation on “Building Sustainable ASAL Economies (BASE) Project “ for Practicalaction (former ITDG), Eastern Africa Regional Office in Turkana/Karamajong Ecosystem. In 2009, he was assigned the responsibility of compiling a report for UNEP on the outcomes and impacts of AU-IBAR project on “ Dryland Livestock, Wildlife and Environment Interaction Project” which was implemented in Kenya and Burkina Faso. In 2002, as a consultant with AU-IBAR (African Union- Intra-Bureau for Animal Resources) and UNCCD (United Nations Convention on Combating Desertification), I elaborated and proposed feasible programmes for the Thematic Programme Network Three (TPN3) on Theme “Rational use of Rangelands and Development of Fodder Crops” in 2002 and which I have just completing an evaluation for AU- IBAR( 30th September 2011). He was the team leader in the development of a three year Dryland Livestock/Wildlife, Environment Interface (DLWEIP) which was implemented from 2005 to 2009 and has just received recognition by UNEP as one of the best implemented program by AU- IBAR. he have also consulted with ILRI/UNEP/GEF on the Terminal Evaluation of Land Use Impacts and Dynamics (LUCID) - covering the Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania in 2004.


Peter Kamande is the Project Manager of the Centre. He has a background in Physical Land Resources Management (MSc.) and Range Management (BSc). Mr. Kamande is skillful in conducting research and reviews on topical issues in dryland resource management and conservation,  design and implementation of baseline surveys, situational analysis, and project management (Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation). He has over 10 years working experience having worked with/for reputable institutions and organizations like United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Practical Action and The African Union's Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR).


Peter Mwangi is the Centre’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specialist. He has a background in Information Technology (BSc), From Makerere University. He has 7 years of working experience having worked as a technician at Sight and Sounds Computers Limited (SSCL), He is well endowed with skills on web design and network management and security. 

Mr.Mwangi is also an expert in the field of Geo-Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing.

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