Collaborative Research & Consultancies

2019 (January–May): Development of Regional Strategy for Rangeland Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in IGAD Region

Development of Regional Strategy for Rangeland Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in IGAD Region

Client: IGAD/ICPALD

Role: Lead Consultant, Rangeland Management


2018 (February –March): Development of Climate Risk Management Mainstreaming Training Manual for Kenya

Development of Climate Risk Management Mainstreaming Training Manual for Kenya

Client:NDMA/UNDP

Role: Climate Change Adaptation Lead


2017 (October – November): Community Resilience in Kerio River Ecosystem (CORKE) Project in Elgeyo-Marakwet, West Pokot and Baringo Counties, Kenya

Community Resilience in Kerio River Ecosystem (CORKE) Project in Elgeyo-Marakwet, West Pokot and Baringo Counties, Kenya

Client: NCCK

Role: Range Management and Resilience Specialist


2017 (March – May, 2017): Review the IGAD/ICPAC Climate Risk and Food Security Atlas

Review the IGAD/ICPAC Climate Risk and Food Security Atlas

Client: IGAD/ICPAC

Role: Reviewer


2016 (September –December): Baseline study to support the GEF-funded project “Building Resilience for food security and nutrition in Chad’s rural communities”

Baseline study to support the GEF-funded project “Building Resilience for food security and nutrition in Chad’s rural communities”

Client: CAMCO Advisory Services/African Development Bank

Role: Lead consultant on Agro-silvo-pastoral Production Systems in the Drylands


2016 (2015, November -2016, June): Baseline study to support the GEF-funded project “Technical Evalution of Drought Mitigation Related Technologies Under Cash/Food for Assets Programme implemented in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of Kenya by World Food Programme in partnership with FAO”

Baseline study to support the GEF-funded project “Technical Evalution of Drought Mitigation Related Technologies Under Cash/Food for Assets Programme implemented in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of Kenya by World Food Programme in partnership with FAO”

Client: United Nations World Food Programme and FAO

Role: Lead consultant on Range Management


2015 (November, 2014 –February, 2015): Baseline study to support the GEF-funded project “Assessing Vulnerability of Communities and Livelihood Systems in Turkana and Marsabit Counties”

Baseline study to support the GEF-funded project “Assessing Vulnerability of Communities and Livelihood Systems in Turkana and Marsabit Counties”

Client: GIZ

Role: Co-consultant on Pastoralist Livelihoods in Collaboration with German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL), Witzenhausen, Germany


2016 (June 5 – August 30): Formulation of Framework for Integrated Climate Risk Management in Kenya

Formulation of Framework for Integrated Climate Risk Management in Kenya

Client: National Drought Management Authority (NDMA/UNDP)

Role: Lead consultant on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation


2016 (May 30 – June 16): Review of the draft national wildlife and climate change strategy for Kenya.

Review of the draft national wildlife and climate change strategy for Kenya.

Client: African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) & Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)

Role: Lead consultant on Rangeland Management


2015 (May 5 -27): Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme (LVEMP II) Watershed Management and Improved Livelihoods Technical Support Mission in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme (LVEMP II) Watershed Management and Improved Livelihoods Technical Support Mission in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.

Client: The World Bank and FAO

Role: Lead consultant on Range Management


2015 (Feb. – March): End of project Evaluation of the Natural Resource Management Facility (Changieni Rasilimali Facility) at Act Change Transform (ACT!)

End of project Evaluation of the Natural Resource Management Facility (Changieni Rasilimali Facility) at Act Change Transform (ACT!)

Client: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Role: Lead consultant on Natural Resource Management and Livelihoods


2014 (Nov.) – 2015 (March): Development of Guidelines and Framework for Drought Resilience Analysis, and Capacity Building of Stakeholders under the framework of the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI), Kenya Country Programming Paper (Drought Risk Management and Ending Drought Emergencies Medium Term Plan for 2013-17.

Development of Guidelines and Framework for Drought Resilience Analysis, and Capacity Building of Stakeholders under the framework of the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI), Kenya Country Programming Paper (Drought Risk Management and Ending Drought Emergencies Medium Term Plan for 2013-17.

Client: Dryland Development Centre, UNDP

Role: Lead consultant on Dryland resilience


2014 (March – Aug): Design and Development of Pastoralist Resilience Partnership (PReP) Project Proposal under DFID’s Component B of BRACED Programme. The project focuses on Resilience Building and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters in the context of Kenya and Uganda’s Karamoja Cluster.

Design and Development of Pastoralist Resilience Partnership (PReP) Project Proposal under DFID’s Component B of BRACED Programme. The project focuses on Resilience Building and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters in the context of Kenya and Uganda’s Karamoja Cluster.

Client: PReP consortium comprising Action Against Hunger (ACF) in Kenya and Uganda, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and Danish Demining Group (DDG) in Kenya and Uganda

Role: Lead consultant on Dryland Ecosystems and Pastoral Livelihoods


2011 (June – August):End-term Evaluation of the Pastoralist Basket Fund programme in Tanzania

End-term Evaluation of the Pastoralist Basket Fund programme in Tanzania

Client: CARE international

Role: Principal researcher


2010 (Oct. – Nov.): Environmental Audit of AMREF’s Pastoral Projects in Kenya

Environmental Audit of AMREF’s Pastoral Projects in Kenya

Client: AMREF Kenya

Role: Lead expert


2011 (June – August): Mid-term Evaluation of the Pastoralist Basket Fund programme in Tanzania

Mid-term Evaluation of the Pastoralist Basket Fund programme in Tanzania

Client: CARE international-Tanzania

Role: Principal researcher


2010 – 2011: “Climate risk management and adaptations options for pastoral and agro-pastoral systems in East and Central Africa. The study was jointly undertaken by ICRISAT and ILRI and funded by ASARECA.

“Climate risk management and adaptations options for pastoral and agro-pastoral systems in East and Central Africa. The study was jointly undertaken by ICRISAT and ILRI and funded by ASARECA.

Client: ILRI

Role: Co-investigator


2009 - 2011: Strengthening the adaptive capacity of rural poor to water scarcity in Kenya’s rangelands

“Strengthening the adaptive capacity of rural poor to water scarcity in Kenya’s rangelands”.

Client: A pilot study for Advancing Capacity to Support Climate Change Adaptation (ACCCA) project funded by UNITAR and START.

Role: Co-investigator


2010: (Aug. 15 - 28): Medicinal plants of Kajiado District: An assessment of species and therapeutic claims of the Maasai community in Kajiado

“Medicinal plants of Kajiado District: An assessment of species and therapeutic claims of the Maasai community in Kajiado”

Client: AMREF Kenya

Role: Lead expert


2008 – 2010: Links between Seasonal Climatic Variability and Poverty: A case Study of Pastoral and Agro-pastoral Communities in Baringo District, Kenya

“Links between Seasonal Climatic Variability and Poverty: A case Study of Pastoral and Agro-pastoral Communities in Baringo District, Kenya”.

Client: RUFORUM funded project

Role: Co-investigator:


2011 (Jan. –April): Feasibility Study and designing of Livestock and Range Management component of Wildlife Conservation Project in Northern Kenya

Feasibility Study and designing of Livestock and Range Management component of Wildlife Conservation Project in Northern Kenya

Client: Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife/French Development Agency

Role: Lead expert for Livestock and Rangeland Management


2010 (Jan – April): Training of Trainers on Pastoralism Dynamics and Policy Options (PPO) in Eastern Africa

Training of Trainers on Pastoralism Dynamics and Policy Options (PPO) in Eastern Africa

Client: IIED/KIMMAGE-UK/MS-Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS-TCDC), Arusha, Tanzania. The TOT training was funded by CORDAID

Role: Facilitator – Pillar one of the course, which entails dynamics of dryland natural resources and their determinants.


2010: (Aug. 15 - 28): Medicinal plants of Kajiado District: An assessment of species and therapeutic claims of the Maasai community in Kajiado

“Medicinal plants of Kajiado District: An assessment of species and therapeutic claims of the Maasai community in Kajiado”

Client: AMREF Kenya

Role: Lead expert


2007 – 2010: Facilitation of a course on Pastoralism Dynamics and Policy Options in Eastern Africa

Facilitation of a course on Pastoralism Dynamics and Policy Options in Eastern Africa

Client: MS-TCDC, Arusha, Tanzania.

Role: Course facilitator – pillar one of the course, which entails dynamics of dryland natural resources and their determinants


2006: (Sept. – Oct.): A Comparative Study of Commercial Consumptive and Non-Consumptive Utilization Options for Wildlife Conservation Strategies in Kenya

“A Comparative Study of Commercial Consumptive and Non-Consumptive Utilization Options for Wildlife Conservation Strategies in Kenya”.

Client: The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Role: Lead expert


2006 – 2007: Ecological and socio-economic assessment of the use and management of the Lembus Forest

Ecological and socio-economic assessment of the use and management of the Lembus Forest.

Client: World Conservation Union (IUCN) through the Lembus Forests Integrated Conservation and Development Project (ICDP)

Role: Co-investigator


2001 – 2002: Indigenous Techniques of Assessing and Monitoring Range Resources in East Africa

“Indigenous Techniques of Assessing and Monitoring Range Resources in East Africa”.

Client: Regional Land Management Unit (RELMA at World Agroforestry Centre)

Role: Co-investigator

 

College of Agriculture & Veterinary Science, University of Nairobi
African Dryland Institute for Sustainability , University of Nairobi