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RICHARD KAVILA KYUMA

Mr. Kyuma is currently pursuing a PhD in Dryland Resource Management at the University of Nairobi. He is a graduate of MSc. Geospatial data management for Natural resource management from University of Twente, in the Netherlands. The title of his thesis was “A dry season grazing reserves site selection model for drought management in the pastoral production systems”. He did his BSc. Range Management at the University of Nairobi.

Mr. Kyuma has worked in the public sector for 17 years in various capacities. He headed community based livestock early warning systems and the Prosopis intiative for drought mitigation in the ASAL based Livestock and Rural Livelihoods Support Project (ALLPRO)". a project jointly funded by the Government of Kenya and the African Development Bank. He has also worked in GTZ/Range management handbook as GIS analyst and a trainer in land use and natural resource management.

ALICE CHEPKEMOI RUTO

Ms. Ruto is currently pursuing a PhD in Dryland Resource Management at the University of Nairobi. She is a graduate of MSc. Rural Sociology and Community Development. Title of thesis; role of Agriculture extension in creating farmer entrepreneurs:  a case study of common interest groups in Kikuyu Division of Kiambu District. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in general Agriculture.

Ms. Ruto has 23 years of experience in Agricultural extension and community development with vast experience in Agro-production.

NICHOLAS MUTUKU SYANO.

Mr. Syano is currently undertaking a PhD in Dryland Resource Management at the University of Nairobi (UoN). He has a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Natural Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (UWSP); U.S.A. Title of his thesis was self-help food and fuel supplement for the poor communities in Kenya. He is also trained in Permaculture which deals with designing sustainable systems for human settlements which he teaches and consult with Permaculture Research Institute -Kenya.

For the last four years, Mr. Syano has been working as the program manager of a sustainability-focused community for both infected and affected orphaned children and destitute grandparents at Nyumbani Village-Kitui County.

Dr. Pauline Njoki Gitonga is a Kenyan citizen born on 6th March 1978.  She is currently pursuing a PhD in Dryland Resource Management in the Department of Land Resource Management at the University of Nairobi. She has undergraduate training in Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (2003) and a Master of Science in Clinical Studies (2010) her MSc. thesis was on “Postpartum Reproductive Performance of Dairy Cows in Medium and Large Scale Farms in Kiambu and Nakuru districts of Kenya”.   Pauline has worked as a clinician and Tutorial fellow for 7 years in the Department of Clinical Studies, University of Nairobi. She is competent in diagnosis and control of livestock diseases and Herd Health Production medicine. She has also taught and trained undergraduate veterinary students in areas of Clinical Veterinary Medicine and Herd Health Production through lectures and practical demonstrations.  Her current research interests include; 1. Identifying effective and sustainable animal health delivery systems in the arid and semi-arid areas (ASALs) of Kenya and 2. Investigating emerging and re-emerging zoonotic and trans-boundary diseases with an aim of identifying control strategies that will enable better markets for livestock and livestock products thus improving the livelihoods of the Kenyan ASAL communities.

CHARITY NASIEKU KONANA

Ms. Konana is currently pursuing a PhD in Dryland Resource Management at the University of Nairobi. She is a Masters graduate in Environmental Studies -Environmental Planning and Management from Moi University, Kenya. The title of her thesis was; Assessment of Land Degradation in Arid and Semi- Arid Lands (ASALS): A Case study of Loitokitok division, Kajiado district. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Development from Daystar University.

Ms. Konana is an Assistant Lecturer and a Researcher at Narok University College, in the School of Tourism and Natural Resource Management.

JOHN KARIUKI KAMANU

Mr.  Kamanu is pursuing a PhD in Dryland Resource Management at the University of Nairobi (UoN). He is a holder of a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc. Agriculture) from Punjab Agricultural University. He is a Masters graduate (MSc. in Agricultural Resource Management) of the University of Nairobi.

He is an associate member of Kenya Society for Agricultural Professionals (KESAP). Mr. Kamanu has eleven years of dedicated service to the Agricultural Society and the agricultural industry in Kenya. He currently works for the Training Centre in Communication, Chiromo Campus, University of Nairobi as a Trainer in scientific writing and publication

 

PAUL ANGURIA

Paul is currently pursuing a PhD in Dry Land Resource Management at University of Nairobi. He graduated with BSc. in Agriculture and MSc. in Crop Science from Makerere University.  Paul has worked for more than 12 years in a number of departments/organizations as an Agronomist. He is currently working with National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) - Uganda as a Research Officer/Agronomist.

KAIIRA MOSES GOFREY BAGIIRE

Mr. Kaiira Moses is Pursuing a PhD in Dryland Resource Management at the University of Nairobi. His proposed PhD Research title is “Allelopathic interactive effects of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L) and aromatic plants in Dryland ecosystems of eastern Uganda”. He did MSc. Agriculture at N.G Ranga Agriculture University, Rajendranagar, India. The title of his thesis was “Performance of maize based intercropping systems with legumes.” He completed his BSc. degree in Agriculture at Makerere University, Uganda in 1999.

He is a Research officer (Crop Agronomist) with the Uganda National Agricultural Organization (NARO) working under the Eastern Uganda Agro-ecological Zone covering 24 districts. He is the Project leader for two on-going projects (2011-2015) under the Uganda Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Services (ATAAS) project funded by Government of Uganda and World Bank titled (a) Integrated weed management in maize and upland rice (ii) Enhancing maize productivity through intercropping systems.

 

 

 

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