Dr. Paul Mutua Makenzi, PhD

Dr. Paul Mutua Makenzi, PhD

Senior Lecturer and Chairman- UNESCO-AfriMAB and Kenya MAB Committee

Faculty of Environment and Resources Development,

Department of Environmental Science,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 422, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 - 724 675 219

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EDUCATION

2004

Ph.D Environmental Studies

Moi University (S.E.S), Kenya

1985

Msc Agriculture (Forest Engineering)

St. Petersburg Forest Academy -USSR

1978

Bsc. Botany/zoology

Nairobi University, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Human Ecology; Community Based NRM; Participatory Forest Management.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2012-Present

Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Egerton University,

1990- 2012

Lecturer, Departments of Natural resources and Environmental Science, Egerton University

1986-1990

Agroforestry Manager- Kenya Renewable Energy Development- MOE/Energy Development International(EDI)

1984-1986

Assistant Conservator of Forests/Instructor Kenya Forest College- Londian

INTL. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP

2010-Present

Chairman- UNESCO- AfriMAB regional World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR),

2006 to present

Chairman- Kenya national Commission for UNESCO Science Program and National MAB committee

1997-2006

Chairman- IUCN;s Sustainable Use Network for Eastern Africa

1997 to present

Member- IUCN’s commission for Education and communication.

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2013 to present

Indigenous Knowledge in Biodiversity Conservation in Mau Complex – MS Kenya/FAN

2013-

Climate Change Adaptation Strategies by Indigenous Communities in Rift Valley: case of Okiek, Turgens of Baringo county and Batwa (pygymy) of SW Uganda.. ACCFP/Egerton University

2012 to present -

Payment for Ecosystems Services in conservation of Lake Naivasha Catchment- CARE Intl./WWF

2008-2013

CBNRM- in Nakuru and Mau Complex. Funded by Ms-Kenya through FAN.

2009-2012

Collaborative Resources Management and Planning (COREMAP) in South Sudan. Funded by (NORAD/NPA


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Makenzi P.M. et al.; 2013. Market Chain Analysis of Gum Arabic Trade in Kenya. In Journal of Land Degradation and Development, Vol.--Ldd-11-0166, 2011.

2

Makenzi P.M. et al., 2012. Traditonal Ecological Knowledge Associated with Acacia senegal (Gum arabic tree) Management and Gum arabic Production in Northern Kenya . In International Journal of Forestry Review vol. 12 (3), 2010

3

Makenzi P.M, Mwirigi J., et al., 2009. Socio-Economic Constraints to Adoption and Sustainability of Biogas technology by Farmers in Nakuru Districts, Kenya. In International Journal of Energy for Sustainable Development, (2009): doi: 10:1016/j.esd 2009.05.002

4

Makenzi et al., 2010. Gum Arabic yield in different varieties of Acacia Senegal (l) Wild in Kenya. In African Journal of Plant Science, Vol. 3 (11), pp 263-276, 2009, http://www:academicjournals.org/ajps. ISSN1996-0824@2009

5

Makenzi P.M. et al,. 2009. Implications of Biomas Energy Use by Households and Institutions in Nakuru Muniucipality. In the proceedings of the Sumawa Mau Forest Complex conference , 27-29 April, 2009, Egerton University , Kenya .pp 112- 121.

6

Makenzi P.M. and Akonga J.J. 2008. Indigenous Knowledge Systems for the Integrity of the Commons: the case of Baringo District, Kenya. In Moi University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Vol. 1 No. 1 2005.pp.69-75.

7

Makenzi P.M. et al,. 2009. Implications of Biomas Energy Use by Households and Institutions in Nakuru Muniucipality. In the proceedings of the Sumawa Mau Forest Complex conference , 27-29 April, 2009, Egerton University , Kenya .pp 112- 121

8

Makenzi P.M, 2005. Natural Resources Management in the Didinga Hills: A Baseline Survey of Budi County, South Sudan. Published by the Drylands coordination group, Miljohuset G9, Oslo, Norway. On the Internet: ttp://www.drylands-group.org

9

Makenzi, P.M., 1997. Trees in land use systems: An East African Perspective Farmer-Initiated research and Extension. In: International Conference on Creativity and Innovation at Grassroots for Sustainable Natural Resources Management. January 11-14, Indian Institute for Management in agriculture, Ahmedabad, India, 174pp.

10

Makenzi, P.M, and Inoti, S.K. 1992. Utilization and Conservation of Wood as a Form of Biomass Energy for Sustainable Development in Kenya. In: The Kenya Society for agricultural Engineers Annual Conference.- Engineering for Sustainable Development. JKUAT, Nairobi.

11

Makenzi P.M. et al, 2004. Community Based Resources Management Project (COREMAP) training in Akot, South Sudan. Technical report prepared for NORAD/NPA, Oslo, Norway

RESEARCH INTERESTS

CBNRM and PFM; Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit; ; Human Ecology and Climate Change.