Geography

Mr. Lugairi Estone

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Mr. Lugairi Estone

Assistant Lecturer

Department of Geography,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 - 720 801414+254 - 720 801414

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EDUCATION

2004

MA (Geography)

Egerton University, Kenya

2001

BA (Geography and Economics)

Egerton University, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Development Geography, Quantitative techniques in Geography and Field techniques in Geography

WORK EXPERIENCE

2011-Present

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Geography, Egerton University

Jan. – April, 2011

Part-time Lecturer, Department of Geography, Egerton University

2007- 2011

Part-time Lecturer, Department of Geography, Kenya Methodist University, Nakuru Campus

2007-2009

Research Consultant with Actionaid on various projects

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Lugairi, E. (2011). Coping with Food Insecurity in Rural Households in Kenya: Household Food Security Situation in Sabatia Division, Kenya. Monograph. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

2

Lugairi, E., Wegulo, F. N. & Ondimu, K. N. (2012). Coping with Poverty and Food Shortages in Sabatia District of Kenya. Journal of Environment Natural Resources Management and Society, JENRS Series, 1 (1): 92-103

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Urban poverty, food security, statistical data analysis

Mr. Sammy Muriithi Kaburi

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Mr. Sammy Muriithi Kaburi

Assistant Lecturer

Faculty of Environment and Resources Development,

Department of Geography

Egerton University

P.O.Box 536-20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile phone: +254 711 357 613+254 711 357 613

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Education Background

2008 - 2010 Miami University, Oxford, Ohio: MA, (Geography).

2006 - 2008 Kenyatta University: MSc, (Environmental Education) – undefended thesis.

1995 – 2000 Egerton University-Kenya: BA, (Geography Major, Economics Minor).

Areas of Interest: Society-Nature relations, Local Knowledge and Conservation, Community Participation in Natural Resources Management, Local Biodiversity, Poverty and Development, and Sustainable Development

Work and Professional Experience

August 2011- Present Assistant Lecturer, Department of Geography, Egerton University Njoro.

Jan 2011-August 2011 Part-time Lecturer, Department of Humanities, Kisii University.

Aug 2008 – July 2010 Teaching Assistant at Miami University, Geography Department.

June 2003 to April 2008 Assistant Program Officer [Green Belt Safaris Ecotourism Project and African Biodiversity Network project], Green Belt Movement, Nairobi – Kenya.

May 2001 - May 2003 Project Officer [Green Belt Safaris Ecotourism Project], Green Belt Movement, Nairobi.

Ongoing Research Topics:

  1. The Intergenerational Transfer of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and its Impacts on Wildlife Conservation in Chugu Location, Meru Central, Kenya.
  2. Indigenization as Resistance: Reforestation, Firewood and Rural Food Access in Kenya.
  3. Popularizing Participatory Forest Management: Effectiveness of Community Forest Associations and the Incentives for Local People to Rehabilitate Forest Resources [ a proposed PhD research]

Publication:

Kaburi, S.M., & Medley, K.E., (2011). Community Perspectives on Fuelwood Resources in East Africa: Enrichment and Extraction along the Eastern Slopes of Mt. Kenya. Mountain Research and Development Journal. 31(4). .

Mr. Samuel Akeyo Ojode

 

Mr. Samuel Akeyo Ojode
Chief Technologist
Department of Geography
Faculty of Environment and Resources Development
Egerton University,
P.O. Box 536 (20115), EGERTON.
Mobile: 254-722958585.
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EDUCATION

2016

Master of Arts  (Geography)

Egerton University

2000

Bachelor of Education (Geography and History)

The University of Nairobi, Kenya

1991

Diploma of the Technologist Course in Cartography

International Institute of Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences, Enschede, The Netherlands

1975

Occupational Test Certificate Grade I

Survey of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.

1974

Occupational Test Certificate Grade II

Survey of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.

1973

Occupational Test Certificate Grade III

Survey of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Cartography, Aerial Photography, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Earth’s Atmospheric and Geophysical Systems.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2003 - Present

Chief Technologist, Department of Geography, Egerton University.

1990-2003

Senior Technician, Department of Geography, Egerton University.

1979-1990

Technician, The University of Nairobi.

1975-1979

Cartographer Grade II, Survey of Kenya, Nairobi.

1974-1975

Cartographer Grade III, Survey of Kenya, Nairobi.

1970-1974

Learner Cartographer, Survey of Kenya, Nairobi.

KEY RESEARCH PROJECT

2009-2012

Effect of Urban Expansion on Peri-Urban Livelihoods in Barut Location of Nakuru County, Kenya, a thesis for partial fulfillment for the award of Master of Arts degree in Geography, Egerton University.

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Onywere, S.M.,Mironga, J.M., Ojode, S.A. and Oriedo, P.M.O. (Revised 2007): Geography I, A Diploma

Course in Military Science, Egerton University, ISBN 9966-838-26-0.

Agonga-Otitima, P.L., Mironga, J.M. and Ojode, S.A.(2005): ): Geography II, A Diploma Course in Military

Science, Egerton University.

Mironga, J.M., Otieno, J.O. and Ojode, S.A. (2009): Fundamentals of Physical and Human Geography, a

degree course in Military Science, Egerton University.

 

Dr. Wambongo C.S. Recha (Ph.D)

Wambongo C.S. Recha, Ph.D

Egerton University

Faculty of Environment and Resources Development,

Department of Geography,

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 – 734 978773

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Websites:

https://orcid.org/my-orcid

https://publons.com/author/1272975/charles-w-recha#profile

1. EDUCATION

2013

Ph.D (Geography)

Kenyatta University, Kenya

2007

Master of Arts (Geography)

Kenyatta University, Kenya.

2001

B.Ed (Arts) – Geography, Kiswahili, Education

Kenyatta University, Kenya

2. FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Climatology: I am interested in understanding the society-nature interaction. Specifically, I am concerned with how communities in arid and semi-arid lands interact with climate variability in shaping their livelihoods.

Areas of Interest: Climate modelling, droughts, livelihood analysis, water resource management, vegetation-climate nexus

3. WORK EXPERIENCE

June 2014-Present

Chair, Department of Geography, Egerton University

Sept 2011-Present

Lecturer, Department of Geography, Egerton University

2013- 2014

Examination Officer, Department of Geography, Egerton University.

2010- 2011

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Arts and Humanities, Chuka University College

4. KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS AND AWARDS

March-June 2018

CV Raman International Fellowship for African Researchers: A Visiting Fellow, School of Environmental Science at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. Analysis of Meteorological Drought in Semi-arid Eastern Kenya for the period 1973-2013

March-July 2017

Pastoral Resilience Project: A collaboration of Leicester University (UK), Egerton University(Kenya), Indigenous Livelihood Enhancement Programme –Kenya and Mongolian Academy of Science

Nov 2016 – April 2017

Post-doctoral Fellow, AGRIFOSE 2030 Project, University of Lund, Sweden: Local and Regional variations in conditions for agriculture and food security

2014/2015

Australia Award Fellowship: Soil and Water Conservation: Australia and Ethiopia Component, Nov 2014 – Feb 2015, University of Queensland, Australia.

Jan-Aug 2012

Research Project: Promoting Geographic Research (Climate change and adaptation) in Moi Amalo Secondary School, Nakuru.

2010/2012

Research Project: Evaluation of rain water harvesting and conservation techniques among smallholder farmers in semi-arid eastern kenya. Young Reseachers Grant No. S/4947-, International Foundation for Science, 12 months

Continued.....

4. KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS AND AWARDS

2009/2010

Doctoral Research Fellowship: An assessment of potential climate impacts and associated vulnerabilities at the household level: livelihoods and water in the semi-arid Tharaka district, 'START/IDRC: ACCFP, Washington, USA, 12 months

2006-2007

Research Project: Making the best of climate- adapting agriculture to climate variability: case of semi-arid Kenya, ASARECA Funded Project, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

5. PUBLICATIONS

Best Peer Reviewed Publications Upto three (3)

1

Recha, C.W., Makokha, G.L.,Shisanya, C.A. 2017. Climate variability and causes: from the perspective of the Tharaka people of Eastern Kenya. Geoscience Letters, 4:22 DOI: 10.1186/s40562-017- 0088-1.

2

Recha, C.W., Mukopi, N. M., Otieno, J. 2015. Socio-economic determinants of adoption of rainwater harvesting and conservation techniques in semi-arid Tharaka sub- county, Kenya. Journal of Land Degradation & Development 26: 765-773. DOI:10.1.002/ldr.2326

3

Recha, C.W., C.A Shisanya, P.S. Traore, G.L. Makokha , T. Lodoun , A. Sako. 2012. Determination of seasonal rainfall variability, onset and cessation in semi-arid Tharaka district, Kenya. Journal of Theoretical & Applied Climatology 108: 479-494. DOI 10.1007/s00704-011-0544-3

Recent Publications (up to 3)

1

Recha, C.W. 2018. Local and regional variations in conditions for agriculture and food security in Kenya. AgriFoSe2030 reports 7, 2018. ISBN: 978-91-576-9551-2. https://www.slu.se/en/collaboration/international/slu-global/agrifose/the-agrifose-themes/social-and-economic-dimensions-of-smallholder-based-agriculture-and-food-security/

2

Bebe, B.O., Sarah, C.M., Recha, C., Ochieng, R., Riamit, S., Upton, C.2017. Resilient Pastoralism: Towards Sustainable Futures in Kenyan Rangelands. In N. Gueye, A. Ndeso-Atanga (Eds.), Sustainable Pastoralism and Rangelands in Africa, pp: 36-39. Accra, Nature and Fauna (of) FAO, Vol 31(2). ISSN 2026-5611. http://www.fao.org/africa/resources/nature-faune/en/

NB: Other publications (13) and areas of research interest can be found on Google Scholar and ResearchGate

6. COURSES I AM CURRENTLY TEACHING

GEOG 701: Philosophy of Geographic Thought

GEOG 730: Climatology

GEOG 762: Management of Arid and Semi-arid Lands

GEOG 416: Water Resource Management

GEOG 328: Geography of Arid and semi-arid Lands

GEOG 322: Climate Change and Development

GEOG 312: Advanced Climatology

GEOG 226: Development of Geographic Thought

GEOG 124: Introduction to Climatology

7. POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION (to completion)

Richard Ochieng, Ph.D., Reg. No.:ND13/0452/14, Egerton University, Vulnerability and adaptation of pastoralists to drought through better access and utilization of seasonal climate forecasts in arid and semi arid Baringo County, Kenya (June 15, 2018).

Amon Karanja. Ph.D. Reg. No. ND13/51528/14. Drought effects on household livelihoods and adaptation strategies in Laikipia West sub-county, Kenya (June 15, 2018)

Edna C. Koskei. Ph.D. Reg. No. GDES/M/1198/09/13, Kabarak University. Effects of rainfall variability and use of rainwater harvesting techniques on household access to water in Baringo County, Kenya (graduated December 16, 2016, Kabarak University)

Morris M. Mwatu., M.Sc., Reg. No. NSM13/3754/14, Egerton University. An assessment of the effectiveness of seasonal climate forecast in agricultural decision-making in semi-arid south eastern Kenya (Graduated June 16, 2017)

8. EDITORIAL WORK

2014-Present: Associate Editor Egerton Journal of Science and Technology

2017-2021: Academic Editor, Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology

Recent Manuscript Reviews

Ø Land Degradation and Development, November 21, 2017

Ø Theoretical and Applied Climatology, August 2017

Ø Journal of Experimental Agriculture International, 2017

For more information refer to https://publons.com/author/1272975/charles-w-recha#profile and

9. RECENT CONFERENCE PAPER PRESENTATIONS

Recha, C.W., Makokha, G.L.,Shisanya, C.A. 2017. Is Climate Change a problem in semi-arid Eastern Kenya? March 29-31, 2017: 11th International Annual Conference, Egerton University, Kenya

Recha, C.W., Mukopi, N. M., Otieno, J. 2015. Socio-economic determinants of adoption of rainwater harvesting and conservation techniques in semi-arid Tharaka sub- county. March 26- 28, 2014: International Annual Conference, Egerton University, Kenya

10. RECENT WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS ATTENDED

Feb 19-21, 2018: Training Workshop on Research to Inform Agricultural and Food Security Policy in Kenya, ILRI, Nairobi Campus.

Jan 23-28, 2017: Training Course in Translating Science into Policy and Practice, AgriFoSe 2030 Project, Nairobi, Kenya

June 12-July 3, 2015: Climate Change and Green Low-Carbon Development, Beijing, China.

Mr. Lugairi Estone

 

Mr. Lugairi Estone
Assistant Lecturer
Department of Geography,
Egerton University
P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya
Mobile: +254 - 720 801414
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EDUCATION

2004

MA (Geography)

Egerton University, Kenya

2001

BA (Geography and Economics)

Egerton University, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Development Geography, Quantitative techniques in Geography and Field techniques in Geography

WORK EXPERIENCE

2011-Present

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Geography, Egerton University

Jan. – April, 2011

Part-time Lecturer, Department of Geography, Egerton University

2007- 2011

Part-time Lecturer, Department of Geography, Kenya Methodist University, Nakuru Campus

2007-2009

Research Consultant with Actionaid on various projects

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Lugairi, E. (2011). Coping with Food Insecurity in Rural Households in Kenya: Household Food Security Situation in Sabatia Division, Kenya. Monograph. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

2

Lugairi, E., Wegulo, F. N. & Ondimu, K. N. (2012). Coping with Poverty and Food Shortages in Sabatia District of Kenya. Journal of Environment Natural Resources Management and Society, JENRS Series, 1 (1): 92-103

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Urban poverty, food security, statistical data analysis