Prof. Kennedy Nyabuti Ondimu PhD

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Prof. Kennedy Nyabuti Ondimu PhD

Professor of Human Geography

Egerton University

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EDUCATION

Year

Degree

Institution

2000

Doctor of Philosophy (Geography)

Egerton University

1988

Master of Arts (Population Studies)

University of Nairobi

1985

Bachelor of Arts (Geography)

University of Nairobi

1980

Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education

Chesamisi High School

1978

East African Certificate of Education

Kiabonyoru Secondary School

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION AND OTHER CERTIFICATES

Year

Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

2013

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course

Kenya Bureau of Standards

2013

ISO 14001 Internal Auditor Course

Kenya Bureau of Standards

2012

Transformative Leadership Course

Kenya Institute of Administration

2011

Certificate of Appreciation, Darwin Keynote Speaker Series

Indiana State University, USA

2004

Design and Analysis of Qualitative and Quantitative Data

African Population and Health Research Centre

2004

Certificate in Proposal Development

African Population and Health Research Centre,

1998

Certificate in Participatory Environmental Planning

Wageningen Agricultural University/Egerton University

1989

Certificate in Adolescent Fertility Management

International Centre for Training in Population and Family Health. Chicago Illinois, USA.

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Demography: Population dynamics and health outcomes; health impact assessment; child wellbeing; urban poverty and health outcomes; gender issues in health; forced migration and health outcomes; population growth and natural resource management.

WORK EXPERIENCE

October 2013- Present

Full Professor of Geography, Egerton University

February 2009-March 2013

Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies and Resources Development & Associate Professor Department of Geography, Egerton University

March 2008-October 2013

Associate Professor Department of Geography, Egerton University

March 2001-February 2008

Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Egerton University

June 1990-March 2001

Lecturer, Department of Geography, Egerton University

September 1989 – June 1990

Tutorial Fellow, Department of Geography, Kenyatta University

January 1988 – September 1989

Demographer II, National Council for Population and Development

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

Project Period

Project Title

2012/2013

OSSREA Postgraduate Gender Studies program in Sub-Saharan Africa Higher Learning Institutions: Award to prepare teaching material on Population Dynamics and Gender

2012/2013

Egerton University Internal Research Awards “Impact of Workplace HIV/AIDS Programs in the Kenya’s Horticultural Sector: A Case of Naivasha farms”

2010/2011

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program Award 2010/11 to Visit St Mary-of-the-Woods College, Indiana USA : Population Dynamics and Health

2006/2007

Egerton University: Staff Research Award 2006: “Malaria Prevalence and Impact among Internally Displaced Persons in Kenya”.

2006/2007

OSSREA: Third OSSREA Sabbatical Research Grant Award 2006: “Extent of child exclusion among internally displaced populations in Kenya: A case of Rift Valley and Nyanza provinces”

2003/2004

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/University of Witwatersrand: Migration and Urbanization Node Award 2003: Research on Prevalence, Determinants and Consequences of Rural to Urban Domestic Labor Migration in Kenya.

2003/2004

OSSREA: Senior Scholars Research Grant, Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) 2003: “Prevalence and Determinants of Sexual Risk Behaviour among Tea Plantation Workers in Kericho District, Kenya.

2001

Rockefeller Foundation: Forum on Agricultural Resource Husbandry, Rockefeller Foundation 2001: “Causes and Consequences of Decline of Household Production of Indigenous Food Crops in Kisii, Nyamira and Gucha Districts of Kenya

1997/98

OSSREA: Ninth Gender Issues Research Award 1997: Determinants of Under-Utilization of Health Facilities For Birth Delivery in Rural Kenya: A Case of Nyanza Province.

1995/96

UAPS: Small Grants Research Programme 1995: “The Socio-economic Determinants of Adolescent Reproductive Health Problems in Kenya: Evidence from Health Service Data”.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

a) Books and Manuals

Ondimu, K. N. et al. (2014) Gender and Population Dynamics: An Analysis of the Linkages. A Manual for graduate training on Gender Studies. OSSREA Publication

Ondimu K. N (2010). “Child Exclusion among Internally Displaced Population in Rift Valley and Nyanza Provinces of Kenya.” Organization for Social Science Research in East and Southern Africa (OSSREA). Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ondimu K. N (2005). Sexual-risk behaviors among tea plantation workers in Kenya. (2005) OSSREA Publications, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

b) Papers & Book Chapters

Kinyanjui, J. M; Karachi, M and Ondimu K. N. (2013). Natural regeneration and ecological recovery in Mau Forest Complex, Kenya. Open Journal of Ecology Vol. 3, No 6, 417-422

Ondimu K. N and Otara, A. M (2013). Workplace HIV/AIDS Programmes and Sexual Behaviour Change Among Flower Farm Workers in Naivasha, Kenya. International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 50 (2) pp 189-204.

Koskei, E.C., Ondimu, K.N., Obwoyere, G.O. and Mironga, J.M. (2013), “Determinants of variation in households’ level of access to improved water sources and basic sanitation in Bomet municipality, Kenya”, International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Vol. 2 No. 2.

Otara A. M and Ondimu K. N. (2012) Cervical cancer prevention practices among flower farm workers in Naivasha, Kenya. Jornal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Eastern and Central Africa. 24 (2) pp 38-41.

Kinyanjui, J. M; Ondimu, K.N, Karachi M and Agatsiva, J (2012). Documenting the Carbon Content of the Mau forest Complex. Journal of Environment Natural Resources and Society, Vol. I

Kinyanjui J.M.; Karachi M. and Ondimu K.N. (2012). Estimating forest volume and yield in the western blocks of the Mau Forest Complex, Kenya. Journal of Environment Natural Resources and Society, Vol. I

Lugairi E,; Ondimu. K. N. and Wegulo F.N. (2012). Coping with Poverty and Food Shortages in Sabatia District of Kenya. Journal of Environment Natural Resources and Society, Vol. I

Ondimu K. N. (2010). “Labour Migration and Risky Sexual Behaviour: Tea Plantation Workers in Kericho District, Kenya” in Thomas, F., Haour-Knipe, M and Aggleton, P. eds. Mobility Sexuality and AIDS. Abingdon, Routledge. Pp 154-167

Ondimu K. N (2007). “Workplace Violence amongst Domestic Workers in Urban Households in Kenya: A Case of Nairobi City”. Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review, vol. 23 no 1 pp 37-60.

Ondimu K. N (2007). “Determinants of Rural-Urban Migration of Female Child Domestic Workers in Urban Households in Nairobi, Kenya.” International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 44 (2) pp 230-246.

Ondimu K. N (2001). “Levels and Risk Factors of Ante partum and Postpartum Haemorrhage among Deliveries in Kisumu District: Evidence from Health Service Data.” Kenya’s Population Prospects: Now and Beyond. Occasional Paper No. 2. Population Association of Kenya pp 11-23.

Ondimu K. N (2001). “The effect of some socio-economic factors on utilization of health facilities for birth delivery in Nyanza province, Kenya.” African Population Studies, Vol. 16 (2) pp 73-90.

Ondimu K. N (2001). “Determinants of Perinatal Health Problems in Kenya: A Case of Kisumu District.” International Journal for Health Care Quality Assurance Vol. 14 No 5 pp 200-212.

Ondimu K. N (2000). “Levels and Risk Factors of operative Deliveries in Four Health Facilities in Kisumu District, Kenya” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, VOL. 20, N0. 5: pp 486-491.

Ondimu K. N (2000). “Availability and Quality of Health Care Services for Safe Motherhood in Nyanza Province of Kenya: A Situation Analysis.” International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance Vol. 13 No 3, pp 124-133.

Ondimu k. N (2000). “Severe Anaemia during pregnancy in Kisumu District of Kenya: Prevalence and Risk factors.” International Journal for Health Care Quality Assurance Vol. 13 No 5: pp 230-234.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Serial Number

Organization

International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)

Kenya National Academy of Sciences

Population Association of Kenya (PAK).

Union for African Population Studies (UAPS)

Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA)

GRADUATE STUDENT’S SUPERVISION

PhD

Year

Name

Title of thesis

2009

Kinyanjui James Mwangi

Changes Induced by Human Population Pressure on Forest Reserves in Western and South Western Mau Forests Reserves” PhD Natural Resources, Egerton University

Master of Science/Master of Arts

2014

Atieno, Zablon

An Assessment of factors that determine utilization of health care facilities for antenatal care in Kabondo Division, Homa Bay County, Kenya. MSc (geography) Egerton University

2014

Mwangi, Jane

Factors Influencing Household Water Use and Its Impact on Household Wellbeing in Amalo and Mulot Location, Mara River Basin, Kenya”. MSc (Natural Resources Management) Egerton University

2013

Isinta Dolphine

Factors Influencing Farmers’ Adoption of Traditional and Emerging Farming Systems in Bomet County, Kenya Master of Arts in Geography, Egerton University

2013

Basheka Jovitus J

Influence of Indigenous Knowledge Systems on Adaptation of the Impacts of Rainfall Variability on Household Farming Practices in Misenyi District, Master of Arts in Geography, Egerton University Tanzania” Master of Science in geography,

2013

Kinyamugera J.

Prevalence and Determinants of Road Traffic Accidents in Mwanza City, Tanzania. Master of Arts in Geography, Egerton University

2012

Koskei, Ednah Chepngeno

Effect of Urban Population Growth on Household Access to Water and Sanitation in Bomet Town, Kenya, Master of Science in geography, Egerton University.

2012

Kimathi George Kobia

Assessment of Water-User Associations in the Management of Closed Water distribution System in Timau Division, Kenya” Master of Science in Natural Resource Management, Egerton University

2007

Wekesa P. M:

Factors Influencing Household Cultivation of Sorghum and Millet in Kiminini Location, Trans-Nzoia District, Kenya”. Master of Science in Geography, Egerton University

2007

Mmasi S. Lumukhwana

Prevalence of Malaria among Children and Household Response Mechanisms in Kakamega, Kenya”. Master of Science in Geography, Egerton University

2004

Estone Lugairi

Household Coping Strategies on Food Insecurity in Sabatia Division, Vihiga District”. Master of Arts in Geography, Egerton University