Prof. Abdillahi A. Aboud, Ph.D.

Prof. Abdillahi A. Aboud, Ph.D.

Professor of Socio-ecology,

Department of Natural Resources

Faculty of Environment and Resources Development,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536 - 20115, Egerton, Kenya

P.O. Box 12064 - 20100, Nakuru, Kenya

Mobile: +254-734- 052935 & +254-722-8834223

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EDUCATION

1992

Ph.D., Rural Sociology

University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, USA

1982

MSc. Rural Sociology

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

1975

B.Sc. Range Management

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA

1966

Diploma, Range Management

Egerton College, Njoro, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Human Ecology & Natural Resources

WORK EXPERIENCE

December 4, 2002 to present

Professor of socio-ecology, Department of Natural Resources, Faculty of Environment and Resource Development.

August, 1997 – December, 2002

Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources,

Faculty of Environment and Resource Development.

February 1994 – August, 1997

Senior Lecturer , Department of Natural Resources,

Faculty of Environment and Resource Development.

November, 1983 – February, 1994

Lecturer , Department of Natural Resources,

Faculty of Environment and Resource Development..

1966 to October, 1983

Range Management Division of the Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Development, Kenya Government

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

1    . Collaborative research on improving pastoral risk management (PARIMA) on East African rangelands (1997 – 2009)

. Human-Wildlife Conflicts: Causes and mitigation measures in Tsavo Conservation Area, Kenya ( 2009 – 2011).

3   . Natural Resources Management and Biodiversity Conservation in the Drylands of Eastern and central Africa ( 2009 – 2011)

4   . Policy and Participation: The Gap Between Promise and Delivery of the PRSP in Kenya. A Case Study of Baringo, Isiolo and Garissa Districts (2006-2007)

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1.

Aboud, A.A., Kisoyan, P.K., Said, M.Y., Notenbaert, A., de Leeuw, J., Gitau, J.W., Manzano, P., Davies, J.M., Roba, G.M., Omondi, S.O., Odhiambo, M.O. (2012): Natural Resource Management and Biodiversity Conservation in the Drylands of Eastern and Central Africa. Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), Entebbe.

2.

An MO Notenbaert, Jonathan Davies, Jan De Leeuw, Mohammed Said, Mario Herrero, Pablo Manzano, Michael Waithaka, Abdilahi Aboud, Shadrack Omondi. Policies in support of pastoralism and biodiversity in the heterogeneous drylands of East Africa.

Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2012, 2:14

3.

Warui, H.M., A. A. Aboud, P. Chegge-Mungai and J. W. Wamuongo : Challenges and Opportunities of On-farm Tree Planting as an Alternative Wood Source on Mt. Marsabit, Northern Kenya: Towards Mitigating Climate Change. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, Volume 5, No.4 (Serial No.35), ISSN 1939-1250, USA. April 2011,

4.

Little, Peter D., A.A. Aboud, Clement Lenachuru : Can Formal Education Reduce Risks for Drought-prone Pastoralists: A Case Study from Baringo District, Kenya. Human Organization, Vol. 68  (2009).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

· Human ecology and natural resource use, management, and conservation.

· Environmental sociology and impact studies.

· Arid lands studies and pastoral development.