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MR. LUGAIRI ESTONE

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PERSONAL DETAILS
Designation
Assistant Lecturer
Corporate Email
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Phone Number
+254720801414
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Environment and Resources Development
Directorate / Dept
Geography
Njoro
Address
Box 536 Egerton
SUMMARY

I am an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Geography and a graduate from Egerton University with an M.A. (Human Geography) and BA (Human Geography and Economics). I have worked as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department since 3rd of August, 2011. My teaching areas are Quantitative Techniques, Research Methods, Development Studies and Urban Studies. I enrolled for Doctorate Studies in the same Department in 2014. My PhD research topic is about Evaluation of Post-Implementation Stages and Sustainability of Slum Upgrading in Secondary Cities of Nakuru and Kitale,, Kenya. I have collected and analyzed data, and in the final iterations with my supervisors in readiness for submission of my thesis for examination latest by October, 2021. From my Master’s Thesis, I have published one paper and a monograph. In addition, as a statistical data analyst, I have participated in several research projects and published papers with other scholars in Egerton University. Apart from teaching, I have been serving as Examination Officer in the Department since June 2014, Field Work and Internship Coordinator since 2018, and a member of the Curriculum Review Committee in the Department. This is in addition to various other administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Chairperson of the Department.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2014 - to date: Doctoral studies in progress, Egerton University, Kenya

PhD (Human Geography)

Topic: Evaluation of Post-Implementation Stages and Sustainability of Slum Upgrading in Secondary Cities of Nakuru and Kitale, Kenya

Supervisors:

  • Prof F. N. Wegulo (Geography Department, Egerton University) and
  • Dr. H. M. Muranga (PSSS Department, Egerton University)

 

Aug., 2001 – April, 2004: Masters of Arts (Human Geography), Egerton University, Kenya

Thesis topic: Food Insecurity in Sabatia Division of Vihiga District, Western Province of Kenya: An Examination of Household Coping Strategies

Supervisors:

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
  1. Urban studies,
  2. Participatory urban planning and management,
  3. Participatory research methodologies
  4. Community development
  5. Food security,
  6. Livelihood analysis
  7. Quantitative techniques and analysis
WORK EXPERIENCE

3rd Aug., 2011-Present: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Geography, Egerton University

Responsibilities:

Teaching and examination of undergraduate students in various Geography courses, especially Quantitative Techniques in Geography, Applied Statistics in Geography, Practical Geography, Development Studies, Urban Studies, Participatory Approaches in Development, Research Methods in Geography  etc.

 

3rd June, 2014 – Present: Examination Officer, Department of Geography, Egerton University

Responsibilities:

Coordination of examination matters in the department including organizing departmental course allocations, ensuring effective examination and teaching time table, receiving and recording examination drafts, submission of examination drafts to external examiner, forwarding examinations drafts to Examination Office for processing, receiving and recording marked examinations, maintaining records of CAT marks, presenting marks at the Faculty Board, attending to students examination matters (complains and issues), etc.

 

2019 – present: Field attachment coordinator Geography Department

Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of field attachment of students including identification of internship opportunities, preparation of students for field attachment, liaising with external supervisors of students, grading students attachment reports, etc
  • Member of Curriculum Review, Geography Department
  • Self-assessment of curriculum for review
  • Ensuring compliance of the department with the existing curriculum
  • Coordination with servicing departments for harmony in implementation of the curriculum
 

2007-2009: Research Consultant with Actionaid International Kenya

Responsibilities:

  • Coordination and implementation of research activities
  • Report writing
  • Communication of research findings
  • Drafting of policy briefs emanating from research findings
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Urban studies,
  • Participatory urban planning and management,
  • Participatory research methodologies
  • Community development
  • Food security,
  • Livelihood analysis
  • Quantitative techniques and analysis
LIST OF 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 (August 17 2011).
  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
  3. R.S. Shivairo, J. Matofari, C.I. Muleke, P.K. Migwi, E. Lugairi (2013). Production Challenges and Socio-Economic Impact of Dairy Goat Farming amongst smallholder Farmers in Kenya. Journal of Food Science and quality management Vol 17-pp 54-61. ISSN2224-6088.
TEACHING AREAS
  1. Quantitative techniques in Geography
  2. Applied Statistics in Geography
  3. Research Methods in Geography
  4. Urban Geography
  5. Participatory Approaches in Geography
REFEREES

Prof. F. N. Wegulo,

Department of Geography,

Egerton University,

P. O. BOX 536, Egerton.

 

Prof. H. M. Murenga,

Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,

Egerton University,

P. O. BOX 536, Egerton.

 

Prof. Gilbert Obati Obwoyere,

Egerton University,

P. O. BOX 536, Egerton.

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