NAME: Alfred Titus Agwanda Otieno

NATIONALITY: Kenyan

Tel: 254-020-241829

+254 714850803

  P O Box 489

Siaya

EDUCATION

1997-

1999

PhD

Population Studies

Awarded degree 2000

Thesis Title:

Timing and Spacing of Births In Kenya.

International Institute For Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, India

Government of India and United Nations

1987-

1989

M.Sc

Population Studies

Awarded degree 1992

Thesis Title:

Estimation of Some Childbearing Indices from Census data

 

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1980-

1984

Bachelor of Education (Science)

Upper Second Class Honours

Mathematics, Physics Education, and Education

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1978-

1979

East African Advanced Certificate of Education

Obtained 3 principal passes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Friends School Kamusinga,

1974-

1977

East African Certificate of Education

Obtained Division 1 with 16 points.

Subjects studied:  English, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physical Science, Biology, Geography, History and Christian Religious education

Nyangoma Secondary School,

1967-

1973

Certificate of Primary Education

Obtained  English A, Mathematics B  General Subjects A

Hono Primary School

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 2013 - Associate Research Professor

2007- 2012 Senior Lecturer Population Studies and Research Institute, University of Nairobi:

 

1995-2007: Lecturer, Population Studies and Research Institute, University of Nairobi

 

1993-1995: Tutorial Fellow, Population Studies and Research Institute, University of Nairobi

 

1989-1993: Assistant Lecturer Mathematics, Kenya Science Teachers College

 

1984-1987: High School Teacher, Mathematics, Sawagongo High School

 

STUDENT SUPERVISION

(A) DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

NAME  OF STUDENT

TITLE OF THESIS

DEPARTMENT

STATUS

CO SUPERVISOR

Ong’anyi P Obino

Spatio –Temporal variations in Orphanhood: Analysis of the effects of AIDS and Traditional Versus Modern Institutional coping mechanisms in Kisumu District

Graduated on 7th December 2012

Prof E H O Ayiemba

George Odipo

Emigration and Development Linkages in Kenya

Graduated on 7th December 2012

Prof John Oucho

Andrew Mutuku

Fertility transition in Kenya

Submitted for examination

Murungaru Kimani

On going

George Odwe

The Dynamics of Fertility and Poverty in Kenya: Analysis of the Effects of Poverty on Fertility Preference in Kenya

 

Dr Anne Khasakhala and Prof Ann Magrit Jensen (Norway)

Evaline G Mcharo

Determinants of health seeking behavior for abortion complications and   postabortion care services in Temeke district Dar es Salaam Tanzania 

 

Dr Lawrence Ikamari

 

B) MASTERS

1

Year

Course

Name of Candidate

Topic of Study

1

2012

Msc

Ogolla Charles Omondi

The Extent Of Death Clustering In Kenya: Evidence From 2008-09 KDHS

2

2012

MA

Milton Adieri

 

Estimation of net intercensal migration in Kenya : a county  level analysis

3

2012

MA

Victoria Amwoliza

Differentials In Rural – Urban Infant Mortality In Kenya -

4

2012

MA

Cate Mbaire

Assessment  of Facilities Readiness to provide quality RH services: Evidence from KSPA 2010

5

2012

Msc

Beatrice Odaa

The effect of age difference among spouses on contraceptive use among women in Kenya

6

2011

MA

Margaret Mwaila

Factors influencing neonatal mortality in Kenya

7

2011

MA

Omedi Gilbert

Comparative study of infant mortality: case of Kenya and Tanzania

8

2011

MA

Bernard Nyauchi

Determinants of unmet need for family planning among women living in rural Kenya

9

2009

Msc

George Odwe

Estimating trends on the effect of breastfeeding on post partum ammenorrhea

10

2009

Msc

Naomi Moraa_Monari_

indirect estimation of parity progression ratios from birth interval data

11

2009

Msc

Caleb Ouma

Analysis of Trends in completed fertility  in Kenya using a life table approach

12

2009

MA

Sophie Vusha

The Effect Of Non Marital Fertility On Total Fertility Rate

13

2009

MA

Mwangi Diana

Regional Disparities in child mortality in Kenya: a comparative study of Nyanza and central Kenya

14

2009

Msc

Vivianne Nyarunda

A comparative study of utilization of maternal health services between the poor and the non poor  in Kenya

15

2009

MA

Marline Jumbe Kumbe

Determinants of infant mortality: evidence from 1989 and 2003 KDHS

16

2008

MsC

Munguti James

Household Projection Rates Using Headship rate Method

17

2008

MA Communication studes

Lydia Muyanga Manyasi

Perceptions of Home Based care members on HIV/AIDS Mitigation messages: The case of ARVs

18

2009

Msc

Otieno Vincent  O

Trends and Differentials In Fertility Preference Implementation In Kenya

19

2008

MA

Zena Lyaga

Household Structure  Formation and Dissolution

20

2008

MA

Nelly Malel

Levels Trends And Differentials In Primary Infertility In Kenya

21

2008

MA

Mulwa Irene

Determinants Of The Interval Between First Marriage And First Birth In Kenya

22

2007

MA

Rachel Macharia

Explaining regional variation in infant and child mortality in Kenya

23

2009

MA

Magawi P Atieno

Effect of education on fertility and sexual behaviour in Congo Brazzaville

24

2006

MA

Wangunyu Kimani

Factors influencing sexual behaviour among youth in Kenya

25

2006

MsC

Gathiru Leonard

Covariates of Son preference in Kenya

26

2006

MsC

Eva Kiragu

A comparative study of determinants of infant and child mortality in Kenya and Ghana

27

2005

MA sociology

John O Mungoma

Attitudes of adolescent boys towards contraception in korogocho area Nairobi

28

2005

MA

Ndonye Daniel

Correlates of HIV Infection among adolescents in Kenya

29

2004

MsC

Wamuci Agnes

Detection and Correction of Age Errors: A case study of 1989 and 1999 Kenyan Census data 

30

2003

MSC

Kathare Alfred

Estimation of Entropy Levels in Kenya

31

2003

Msc

Ezekiel Ngure

Impact of Infant child mortality on fertility in Kenya

32

2002

Msc

Ibisomi Latifat

An exploratory Study of changes in fertility across developing countries

33

2002

Msc

Samuel Wakibi

Estimating child mortality in Kenya using Preceding Birth Technique.

34

2002

MA

Odylia Muhenje

Determinants of contraceptive non use among Kenyan Youth

35

2002

MA

Alice Ogugo

Couple Fertility Preferences in Kenya

36

2001

MA

Ogolla Jenifer

Determinants of age at first marriage in Nairobi

37

2001

MA

Onyango Francis Obare

Unmet need for contraception among men in Kenya

CONFERENCE PAPERS

 

  1. Anne Khasakhala, Alfred Agwanda, George Odwe, Lyaga Z and A Imbwaga. Reassessing Mortality decline in Kenya. . Paper presented at the 6th African Population Conference 5th -9th December 2011 Ougadougou , Burkina Faso

 

  1. Monica Magadi and Alfred Agwanda. HIV and Fertility Link in Kenya. Paper presented at the 6th African Population Conference 5th -9th December 2011 Ougadougou , Burkina Faso

 

  1. Alfred Agwanda and Goerge Odipo: Drivers of migration in East African Community: Literature Review paper presented at the Regional meting of the Research Consortium Migration out of Poverty. January 26-29th 2011

 

  1. Alfred Agwanda. Available Options for Estimating Basic Fertility Indicators for the 2010 Round of Censuses Paper presented at the conference on Needs assessment on census analysis 11th – 13th November 2009 Dakar Senegal.

 

  1. Alfred Agwanda, Wasunna Owino C Obunga and B Okundi. Access to Family Planning among the poor: What are the policy options? Paper presented at the Third EQUINET Regional Conference on equity in health in East and Central Africa. Speke Conference Center, Munyonyo, Kampala Uganda September 23-25, 2009

 

  1. Alfred Agwanda.  Analysis of family building patterns when fertility has stalled in Kenya. Paper presented at the 5th African Population Conference held at Arusha International Conference centre 10th -14th December 2007.

 

  1. Latifat Ibisomi, C Odimwegu, Alfred Otieno and M Kimani. Degree of Preference Implementation and Fertility Changes in Developing Countries. Paper Presented at the XXVth IUSSP Conference, Tours, France, July 18-23, 2005

 

  1. With Monica Magadi and N Taffa and F Onyango: Comparing Maternal Health Indicators between teenagers and older women in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys, Population of Association of America Annual Meeting 1-3 May, 2004 Boston USA

 

  1. With P. Bocquier :To What Extent did Economic Downturn in Kenya influence Entry into Parenthood in Nairobi City? Paper presented at Union of African Population Studies Conference 5-8th December, 2003 Tunis, Tunisia

 

  1. With P. Bocquier, A Khasakhala, and S Owuor:The effect of economic crisis on youth precariousness in Nairobi: An analysis of itinerary to adulthood of three generations of men and women in Nairobi Union of African Population Studies Conference 5-8th December,2003 Tunis, Tunisia

 

  1. With Monica Magadi and David Omollo: Early Teenage Pregnancy in South Nyanza. Population of Association of America Annual Meeting 1-3 May,2003  Minneopolis USA.

 

  1. 2002: Household and Family Demography in Kenya: An exploratory Essay Population Association of Kenya; Conference held at Garden Hotel Machakos Kenya

 

  1. 2002: With George Odipo: The Issue of non-numeric Responses to Questions on Desired family Size. Population Association of Kenya, Conference held at Garden Hotel Machakos Kenya

 

REPORTS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. 2011: Youth Dialogue Tool submitted to Ministry of Youth Affairs supported by UNFPA Kenya Country Office

 

  1. 2011: Population Dynamics of Kenya. 2009 census analytical volume. Kenya national Bureau of Statistics
  2. 2011: Household Dynamics of Kenya 2009 census analytical volume. Kenya national Bureau of Statistics

 

  1. 2010: Chapter 6: Kenya Demographic and Health Survey: Other Proximate Determinants of Fertility: Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, 2008/9 Report. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS and ICF MACRO 2010.

 

  1. 2005: Maternal health and well being in Kenya. Paper Submitted to Society for International Development (SID). Round table meeting on Maternal Health and Well being in Eastern Africa. Strategies for Meeting the Millennium Development Goals, 8th -10th December 2004, Fareview Hotel Nairobi, Kenya   

 6.       2004: Kenya Country Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Needs Assessment Report on Child health, Maternal health and Health Systems. Ministry of Planning and National Development, Government of Kenya and UNDP.

 

7.       2004: Chapter 6: Kenya Demographic and Health Survey: Other Proximate Determinants of Fertility: Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, 2003 Report. Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Ministry of Health (MOH) and ORC MACRO 2004. Calverton, Maryland: CBS, MOH and ORC MACRO   8.       2004: Kenya Country Needs Assessment of Progress Towards the Achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and the International Conference on Population and Development Goals A Consultancy report Prepared for Partners In Development – South to South Initiative to be used for preparing the 2005-2015 Strategic Plan   9.       2004: Research Methodology and Communication: Participants Course book and Trainers Manual. A training manual Prepared for Kenya Institute for Research and Policy Analysis

 

  1. 2003: Improving Adolescent Reproductive health in Africa: Lessons from Kenya Centre for the study of Adolescence. Published by Regal Press (K) Ltd.

  11.   2001: Harmonization of Household and Family variables in the 1989 and 1999 Kenyan Censuses. Report to.  Minnesota University Population Center, International Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS). The report and spreadsheet prepared for the IPUMS project on Census Data Use. The report formed part of the meta- data.

 

  1. 2000: Determinants of Unmet Need for Contraception in Kenya. Research Report to Union of African Population Studies, Dakar 2000.

 

INVITED PAPERS

 

2007: Status of Urbanization Research in Kenya. Panel Discussion paper at launch of the State of World Population report, 27th July 2007, Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) Nairobi, Kenya

 

2006: Status of Migration Research in Kenya. Paper presented at the State of World Population 2006 Panel Discussion. 6th September, 2006 Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) Nairobi, Kenya. 

 

OCCASIONAL PAPER PUBLICATIONS

 

Alfred T A Otieno Household and Family Demography in Kenya: An exploratory Essay. Population Association of Kenya, Occasional Publication Number 3, 2003 pp 97-111.

 

Alfred T A Otieno and  George Odipo. The Issue of non-numeric Responses to Questions on Desired family Size. Population Association of Kenya, Occasional Publication Number 3 2003. pp 21-32

 

Alfred T A OtienoAnalysis of Event History Data: A comparison of Some Models that account for unobserved heterogeneity. In Kenya’s Population Prospects Now and Beyond. Population Association of Kenya Occasional Publication Number 1 2000.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES ATTENDED

November 2012. Attended PhD Supervisors’ Workshop.  Johannesburg, South Africa.  November 19-21, 2012.

July 2012 International workshop on capacity strengthening in integration of Population and Environmental Issues in National and Sector Development frameworks ,Johannesburg , South Africa

 

September 2011- Attended Technical on discussion of Kenya Population projections based on 2009 Kenya Population and Housing census. International al programs Center US BUREAU Of Census, Washington DC

 

June 2011 International workshop on capacity strengthening in integration of Population and Environmental Issues in National and Sector Development frameworks , Imperial Beach Hotel Entebbe Uganda organized by UNFPA Regional Office

 

May 2011 Demographic analysis workshop, May 3-12 2011 Manzooni Machakos organized by KNBS and US CENSUS Bureau

 

January 2011 Drivers of migration in East African Community: Literature Review paper presented at the Regional meting of the Research Consortium Migration out of Poverty. January 26-29th 2011

 

26th September- 8th October 2004: Workshop on Communicating Population and Health Research to Policymakers. Institute of Public Health, Makerere University  and Population Reference Bureau, USA

 

4th – 6th April 2004: Workshop on Consulting for Results facilitated by Management Sciences for Health MSH Boston and Organized by partners in Population and Development, Mukono Uganda

 

27th –31st October 2003: Training in Indepth Multi-level Analysis Workshop Organised by APHRC and the Opportunities and Choices Reproductive Health Programme of the University of Southampton. Sponsored by INDEPTH and the UK Government’s Department for International Development, Windsor Hotel Nairobi Kenya

 

14th – 25th July 2003: Two-week international workshop on “Preparing for the Aging Societies: Meeting the New challenges of Health, Well being and Poverty in Developing Countries”. Sponsored by UNFPA and conducted by Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Socio-medical Sciences

 

21st March – 2nd May 2003: Visiting Research Scholar at Social Statistics Research Center, University of Southampton.

 

CONSULTANCY AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

 June 2012:  Evaluation and Appraisal of 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census. Report to Director General. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics February 2012 Prepared report on Kenyan Census Public use Micro data Samples 1969-2009. Minnesota University, Population Center, International Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS).

 

March 2011- December 2011: Lead consultant Analysis of the Kenya 2009 Population and Housing census (Demographic Monographs

 

March 2011- December 2011: Consultant Kenya 2009 Population and Housing census Population Dynamics Monograph

 

March 2011- December 2011: Consultant Kenya 2009 Population and Housing census Household and Family Dynamics Monograph

 

August 2008 – August 2009: Member of the study team on: Influencing Policy and Financing Reforms to Improve Access to Family Planning for the Poor in Kenya supported by USAID Health Policy Initiative.

 

October 2008 – June 2009: Review of the National Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS integration strategy. Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, Supported by USAID Health Policy Initiative

 

July 2008 – August 2009: With Prof. J Mati. Development of the Kenya National Reproductive Health Strategy for Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and Ministry of Medical Services Supported by USAID Health Policy Initiative.

 

27-31 OCTOBER 2008: With L Ikamari and Ben Obonyo facilitated in the STRENGTHENING CAPACITY of AMREF project managers in conducting OPERATIONS RESEARCH

 

July 2008-November 2008: 2009-2013 Kenya Country Progrmme Action Plan on Population and Reproductive Health. Consultancy to UNFPA Kenya Country Office

 

June 2008 –July 2008. As a co-consultant participated in the Development of the Plan of Action for the Revised National Population and Sustainable development (NPPSD) for National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development

 

May 2007- September 2007: Analysis of Family Planning Service provision in Kenya: Evidence from KSPA. Further analysis of 2004 Kenya Service Provision Assessment Survey supported by MEASURE Evaluation MACRO International Maryland USA and National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development (NCAPD)

 

July 2006- August 2007: co-consultant for the AMREF in the development of the AMREF Regional Clinical Programme 2008-2012 Strategic Plan

 

January 2007: Situational analysis of the Capacity of Selected Facilities to Provide Reproductive Health Services to Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons during Emergencies. Consultancy to UNFPA Kenya Country Office

 

November 2006: Assessment of Research Gaps In Sexual and Reproductive Health In Sub-Saharan Africa. Consultancy to International Planned parenthood (IPPF), AFRICA REGION

 

July 2005- September 2005: Review of UNFPA support to education programs including population/family life and sexuality education in the formal and non formal education systems in Kenya. Report submitted to United Nations Population Fund. Africa Division, New York

 

December 2004- June 2005: Contraceptive use dynamics in Kenya: Analysis of Method Choice and Discontinuation. Further analysis of 2003 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey consultancy supported by MEASURE Evaluation MACRO International Maryland USA

 

August to September 2004: Situation Analysis of Monitoring and Evaluation system of the Division of Reproductive Health. Consultancy to Government of Kenya Ministry of Health and MEASURE EVALUATION MACRO International Maryland USA

 

March 2004-July 2004: Partners in Population and Development South-South Initiative. Kenya Country Needs Assessment of the progress towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

 

March 2004: Participated in the writing the 2003 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey Report.

 

June –October 2003: Member of team on the writing and Development of Kenya’s 6th Country Population Programme Cycle assistance to Kenya Government by United Nations Population Fund). Monitoring and Evaluation of Programs

 

September 2003: Member of the team on the Development of Training Curriculum for the South to South Initiative for training of Senior Program Managers on Adolescent Reproductive Health with Special focus on HIV/AIDS supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

 

March to May 2003: Principal Investigator in Situational analysis on the status of young people in Kenya, consultancy report by Centre of Study of Adolescence to UNICEF Kenya country Office and Government of Kenya.

 

June 2002:Member of the team of Centre for the Study of Adolescence on the Evaluation of 8 NGOs with Adolescent Reproductive Health Component by Supported by the Kenya Family Health Programme funded by EU/DFID.

 

May 2002: Evaluation of Adolescent Reproductive Health Component Implemented by Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization Supported by the Kenya Family Health Programme funded by EU/DFID.

 

August-November 2001: Harmonization of Household and Family variables in the 1989 and 1999 Kenyan censuses. Consultancy for University of Minnesota, Population Center under International Public Use Micro data Series (IPUMS).

 

June-July 2001: Process Monitoring of 8 NGOs with Adolescent Reproductive Health Component Supported by the Kenya Family Health Programme funded by EU/DFID.

 

April 2001: Development of Training Curriculum for the South to South Initiative Training for Senior Program Managers on Adolescent Reproductive Health with Special focus on HIV/AIDS supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

 

April-May 2000: Baseline Survey done on behalf of 8 NGOs with Adolescent Reproductive Health Component of the Kenya Family Health Programme funded by EU/DiFD.

 

June 1999: Principal Investigator Baseline Survey on Reproductive Health among Refugees Living in Dadaab Camp By Population studies and Research Institute on behalf of CARE-Kenya

 

1994- 1995: Member of the research team on the first Baseline survey on maternal Mortality in Kenya. Conducted by Population Studies and Research Institute University of Nairobi. Supported by UNICEF Kenya Country Office.

 

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

November 2012: Member of the training team on Communicating HIV and AIDS Research to Policymakers for senior managers and researchers drawn from universities, NGOs, government agencies and private sector

April 4th _ 15th 2011  Member of the training team on Communicating HIV and AIDS Research to Policymakers for senior managers and researchers drawn from universities, NGOs, government agencies and private sector

 

November 7th -18th  2011 Member of the training team on Population, Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS: Communicating Information and Effective Interventions to Policymaker

 

September 29th –10th October 2003. (With L Ikamari) Development of materials and facilitation of Health Systems Research Course for Senior Personnel Managers of AMREF. AMREF INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME.

 

September 2003: Global leadership programme. Facilitated on Challenges in Page 10 of 11Monitoring and Evaluation of Adolescent Health programs. This was a training workshop for Senior Programme Managers of Adolescent and Sexual Health progammes in Anglophone Africa held in Nairobi supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

 

August- 2003: To Help Age International. Facilitation of a session on Demographic situation of Aging in Africa and socio-economic implications for Africa held at Milimani Hotel, Nairobi.

 

February- 2003: To Help Age International. Facilitation of a session on Demographic situation of Aging in Africa and socio-economic implications for Africa held at Milimani Hotel, Nairobi.

 

September- 2002: To Help Age International. Facilitation of a session on Demographic situation of Aging in Africa and socio-economic implications for Africa during the training course on Aging in Africa held at Agricultural Finance Cooperation Training Institute, Nairobi.

 

February- 2002: To Help Age International. Facilitation of a session on Demographic situation of Aging in Africa and socio-economic implications for Africa held at Agricultural Finance Cooperation Training Institute, Nairobi.

 

November- 2001: Kenya Family Health Programme. Facilitation on Monitoring and Evaluation of Adolescent Health Programs. This was a training workshop on skill building for middle level managers of adolescent health projects supported by EU/DiFD under the Kenya Family Health Programme held at Fairview Hotel Nairobi.

 

October 2001: Global leadership programme. Facilitator on Challenges in Monitoring and evaluation of adolescent health programs. This was a training workshop for Senior Programme Managers of Adolescent and Sexual Health progammes in Anglophone Africa held in Nairobi from 23rd September to 5th October 2001

 

February 2001: Facilitator in a one-week training workshop held at Population Studies and Research Institute for personnel from UNFPA supported projects on use of Logical Framework for Monitoring and Evaluation.

 

November 2000: Facilitator in a one-week training workshop held at Population Studies and Research Institute for personnel from UNFPA supported projects on use of Logical Framework for Monitoring and Evaluation

 

September 2000: Facilitator in a one-week training workshop held at Kitale club for personnel from NGOs supported by EU/DiFD under the Kenya Family health Project (KFHP) on Monitoring and evaluation of Adolescent Reproductive health Programs.

 

OTHER UNIVERSITY SERVICE

 

2000- present: In charge of training programs at Population Studies and Research Institute

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFFESIONAL AND OTHER ASSOCIATIONS

  • International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
  • Union of African Population Studies(UAPS)
  • Population Association of Kenya (PAK).
  • Research Associate, Centre for Study of Adolescence (CSA), Kenya.

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