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Daniel Olago, is Associate Professor of Geology, Chairman of the Department of Earth and Climate Sciences, and Research Director, Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation, University of Nairobi. He undertook undergraduate and masters degrees in Geology in University of Nairobi and has a D.Phil. degree in Physical Geography from the University of Oxford, following his selection as the Kenya Rhodes Scholar for 1990. His research interests are broadly in Quaternary and environmental geoscience, water resources and climate change. He has published over 150 research articles, book chapters and edited books and in 1998 won the International START Young Scientist Award. Prof. Olago has been involved in multi-disciplinary research, training and capacity building activities on global environmental change in sub-Saharan Africa for over 25 years. His current projects include: REACH – Improving Water Security for the Poor; Development Corridors Partnership Project; AfriWatSan; and the African Great Lakes Information (AGLI) Platform project He was a Lead Author in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report that won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007, and has contributed to the Africa Chapter as Lead Author in the current IPCC Working Group II assessment report. He is a fellow of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences, the Geological Society of Kenya, the African Academy of Sciences, and The World Academy of Sciences.

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