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EMPLOYMENT
Designation: Associate Professor in Range Management and Former Chairman, Range Management, Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology, University of Nairobi

SUMMARY OF SKILLS AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
I am currently the Director/Principal Investigator- Center for Sustainable Drylands USAID-HED initiatives (2011- 2013) and with over 20 years of relevant experience in the evaluation of rural development programmes and specifically those dealing with ASAL development, research and training areas. I hold relevant academic training in Natural Resources Management fields and has supervised several postgraduate students who conduct research in pastoral and agropastoral production systems. I have done evaluation and development studies in the Greater Horn of Africa

My consultancy experience covers several countries including Uganda, Eritrea, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Ghana, and Burkina Faso. In 2003, I worked for CARE Eritrea where I was privileged to work with the local CARE International team in writing a proposal to USAID/OFDA on the “Multi-sectoral Interventions in Agro- Pastoralist Communities in Eritrea to Increase Resiliency to Aggregate Shocks in Mai Mine, Debub Zone, Eritrea.

In 2010, I conducted a final project evaluation on “Building Sustainable ASAL Economies (BASE) Project “ for Practical action (former ITDG), Eastern Africa Regional Office in Turkana/Karamajong Ecosystem. In 2009, I was assigned the responsibility of compiling a report for UNEP on the outcomes and impacts of AU-IBAR project on “ Dryland Livestock, Wildlife and Environment Interaction Project” which was implemented in Kenya and Burkina Faso. In 2002, as a consultant with AU-IBAR (African Union- Intra-Bureau for Animal Resources) and UNCCD (United Nations Convention on Combating Desertification), I elaborated and proposed feasible programmes for the Thematic Programme Network Three (TPN3) on Theme “Rational use of Rangelands and Development of Fodder Crops” in 2002 and which I have just completing an evaluation for AU- IBAR (30th September 2011). I was the team leader in the development of a three year Dryland Livestock/Wildlife, Environment Interface (DLWEIP) which was implemented from 2005 to 2009 and has just received recognition by UNEP as one of the best implemented program by AU- IBAR. I have also consulted with ILRI/UNEP/GEF on the Terminal Evaluation of Land Use Impacts and Dynamics (LUCID) - covering the Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania in 2004.

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