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An Associate Professor (Range Management), former Head of Department and Acting Dean, University of Nairobi (UON). Holder of PhD (Range Management), University of Wyoming, USA (1990); MSc (Range Management), Texas A&M University (1982); and Bachelor of Science (Agriculture), UON. Principal, Co-Principal or Investigator in several externally funded research projects such as  Making the Best of Climate: Adapting Agriculture to Climate Variability supported by Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA); Creating Wealth For Smallholder Farmers in Arid Areas of  Kenya: The Case of Mukau (Melia Volkensii) funded by Government of Kenya/European Union through the Kenya Agricultural Productivity Programme of Kenya; Foe or friend: Management and Utilization of Prosopis juliflora in Kenya, funded by Government of Kenya and European Union through the Kenya Agricultural Productivity Programme of Kenya. Representative the University in Steering Committee of the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), and in Management Board of the Wangari Maathai Institute of Peace and Environment (WMI). Research interest includes integrated livestock production/management, climate change and agricultural adaptation in dry lands. Has over 20 years’ experience of teaching, research and community outreach at UoN, has initiated and implemented  over 15 collaborative partnerships and projects between the university and local, regional and international organizations. Has supervised over 30 Masters and PhD students and published over 40 papers in internationally refereed journals. A dedicated and results-oriented person with a solid track record of professional achievement. Enjoys participating as well as managing, motivating and training successful and productive teams, and thrives in challenging working environments. Able to work well without supervision, exercising requisite prioritization in meeting set deadlines and delivering results. 

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