Dr. Parita Shah is a lecturer at the Department of Geography, Population and Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nairobi in Biogeography and a MA in Environmental Planning and Management, also from the University of Nairobi. Her BA is in Geography from the University of London. Her specialization is in policy and governance.

Parita CV



P, S.  2022.  Women’s economic empowerment: From deprivation to sustenance. Kardan Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities . 5(1):1-14.


S, W, P S.  2021.  Environmental effects of dimension stone quarrying activities in Ndarugo area of Kiambu County, Kenya. International Journal of Social Sciences Management and Entrepreneurship . 5(2):1-11.


Shah, P.  2020.  Domestication of the Ramsar Convention in Kenya. Towards realizing of Vision 2030: Kenya Policy Briefs. Office of the DVC Research, Innovation and Extension. University of Nairobi. . 1(1):13-14.


Shah, P, Ayiemba E.  2019.  Convention on biological diversity and rural-urban connections with reference to Kenya. International Journal of Research in Environmental Studies. 6:14-26.
Shah, P, Makhambera L.  2019.  Impacts of Plant Invasive Species on Local Farming Communities around Mulanje Mountain Forest Reserve, Malawi. Journal of Sustainability, Environment and Peace. 1(3):68-75.


Shah, P, Krhoda G.  2018.  Innovations for a Better Tomorrow: Human-Wildlife Interface in Kenya. 2nd Innovation Research Symposium. :65-71., Nairobi: University of Nairobi
Shah, P.  2018.  The urban future of food and nutrition security. Food security, renewable energy and water: Insights on sustainability. . , Nairobi: University of Nairobi
Shah, P, Krhoda G.  2018.  Determining compliance of transboundary cooperation for biodiversity management in the Serengeti- Mara Ecosystem, East Africa. International Journal of Scientific Research and Innovative Technology. 5(1):26-45.


P, S.  2017.  Climate change and biodiversity. , Nairobi: University of Nairobi


E., I, P S.  2016.  Development of cultural heritage tourism in Kenya: A strategy for diversification of tourism products. Conservation of natural and cultural heritage in Kenya.. , LONDON: University College London (UCL) Press


Shah. P. and Irandu. E..  2015.  Ecotourism: The case of Karura Forest, Nairobi. African Journal of Tourism and Hospitality. Volume 2(2):21-40.


Shah, PS, Irandu, Evaristus M.  2014.  The role of ecotourism in promoting women empowerment and community development: some reflections from Kenya, 16 July. Understanding oneself and the others: New Domestic and international Tourism Practices and the promotion of Heritage and Tourism in East Africa. , French Institute of Research in Africa (IFRA)
Shah, PS, Irandu EM.  2014.  The potential and challenges of promoting ecotourism in Kenya’s Wetlands, 24 Nov. Building communities, saving nature . , Strathmore University, Centre for Tourism and Hospitality
Shah, PS, Irandu. EM.  2014.  Ecotourism as a strategy for promoting conservation of biodiversity in Tana River County. National Scientific Conference on the Tana River County. , Mombasa, Kenya: National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), Wetlands International, University of Nairobi
Shah, PS, Moronge JM.  2014.  Gender Perspective in Water Conservation in Schools in Kenya: The Case of a Junior School in Nairobi, Kenya. Hekima Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Nairobi. VI(1):42-51.


Shah, PS.  2013.  The current scenario of Lake Naivasha. OERB Reach. (16):84-88.
Shah, P.  2013.  The role of Oshwal Community in Environmental Management. OERB Reach. (16):76-77.
Shah, P.  2013.  Facts about water in Africa. OERB Reach. (16):16.
Shah, PS.  2013.  Life of Wangari Maathai. OERB Reach. (16):9-11.
Shah, PS.  2013.  Human dimensions of Biodiversity. OERB Reach. (No 16):14-18.
Shah, PS, Speranza CI, Opiyo R, Ngaina J.  2013.  OPTIONS FOR IMPROVING COMMUNICATION OF SEASONAL RAINFALL TO SMALLSCALE FARMERS. NCCR-North-South JACS EAF Transfer-workshop. , Utalii Hotel, NairobiOptions_for_improving_the_communication_of_seasonal_rainfall_compatibility_mode.pdf


Shah, PS.  2012.  Why learning institutions should carry out regular environmental audits. AFEW Giraffe News. (14, 2012):21-22.
Shah, PS.  2012.  THE ROLE OF THE KENYAN GOVERNMENT IN SAFEGUARDING LAKE NAIVASHA. Heritagization of Biodiversity and Governance of Natural Resources: Cases of the Rangeland in the Horn of Africa at the 50 Conference for the African Studies (CAS@50: Cutting Edges and Retrospectives). , University of Edinburgh, ScotlandLake Naivasha-role_of_government.pdf
Parita, S, Francis M, James M.  2012.  Environmental Audits and Educational Institutions. : Lamberts Publishing
Parita, S, Chinwe SI, Romanus O, Joshua N.  2012.  Options for Improving the Communication of Seasonal Rainfall Forecasts to Smallholder Farmers – The Case of Kenya. German Development Institute. 17/2012(17/2012):1-4.



Shah, PS.  2003.  The Mahogany Tree. African Fund for Endangered Wildlife. (2):12.the_mahogany_tree.pdf
Shah, PS.  2003.  Vanishing trees- The sad story of life. African Fund for Endangered Wildlife. (2):11.vanishing_trees-_sad_story_of_life.pdf

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