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Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Development at the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA).

Political Ecologist with a keen interest in the relationships between political, economic and social factors with environmental issues and changes in the developing world, especially Kenya.

Researcher for the Development Corridors Partnership (DCP) Project based at the African Conservation Centre (ACC) and Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA), University of Nairobi. Holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge, UK. Since 2005, I have worked with research and conservation organisations in Kenya and abroad including CETRAD, the Space for Giants (K) Trust, the African Wildlife Foundation and the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme in the UK leading science and applied research projects to promote biodiversity conservation, human development and livelihoods, and capacity building. Currently an Associate Director for the Dakota Wesleyan University, USA in Nairobi, Associate at the University of Nairobi’s Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation, a member of the IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and an Advisory Panel Member for the Conservation Evidence’s Mammal Synopsys, University of Cambridge; Lead Author for IPBES Values Assessment. With training in political ecology, my interests revolve around the exploration of the interactions among conservation and development intervention, human well-being and poverty alleviation, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa

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