Ann Kirori

Degree on environmental planning and management

Ann Kirori

Degree on environmental planning and management
Ann is young and ambitious female with great interest in nature and biodiversity conservation. She has a degree on environmental planning and management and soon enrolling in a Masters’ program to study Environmental Law and Governance. She has over 13 years’ experience in project planning, implementation and delivery. She also has experience in child safeguarding and protection. 4 out of the 13 years were spent implementing children protection projects in the urban informal settlements of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. She has fundraised for climate adaptation projects in Ethiopia and Somalia and oversaw the successful completion of the projects. Ann also engages in consultancy on part time basis. She is an alumnus of the ‘USA Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural affairs exchange program where she participated in the ‘On Demand Youth Leadership Program - climate change and energy as an adult mentor for young people. Legacy International administers the program. ODYLP is a three-week U.S.-based exchange focused on climate change initiatives. In her free time Ann enjoys to be indoors. She also enjoys to travel and interact with different cultures.

Consolata Gathoni Gitau

BSc in Range and MSc in Range Management from South Eastern Kenya University.

Consolata Gathoni Gitau

BSc in Range and MSc in Range Management from South Eastern Kenya University.

Consolata Gathoni Gitau is an experienced and passionate ecologist working in the environment conservation and research fields. She has a BSc in Range and MSc in Range Management from South Eastern Kenya University and the University of Nairobi respectively. She is a PhD student at Nottingham Trent University in the Ecology and Environmental Biology program and a volunteer at Kijabe Environment Volunteers.  She is a member of Women in Conservation Technology (WiCT) and Conservation Leadership Program (CLP) Alumni Network. Consolata has previously worked with BirdLife International, International Livestock Research Institute (Mazingira center), African Fund for Endangered Wildlife and Kenya Wildlife Service. One of her proudest accomplishments was receiving an award for the best poster presentation at the 15th Pan African Ornithological Congress, which was held in Zimbabwe in November 2022. She chose to pursue Ecology from her zeal to contribute to a better life for the communities in rangelands and conservation of wildlife and their habitat, specifically those on the verge of extinction.

Anne Ogalo

Monitoring, Evaluation Reporting and Learning Intern

Anne Ogalo

Monitoring, Evaluation Reporting and Learning Intern
Anne Ogalo is an early career professional, passionate about climate advocacy and climate governance with a focus on national and international policies. Currently, she is serving as a Monitoring, Evaluation Reporting and Learning Intern. Prior to this role, Anne gained valuable experience at Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute where she worked to support research Initiatives. She also volunteered as a project assistant with Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) where she contributed to the implementation of community development projects. Anne holds a degree in Environmental Conservation and Natural Resource Management and is committed to making a positive impact in the world.

CORNELIUS KIPTUM KIBIEGO

Driver, Kirandich Water Company, May to August 2022. Driver, Cheptebo Rural and Development Centre, August 2020 to September 2021 Farming, Home Area, 2017 to May 2020

CORNELIUS KIPTUM KIBIEGO

Driver, Kirandich Water Company, May to August 2022. Driver, Cheptebo Rural and Development Centre, August 2020 to September 2021 Farming, Home Area, 2017 to May 2020
CAREER CONCENTRATION WATER ENGINEERING/DRIVING EDUCATION Pursuing certificate in water engineering at Kenya Water Institute Nairobi Campus.
  • Water engineering 2023, Keya Water Institute
  • Driving at Rocky Driving School Nairobi, South (2022).
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Driver, Kirandich Water Company, May to August 2022.
  • Driver, Cheptebo Rural and Development Centre, August 2020 to September 2021
  • Farming, Home Area, 2017 to May 2020
     

Anthony Kareko Ndirangu

County Government of Nyeri in Kenya as a Climate Change Officer

Anthony Kareko Ndirangu

County Government of Nyeri in Kenya as a Climate Change Officer
Anthony Ndirangu is an accomplished environmental scientist with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from Masinde Muliro university of Science and Technology. Currently, he works at the County Government of Nyeri in Kenya as a Climate Change Officer, where he uses his expertise to help communities cope with the impacts of climate change. Anthony is passionate about building resilience at the local level by promoting sustainable development and implementing nature-based solutions. He has gained extensive experience working in the field of climate change and has a deep understanding of the challenges facing communities in Kenya and around the world. Prior to joining the County Government of Nyeri, Anthony worked at the Institute of Climate Change at the University of Nairobi. While there, he assisted in research on nature-based solutions on climate change and led hundreds of students in climate action. He is an expert in climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies and has played a crucial role in the implementation of various projects aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change. Anthony is committed to making a positive impact in his community and beyond. He has been recognized for his exceptional work in the field of climate change, and his contributions have been instrumental in promoting sustainable development and building resilience in communities.

Damilola Aishat Oladipo

Federal University of Technology Akure in Ondo State, Nigeria, with a B.Tech in Agricultural and Resource Economics. She also earned certification in Environmental Development from ALISON (Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online).

Damilola Aishat Oladipo

Federal University of Technology Akure in Ondo State, Nigeria, with a B.Tech in Agricultural and Resource Economics. She also earned certification in Environmental Development from ALISON (Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online).
Damilola Aishat Oladipo is a skilled public health practitioner who graduated from the Federal University of Technology Akure in Ondo State, Nigeria, with a B.Tech in Agricultural and Resource Economics. She also earned certification in Environmental Development from ALISON (Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online). Damilola has a strong enthusiasm for preserving the environment and advancing sustainability. Her advocacy work is focused on preserving the environment and ensuring a sustainable future. She is a devoted volunteer for healthy habitats and has volunteered for numerous NGOs. Through her volunteer work, Damilola has had the chance to hone her skills in overseeing community development and health. She has actively participated in Ploggas Nigeria, where she received in-depth training on climate change, environmental sustainability, and the SDGs. In addition to her work on the environment, Damilola is a steadfast supporter of women's rights, children's rights, and equal opportunity for women.

Mr. AWOLALA, Ayodele Theophilus

Principal Agricultural Officer for Ondo State Agricultural Inputs Supply Agency and Zonal Officer for Central Zone of Ondo State in Nigeria

Mr. AWOLALA, Ayodele Theophilus

Principal Agricultural Officer for Ondo State Agricultural Inputs Supply Agency and Zonal Officer for Central Zone of Ondo State in Nigeria
Mr. AWOLALA, Ayodele Theophilus is an astute Environmental Economist Professional with hands – on experience in management, environmental economics, resource management and advocacy. He has a B. Agric Tech. in Agricultural Economics and Extension and M. Agric Tech. in Agricultural Economics, In Federal University of Technology, Akure. A serial volunteer for several NGOs, he is currently the Principal Agricultural Officer for Ondo State Agricultural Inputs Supply Agency and Zonal Officer for Central Zone of Ondo State in Nigeria where he had educated hundreds of farmers on Climate Change, environmental sustainability and the SDGs. Mr. Awolala is Zonal Officer, Ondo State Agricultural Inputs Supply Agency where he currently works. A Climate Reality Leader trained by experts in Climate Change at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, the Federal University of Technology, Akure and experiences gained with interactions with local farmers. He is an ardent advocate for Climate Change, Climate Smart Agriculture and environmental sustainability.

Dodji Komlan Aziandeke

Bachelor degree in Agronomic Sciences and a Master’s degree in Agroressources Sciences and Environmental Engineering from the University of Lomé (Togo).

Dodji Komlan Aziandeke

Bachelor degree in Agronomic Sciences and a Master’s degree in Agroressources Sciences and Environmental Engineering from the University of Lomé (Togo).
Dodji Komlan Aziandeke is an Agronomist. He holds a Bachelor degree in Agronomic Sciences and a Master’s degree in Agroressources Sciences and Environmental Engineering from the University of Lomé (Togo). He is currently a PhD Student in Climate Change and Agriculture within the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) programme. His researches focus on Soil Organic Carbon dynamics and Soil Organic Carbon sequestration. He served as Agronomist in a local NGO specializing in the field of Waste Management and as Program Manager in a local NGO in the field of Sustainable Development. Dodji Komlan Aziandeke is an active member of UN1FY (United Nations International Federation of Youth for Water and Climate), the official youth constituency of the Water and Climate Coalition (WCC) and a member of the International Biochar Initiative (IBI).

Babalwa Mni

Bachelor of Social Sciences. Founder of UTANDO Climate Governance, Diplomacy and Negotiations Leadership Fellow (AGNES),

Babalwa Mni

Bachelor of Social Sciences. Founder of UTANDO Climate Governance, Diplomacy and Negotiations Leadership Fellow (AGNES),
Babalwa is a youth energy enthusiast, her curiosity for problem solving and unquestioned policy have lead her to step outside of her comfort zone. She has developed her curiosity through engaging in approaches regarding sustainability, the circular economy, energy systems and climate change mitigation strategies that affect Africa and the world at large. With Pursuing a Bachelor of Social Sciences, the lens of power relations, has contributed to her Vision of redefining systems of development. As a Climate Governance, Diplomacy and Negotiations leadership Fellow (AGNES), she envisions an Africa, that is empowered, revolutionised and filled with Authentic, African relevant Innovations. In the past She has collaborated with Like minded Youth to create youth centred programmes. "I believe the Youth to be Essential mobilizers of change!”. As the Founder of UTANDO, Babalwa, grows a research ecosystem that aims to bridge the gap between energy security and food security using waste management.

Dr. Vincent N. Ojeh

B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc degrees in Geography and Regional Planning from Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria in 2004 and 2011 respectively with specialization in Climatology under the Federal and Delta State Government Scholarships

Dr. Vincent N. Ojeh

B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc degrees in Geography and Regional Planning from Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria in 2004 and 2011 respectively with specialization in Climatology under the Federal and Delta State Government Scholarships
Dr. Vincent N. Ojeh received his B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc degrees in Geography and Regional Planning from Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria in 2004 and 2011 respectively with specialization in Climatology under the Federal and Delta State Government Scholarships. He holds the best graduating student award in geography in 2004. He bagged a PhD in Meteorology and Climate Science from the School of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria in collaboration with Augsburg University, Germany under Germany’s BMBF full Scholarship. His research interest cut across all aspects of urban climatology, Agro-meteorology, Biometeorology, Environmental Resource Management and Gender/Media and climate communication/education interface.  Dr Ojeh is a Research fellow at the Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN) and the current Alumni President of WASCAL in West Africa as well as the current president of the Nigeria branch of the alumni. Dr Ojeh is a lecturer in the Department of Geography, Taraba State University, Jalingo, Nigeria, and an adjunct lecturer at the WASCAL Climate change and Education PhD Program at the University of the Gambia. He is married with children.

Mr. Benjamin G. Musungu

Agriculture Economist - MSc.in International Relations from KALU Institute (Spain),MSc.in Agriculture Economics from Kenyatta University (Kenya) and BSc.in Agribusiness Management from Egerton University (Kenya).

Mr. Benjamin G. Musungu

Agriculture Economist - MSc.in International Relations from KALU Institute (Spain),MSc.in Agriculture Economics from Kenyatta University (Kenya) and BSc.in Agribusiness Management from Egerton University (Kenya).
Mr. Benjamin G. Musungu is an Agricultural Economist and youth who is passionate about the intersectionalities between Climate Change, Agriculture and Policy Spheres. Benjamin is a 2022 Food Systems Fellow under the Center for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA)-a prestigious Advanced Masters Leadership Program for Top-80 Food Systems Leaders in Africa. He holds MSc.in International Relations from KALU Institute (Spain),MSc.in Agriculture Economics from Kenyatta University (Kenya) and BSc.in Agribusiness Management from Egerton University (Kenya).His postgraduate qualifications includes: Postgraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship from Harvard University (USA),Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Change from DANIDA fellowship Center (Denmark),Postgraduate Certificate in Qualitative Impact Assessment Protocols from Bath University (UK) and Postgraduate Specialization Certificate in AfCFTA offered by UNDP-Africa. Benjamin has rich volunteership experience and is currently serving as the East African President of the African Union Youth in Livestock, Fisheries and Aquaculture Incubation Network (AYL-FAIN),and as an Advisory Board member of UCESCO-Africa. He has a 360-degree blend of 8-years’ experience, having worked in the Government (As a food security advisor to the Council of Governors-Kenya),Private Sector (As the Public-Private Dialogue Lead at Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)),NGO (As the Business Development Lead at Dorcas Aid Int’l) and International Relations (Where he currently works as the Northern Africa Partnerships Coordinator at Africa Union-Africa CDC, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Besides his professional titles, Benjamin is the CEO& founder of FOODCIRCLE-A start-up based in Nairobi, Kenya that focused on redistributing excess food to those who need it the most, at a fraction of the ambient prices.

Dr. Antony Mabvirakare

Master of Business Administration (Zimbabwe Open University) and Master of Philosophy in HIV/AIDS Management (Stellenbosch University).

Dr. Antony Mabvirakare

Master of Business Administration (Zimbabwe Open University) and Master of Philosophy in HIV/AIDS Management (Stellenbosch University).
Antony is a highly skilled and experienced practitioner in Research, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning and Monitoring (REALM). With more than ten years of REALM experience, he is adept with leading national evaluations, setting-up monitoring and evaluation systems for regional, national and community programs, provision of technical support to a number of international non-governmental organizations, compliance with multi-donor reporting, proposal writing, and capacity building of programme staff on emerging monitoring and evaluation practices. The ultimate goal of the function of Antony is to ensure that interventions have evidence-based knowledge to inform adaptive programming by paying special attention to the positive and negative impact that interventions have in marginalized communities. Antony has a PhD in Business Sciences (University of the Witwatersrand), Master of Philosophy in Monitoring and Evaluation (Stellenbosch University), Master of Business Administration (Zimbabwe Open University) and Master of Philosophy in HIV/AIDS Management (Stellenbosch University).
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