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Environmental Scientist And Natural Resources Expert

Nakuru, Kenya
April 26, 2021

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P.O Box 536. Egerton (Ensc), Njoro

+254*********, +254*********;


Career Profile - Precis:

A research scientist with over five (5) years of diverse and rich experience gained in various research and practicing capacities and in different organizations both in government and non- governmental organizations, and profit-oriented environment; notably Kenya Organic Agriculture Network (KOAN), Rural Focus Limited, Universities (Egerton, Chuka, Kisii) and Development Impact Consulting. Currently I am a private consultant to the Kenya School of Government (KSG) as a trainer on Environmental Impact Assessment and Management areas. I have thrust in the capacity to handle main activities and apply priorities in challenging preps through energizing others to achieve set aims and objectives. I have working knowledge in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), proposal development, project management, workshop facilitation /trainer, various research and data analysis including MS Office. Key skills gathered and demonstrated include:

Training: Successfully trained different organized groups for government departments, corporate functions, coordinated research and investigations to facilitate decisions related to environmental and social matters efficiently and effectively.

Fundraising and Resources Mobilization: Successfully assisted more than Ten (10) groups to secure funds (ranging from USD 20,000 to USD50,000) from United Nations Development through the Small Grants Programme through proposal development, lobbying, advocacy and partnerships.

Consultancy: Demonstrated keen focus on resources mobilization, planning, coordinating & organizing for consultancy meetings with key government officials in preparation of Terms of References for local and international organizations with minimum resources. I have undertaken various EIAs remarkably for Greencom Technologies, Newpoint Hospital, Egerton University Pension Scheme among others.

Liaison & Coordination: Liaise with county governments and other organizations on matters of environmental training, examination, inspection and audit on projects and assessment of the beneficiary satisfaction on various government and other implemented projects.

Reports: Prepare after training reports for the trained groups and image for corporate bodies; prepare progress reports for the institutions, Implement decisions of the institutions where mandated.

Other Roles: Lecturing at Egerton, Chuka and Kisii Universities (Part-time), conducting practical, students’ evaluation and reporting, giving advice on waste management and disposal and provision of civic education to members of the public. Career objective:

Deliver exceptional expertise within the environmental perspective with the aim of generating a consummate product allied with decisive liability and reliability enabling the development and implementation of policies, plans, programmes and projects within the legislative framework and achievement of the set goals and objectives in an environmentally sound and socially acceptable manner.

Academic & Professional Qualifications:

2016 – Date Egerton University: PhD in Environmental Science (On-Going), Proposal: Assessment of the impacts of mangrove conservation strategies on the livelihood of Tudor creek communities in Mombasa, Kenya 2012 - 2015 Egerton University: MSc. Environmental Science. Thesis on Carbon emissions from degraded mangroves of Mwache and Tudor creeks, Mombasa, Kenya. 2014 Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation – Able to Plan monitoring and evaluation, Data collection, Analysis, Developing indicators and Reporting by Africa Wildlife foundation (AWF).

2013 Certificate on 1st International Training Course on Mangrove Ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean Region. (Organized by WWF, WMN, UNU-INWEH, CORDIO, UNEP, CEA-IN, UoN and KMFRI) and funded by Western Indian Ocean Marine Science association (WIOMSA).

2005 - 2008 Egerton University: BSc Natural Resources Management (1st Class Honors), Major: Forestry, Minor: wildlife, Geology and Ranch management. 2015 Certificate – Certified Professional Mediator, Mediation Training by the Office of the Attorney General by National Legal Aid and Awareness Programme. PUBLICATIONS

Mahamadou Moussa Keita, George Morara Ogendi, George Owuor & Wycliff N. Nyamao

(2018). Impacts of Artisanal Gold Mining on Water Quality: A Case Study of Tangandougou Commune in Sikasso Region, Mali. Journal of Environmental Health and sustainable Development. Volume 3 (4): 621-9.

Nyamao, W. N. and Ogendi, G. M. (2018). Differential Mangroves Degradation Rates: Case of Tudor and Mwache Creeks, Mombasa, Kenya. International Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology Research (ISSN: 2408-7262) Vol. 6(1) pp. 1-11, February, 2018. F. Bidali, M. Esilaba, P. Makenzi and W. N. Nyamao. (2016). The effectiveness of the Kenya’s Forest Policy in Rehabilitation of Mau Forest Complex, Kenya. Research Journali’s Journal of Forestry Volume 3 No. 7 December 2016.

Nyamao, W. N., J. O. Bosire, G. M. Ogendi, J. Kiplangat and L. Mwihaki. (2015). Carbon emissions from degraded mangroves of Tudor and Mwache creeks, Mombasa, Kenya. Journal of Island Ecol. (1): 18-28

J. Kiplangat, A. Mbelase, J.O Bosire, J. M Mironga, J.G. Kairo, G. M Ogendi, D. Macharia and N. W. Nyamao. (2014). Cover change analysis of mangrove forest and surrounding land cover of Mtwapa creek, Kenya. Elixir Remote Sensing 76 (2014) 285**-***** MEMBERSHIP TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BODIES

Member of African Forest Forum

Registered with the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) of Kenya as an Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit as Associate Expert (No: 8930) Mentee under the Mentoring for Research Programme (MRP) supported by International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Sept 2018 to

Dec 2019

Kenya Organic Agriculture Network (KOAN) Private Consultant: The identification, training and facilitation of CBOs and CSOs from the local communities within the Lake Bogoria Landscape.

Accomplished the collection of baseline information, selection, training and facilitation of the local CBOs and CSOs (Twin Group, Sinyati Group, Lake Bogoria WRUA, Loboi Koitegan WRUA, Kiborgoch Conservancy among others) in the development of the proposals for submission to the GEF under Small Grants Programme for funding. Gained expertise in, pastures production, conservation (Smart) agriculture, agroecological principles of production, conservation agriculture, community Resource identification, mapping and mobilization and setting of indicators for various conservation targets. Jan 2016 to

Dec 2018

Part-time Lecturer, Kisii University, Department of Natural Resources Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Able in Lecturing and conducting practical on Resource Planning and Management, Environmental Impact assessment and Audit, Management and Conservation of Arid and Semi-arid Lands, Land Use and Classification, Dendrology and Plant Taxonomy, Research and general students’ administration.

Jan 2016 to

Dec 2018

Part-time Lecturer, Chuka University, Department of Environment and Resource Development Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Studies Able in Lecturing and conducting practical on pollution and waste management, Environmental Geology, Environmental and international Relations, Principles of mineral Resources Management, Research and general students’ administration. Sept 2016-


Part-time Lecturer: Egerton University, Environmental Science Department, Faculty of Environment and Resources Development Experienced in efficient Lecturing and conducting practical on Environmental forestry, Environmental Impact Assessment, Ecology, Research methods and Environmental Economics, Economics of Wildlife utilization, Natural Resource Ecology and general students’ administration.

2014 Researcher: Development Impact Consulting P.O. Box 15969 - 00620 Nbi Accomplished mobilization of resources from the ministry and project funded by Ministry of Labor, Social Security and services efficiently and effectively. As team leader, I managed to carry out Qualitative Survey by interviewing county to location programme implementers on Programme Implementation and Beneficiary Satisfaction Survey on National Safety Net Programme.

Achieved success in funds development, organizing and collecting data on a project funded by WSTF under Non-CPC Projects. As team leader, I carried out a Survey on 125 water projects in throughout the country through resource mapping, interviews, community mobilization and technical assessment.

2014 Researcher: Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute. P.O. BOX Mbs Accomplished field work for mangrove management master plan. As team leader managed to survey and collect data on mangroves resources through mapping, species identification, stress assessment etc. for the preparation of Mangrove Management Master Plan. KEY CONSULTANCIES

August 2017-Research Team Member; Environmental and Social Impact Assessment. Study of the Proposed Newpoint Hospital Njoro, Nakuru County. Proponent Brian Makamu. The responsibilities include Focus group discussion, Stakeholder workshops, Feasibility survey, Survey data analysis, EIA report writing and Feasibility study report writing. October 2016-Research Team Member; Environmental and Social Impact Assessment/ Feasibility. Study of the Proposed 100 MW Solar Power Plant in Maai Maihu, Nakuru County. Proponent Greencom Technologies Limited, USA. The responsibilities include Focus group discussion, Stakeholder workshops, Feasibility survey, Survey data analysis, EIA report writing and Feasibility study report writing.


Prof. Wilkister N. Moturi, PhD

Associate Professor of Environmental Health,

Department of Environmental Science

Egerton University,

P.O. BOX 536 Egerton, Kenya.

Cell: +254*********.


Dr. Stanley M. Makindi,

S. Lecturer, Dept. of Environmental Science,

Machakos University,

P.O. BOX 136 – 90100 Machakos.

Cell: +254*********.


Mr. Eustace Kiarii,

CEO and The National Coordinator,

Kenya Organic Agriculture Network,

P.O. Box 2893 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Cell: +254*********


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