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Independent experts nominated by country party

Joseph K. Chirchir

First name
Joseph K.
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
UN languages spoken


Job function
Research Scientist
Telephone number
254 2 742 131/4
Work experience
1. Desert Margins Initiative Project (DMP): I have participated in their regional project as a member of National Research Team and Co-ordination Committee. This is a project carried out by nine countries of Africa, Western, Eastern and Southern Africa. It aims at addressing the problem of biodiversity degradation in dryland areas of Kenya through community participation in the management strategies._x000D_
2. Medicinal plants and traditional medicine project. This is a research project that I am currently carrying out in Baringo District of Rift Valley province of Kenya. It aims at documentary indigenous knowledge on the use of medicinal plants and traditional medicine.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
B.Sc., Environmental Socio-Cultural Studies, Kenyatta University, Kenya, 1996
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Local and botanical names of important Kenyan medicinal plants_x000D_
2. Kenya's medicinal plants and their importance to human health_x000D_
3. Traditional medicine project proposal
Other activities
1. Member, Forest Action Network, Kenya_x000D_
2. Member, Society of Ethnobiology_x000D_
3. Preparation of project proposal_x000D_
4. Community programmes co-ordinator, Kerio Valley, Rift Valley Province, Kenya
Organisation name
National Museums of Kenya
Organisation street address
Organisation city
Organisation country