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Independent experts nominated by country party

Samuel Mutiso

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Last name
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Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
UN languages spoken


Job function
Associate Professor and Chairman
Department of Geography
Telephone number
254 0154 331 36
Work experience
1. 1995-1996: Team Leader in Socio-Economic Indicators of Land Degradation, for the National Land Degradation Assessment and Mapping Project (Dryland Ecosystems Desertification Control Programme Activity Centre D, Ed-PAC, UNEP;_x000D_
2. 1994-1995: Team Leader in the Management of Weeds in Irrigation and Drainage Channels whose findings were presented in a two day workshop held at the Faculty of Science, College of Biological and Physical Science, Chiromo Campus, University of Nairobi, 13-14 March 1995;_x000D_
3. 1993-1994: Chairman, National Task Force on Desertification and Drought, the Kenya National Environment Action Plan (NEAP) Process;_x000D_
4. 1991-1993: Director, 'Tana River for the Development of Sustainable Catchment Land Use Project' a Leiceter University - University of Nairobi post-graduate Training Project, European Union (EU) funded_x000D_
5. 1992: Team Leader, Physical and Socio-Economic Aspects of Farmer managed Indigenous Irrigation Systems in Elgeyo Marakwet, University of Nairobi, Januar
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
B.Ed., Hons. Geography, History Education, University of Nairobi, 1977_x000D_
M.A., Agricultural Geography, University of Nairobi, 1983_x000D_
Ph.D., Agricultural Geography, University of Reading, UK, 1988_x000D_
Certificate of Remote Sensing on Environmental Resources, McGill University, Canada, 1980
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. 1995: Adaptive Strategies of the Poor in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in Sub-Saharan Africa (IISD)_x000D_
2. 1996: Land Use and Sustainable Fuelwood Management in the Upper Tana River Basin _x000D_
3. 1997: Socio-Indicators in Land Degradation Chap. 9 UNEP and GOK_x000D_
4. 1997: Indigenous Knowledge and Famine Forecasting in Machakos District, Kenya, Ed. L. Jan Slikkervees_x000D_
5. 1993: 'Rainfall' in more people less erosion, Tiffen M. Mortimore, Iowa, USA and Gichuki
Other activities
1. Elected Vice-Chairman, Committee on Science and Technology (UNCST), for United Nations Convention to Combat desertification (UNCCD) during the second Conference of the Parties (COP 2) Dakar, Senegal, 30 Sept. - 11 Dec., 1998;_x000D_
2. Member, Institute of British Geographers, Sinei 1985;_x000D_
3. Member, East African Economic Association, Sinei 1983;_x000D_
4. Member, Society of Agricultural Engineers, Kenya;_x000D_
5. Member, Geographical Society of Kenya;_x000D_
6. Member, Kenya Rainwater Harvesting Society;_x000D_
7. Chairman, interministerial Committee on Environment, sub-committee on Desertification and Drought, Ministry of Environment Conservation, 1994 to date.
- German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), University of Giessen W. Germany and University of Nairobi, 1977;_x000D_
- Canadian International Development Agency, (CIDA) Mcgill University, Canada, 1980;_x000D_
- Association of Commonwealth University (ACU), Reading Uni
Organisation name
University of Nairobi
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