Visit to Kenyatta University by German team from ISOE and FiW
Millennial Global Transformation: From the Physical to the Anthropocene, Essays in honour of Prof Celia Nyamweru

Conference Presentations

  • 2015:General Assembly GLOBE Project - Integrative German-African Project Consortium structured in 5 multi-disciplinary research clusters on: "Wetlands in East Africa: Reconciling future food production with environment protection" University of Bonn, March 1- 3, 2015
  • 2014:The Inaugural Conference IGU Commission on Geomorphology and Society, Taipei, Taiwan, International Convention Center, Shih-Liang Hall, College of Science, NTU. Presented Keynote, 'Changing Environment and Dynamics in the Central Rift Valley Lakes, Kenya, September 9-28, 2014
  • 2014:UPGro 2014 Consortium Grants Workshop: Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor, 13th May 2014, The Cumberland Hotel, London, UK, Funded by jointly by UK's Department for International Development (DFID), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • 2014:Workshop on: 'Enhancing academic capacity building in the Global South: DIES Proposal Writing courses for Research Projects', 7th - 10th May, 2014, University of Cologne, Germany, Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • 2014, Africa Days of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany: Bioeconomy Presentation on 'Reconciling future food production with environmental protection', Berlin, Germany 16-18 March 2014
  • 2014, UPGRO Project Kickoff Meeting "Towards Groundwater Security in Coastal Africa", KUCC, Nairobi, Kenya 16-17 January 2014
  • 2013, African Women in Science and Engineering, "Leadership Training during the Regional Conference of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES)", Kenya School of Monetary Studies, 19-21, November 2013
  • 2013, Globe Project "Wetlands in East Africa: reconciling future food production with environment protection", Kickoff meeting in Dar es Salaam, September 6-10, 2013

Research and Consultancy

  • 2016: Vice-Chancellors Grant. Kenyatta University "Assessment of Hydrogeology and Geochemistry of the Groundwater systems in Kenyatta University and Emerging surrounding settlements, Principal Investigator Dr. Mary Makokha, Co-Principal, Prof. Joy Obando, March 2016 to February 2017.
  • 2013: UPGRO (Unlocking Potential for Ground Water for the Poor) 2012 Catalyst Grant: "Towards groundwater security for Africa", Funding by National Environment Research Council, UK Prof. Joy Obando, Principal Investigator Partners: Pwani University, University of Comoros, University of Dar es Salaam, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Queens University Belfast, University of Reunion, University of Avignon, UK Grant award of GBP 74,889, for 29 July 2013 to 28 July 2014
  • 2013: GLOBE Project - Integrative German-African Project Consortium structured in 5 multi-disciplinary research clusters on: "Wetlands in East Africa: Reconciling future food production with environment protection", Funded by German Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) for 5 years, September 2013 - August 2018, Prof. Dr. Mathias Becker, Speaker and Project Leader, University of Bonn, Managing Institution for the Project. National Museums of Kenya Lead Institution for Kenya, KU Partner Joy Obando
  • 2012: Commission for University Education (CUE) Contract for the Supply of Contracting Service: Tracer Studies in Business Studies: Ref: Tender CHE/01/2012-2013, Deputy Principal Investigator, Joy Obando, Principal Investigator - Prof. Chris Shisanya, Team members: Dr. Gitau Njoroge, Ms. Terry Njoroge, Ms. Bhoke Chacha, Mr. John Maraigua
  • 2012: NCST 5th Call for Research: Funded Projects 2012/2013 (Theme: Health, Water, & Sanitation; Award Letter Ref; NCST/RCD/ST/ST&I/R/5th Call/R/137, KShs 6,000,000 'Understanding the environment, promoting health in Baringo/Bogoria Drainage Basin, Kenya': Prof. Simon Onywere (KU)(PI), Prof. Joy Obando (KU), Prof. Chris Shisanya (KU), Dr. Dan Masiga (ICIPE), Dr. Nicholas Mariita (Kengen), Mr. Zephania Irura (MOPHS) and Mr. Maragia (MEMR)
  • Community Excellence for Research in Neglected Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases (CERNVEC) Project funded by the Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR) KU Team member, collaboration with ICIPE, JKUAT, MoPHS and KEMRI (USD 694,000) (, 2010 - 2013
  • Undertaking a Risk Hazard, Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment/Mapping - Service Tender No. OOP/SP/148/2009-2010, Ministry of State for Special Programmes, 2011 - 2013


Dr. Thomas N. Kibutu
Chairman, Department of Geography


DEPARTMENTAL CONCEPT/PROPOSAL SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS March 2018 - on 14th and on 28th April 2018 - on 11th and on 25th May 2018 - on 9th and on 23rd June 2018...


FIELD TRIPS: AGE 313 from 30th March to 1st April 2018 in Central Rift Valley of Kenya AGE 300 from 24th to 28th April 2018 in coastal region of Kenya

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