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Dr. Cush Ngonzo Luwesi

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Title/Qualifications: Dr/ PhD Applied Science (IWM)
Department/Unit/Section: Geography
Contact Address: Department of Geography, Kenyatta University
Position: Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Economics of Water and Climate Change
Research Interests: Economic locational studies; Water Use Efficiency, Green Water Management, and Development Evaluation

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Conference Presentations
  • Ngonzo Luwesi Cush,The Success of the Water Sector Reforms in Kenya and the Role of Community Based Organizations,Nairobi,Kenya24-28 Nov. 2014
  • Ngonzo Luwesi Cush & Timothy Mugabi,How Useful is Modeling for Ensuring Water Security in a Watershed?,Mbale/ Uganda,16-23 Oct. 2014
  • Ngonzo Luwesi Cush & Wanja Kinuthia,Pro-Poor Schemes In Response To Water Inequality In Kenya Under Climate Change : Strengths and Weaknesses of Kauti IWUA, Muooni Catchment Uppsala/ Sweden 25-28 Sept. 2014
  • Ngonzo Luwesi Cush, Would Climate Engineering Provide a Response to Climate Change in Africa? - THE DEBATE HAS JUST STARTED Berlin/ Germany
  • Ngonzo Luwesi Cush & Adhiambo Akombo Rose,Effects Of Climate Variability And Land Cover Changes On Hydrological Processes In Taita Hills, Kenya Postdam/ Germany
  • Ngonzo Luwesi Cush, Tropical Forests, Climate Change and Perspectives of Geo-Engineering in Africa Heidelberg/ Germany 27Jul -01 Aug. 2014
  • Ngonzo Luwesi Cush & Adhiambo Akombo Rose, SUNREX: A Hydro-Economic Policy for Valorizing Natural Resources and Boosting Economic Growth in the DR Congo in the Course of Climate Change, Kisngani/ DR Congo, 06-10 June 2014
  • Adhiambo Akombo Rose & Ngonzo Luwesi Cush, Climate and Land Cover Changes’ Impact on Hydrology – Lessons from Taita Hills, Kenya, Kisangani/ DR Congo, 06-10 June 2014
  • Luwesi CN, Prospects of Farming Water Security in Bwathonaro Catchment Mombasa, 24 Aug.- 4 Sep. 2013
  • Luwesi CN (Shisanya CA & and Obando JA), Green Water Saving In Ngusishi Catchment, Mount Kenya Region, Nairobi, August 20-21, 2013
  • Akombo RA (Shisanya CA & and Obando JA Luwesi CN), Green Water Credits for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry in Arid and Semi-Arid Tropics of Kenya Eldoret 8-12 July 2013
  • Luwesi LN, Emerging Technologies in Integrated Water Resource Management, Nairobi, 8-18 July 2013
  • Luwesi LN, Applying inventory models to evaluate water productivity and optimize food production in the course of climate change – Lessons from smallholder farms in Machakos District, Kenya Kampala 25-27 July 2012
  • Luwesi LN (Shisanya CA & Obando JA), Hydro-economic inventory for sustainable livelihood in Kenyan ASALs: The case of Muooni Catchment, Nairobi 14-18 March 2011

Research

  • Mikwa N Jean-fiston, Cush N Luwesi, Rose A Akombo, Adrie Mukashema, Innocent Nzeyimana, Albert Ruhakana, Mary N Mutiso, Joseph M Muthike, James M Mathenge,2014 Overlaying Spatial Parameters to Determine the Most Suitable Irrigation Strategies in Bugesera Region, Eastern Rwanda Journal of Agri-Food and Applied Sciences (JAAS) Vol. 2 (8), pp. 242-252
  • Mikwa N Jean-fiston, Cush N Luwesi, Rose A Akombo, Adrie Mukashema, Innocent Nzeyimana, Albert Ruhakana, Mary N Mutiso, Joseph M Muthike, James M Mathenge,2014 Hydro-Geospatial Characteristics of Potential Irrigable Lands of Bugesera Region, Eastern Rwanda Journal of Agri-Food and Applied Sciences (JAAS) Vol. 2 (8), pp. 235-241
  • Shisanya CA & Luwesi CN, 2012, Green Water Saving and Agriculture Adaptation to Climate Change in Semi-Arid Lands of Kenya, Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA, Ethiopia)
  • Luwesi CN, 2011, Downstream-Upstream Farmers’ Response-Capability for Implementation of Green Water Credits in Eastern Province of Kenya, International Development Research Centre (IDRC, Canada)
  • Luwesi CN, 2009, Applied Inventory Models for Assessment of Farmers Preparedness to Water Disasters in Kenya and DR. Congo, Universität Siegen/ Center for International Capacity Development (CICD, Germany)

Publications

  • Philip Wambua Peter, Gorretti Ofafa, Samuel Otor, Cush L. Ngonzo (2014),Performance Contracting and Academic Staffers Administrative Work Systems for Service Delivery in Selected Kenyan Universities.International Journal of Innovative Research and Development (IJIRD) Vol. 3 (11), pp 145-158
  • Ngonzo Luwesi Cush ,Community Participation In Water Sector Governance In Kenya – The Case Of Ngaciuma-Kinyaritha Mount Kenya Region ,Uppsala/ Sweden ,25-28 Sept. 2014
  • Ngonzo Luwesi Cush & Philp Wambua Peter,Competitive Farming Strategies And Their Effects On Irrigation Water Demand And Farming Profitability Among Smallholder Farms: The Case Of Muooni Dam, Kenya Uppsala/ Sweden 25-28 Sept. 2014
  • Chris Allan Shisanya, Cush Ngonzo Luwesi, Joy Apiyo Obando, 2014, Innovative but Not Feasible: Green Water Saving Schemes at the Crossroad in Semi-Arid Lands, Innovative Water Resource Use and Management for Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Anthology (OSSREA), pp. 137-172, ISBN: 978-99944-55-75-1
  • James Maina Mathenge, Cush L. Ngonzo, Chris Allan Shisanya, Ishmail Mahiri, Rose Adhiambo Akombo, Mary Nyawira Mutiso, 2014, Water Security Where Governmental Policies Conflictwith Local Practices: The Roles of Community Water Management Systems in Ngaciuma-Kinyaritha, Kenya, International Journal of Innovative Research and Development (IJIRD) Vol. 3 (5), pp. 793-804, ISSN 2278 – 0211 (Online)
  • James Maina Mathenge, Cush L. Ngonzo, Chris Allan Shisanya, Ishmail Mahiri, Rose Adhiambo Akombo, Mary Nyawira Mutiso, 2014, Community Participation in Water Sector Governance in Kenya: A Performance Based Appraisal of Community Water Management Systems in Ngaciuma-Kinyaritha Catchment, Tana Basin, Mount Kenya Region, International Journal of Innovative Research and Development (IJIRD) Vol. 3 (5), pp. 783-792, ISSN 2278 – 0211 (Online)
  • Philip Wambua Peter, Gorretti Ofafa, Samuel Otor, Cush L. Ngonzo, 2014, Teaching Workload Analysis for Performance Contracting and Service Delivery in the Academic Setting of Kenya, International Journal of Innovative Research and Development (IJIRD) Vol. 3 (5), pp 680-693, ISSN 2278 – 0211 (Online)
  • Philip Wambua Peter, Mary Namusonge, Clifford Waema, Cush Luwesi Ngonzo, 2014, Competitive Strategies’ Effects on the Market Share of Independent Petroleum Companies in Kenya, International Journal of Innovative Research and Development (IJIRD) Vol. 3 (5), pp 149-153, ISSN 2278 – 0211 (Online)
  • Rose A. Akombo, Cush N. Luwesi, Chris A. Shisanya and Joy A. Obando., 2014, Green Water Credits for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry in Arid and Semi-Arid Tropics of Kenya, Journal of Agri-Food and Applied Sciences (JAAS)  Vol. 2 (4), pp. 86-92, E-ISSN: 2311-6730
  • Cush Ngonzo Luwesi, Nele Förch, Mary Nyawira Mutiso, Rose Adhiambo Akombo, Philip Wambua Peter, Esam Badr.,  2014, A Performance Assessment and Evaluation of IWM Capacity Building Activities on Participatory Water Resource Management in Kenya, JAAS,  Vol. 2 (4), pp.93-108, E-ISSN: 2311-6730
  • James Maina Mathenge, Cush Ngonzo Luwesi, Chris Allan Shisanya,, Ishmail Mahiri, Rose Adhiambo Akombo, Mary Nyawira Mutiso., 2014, The Contribution of Community Water Managememt Systems to Enhanced Water Security under Changing Legal and Weather Conditions in Kenya, JAAS,  Vol. 2 (4), pp. 113-123, E-ISSN: 2311-6730
  • Luwesi, CN, Shisanya, CA & Obando, JA, 2013, Applied Inventory Models for Evaluating Water and Food Security: Approaches and Lessons from Smallholder Farms of Muooni Catchment, Machakos District, Kenya. , JAAS – Vol. 1 (2):  37- 45., ISSN: 2311-6730
  • Luwesi, CN & Badr, E, 2013, Essentials of Implementation of Improved Green Water Management In Muooni Catchment, Machakos District of Kenya., Journal of Agri-Food and Applied Sciences (JAAS) – Vol. 1 (2): 63-70, ISSN: 2311-6730
  • Luwesi, CN, Shisanya, CA & Obando, JA, 2013, Hydro-Economic Inventory Models for Planning and Evaluation of Farming Water Efficiency in a Semi-Arid Watershed of Kenya., JAAS – Vol. 1 (2): 56-62, ISSN: 2311-6730
  • Luwesi, CN, Shisanya, CA & Obando, JA, 2013, Hydro-Economic Inventory for Sustainable livelihood in Kenyan ASALs: The Case of Muooni Catchment., JAAS - Vol. 1 (2): 46-55., ISSN: 2311-6730
  • Luwesi, CN, Shisanya, CA & Obando, JA, 2013, Applied Inventory Models for Evaluating Water and Food Security: Approaches and Lessons from Smallholder Farms of Muooni Catchment, Machakos District, Kenya., JAAS – Vol. 1 (2): 37- 45. ISSN: 2311-6730
  • Ngonzo, CL, Shisanya, CA & Obando, JA, 2013, Climate Change, Excess Land-Uses and Farmers’ Water Demand: An Induction from Smallholder Farms In Muooni Dam Site, Kenya., JAAS – Vol. 1 (2): 24-36., ISSN: 2311-6730
  • Ngonzo, CL, Shisanya, CA & Obando, JA, 2013, Hydro-Geomorphologic Impact Assessment and Economic Viability of Smallholder Farms In Muooni Catchment, Machakos District., JAAS – Vol. 1 (1): 16-23., ISSN: 2311-6730
  • Luwesi, CN, Shisanya, CA & Obando, JA, 2012, Warming and Greening: The Dilemma facing Green Water Economy under Changing Hydro-Climatic Conditions in Muooni Catchment (Machakos, Kenya)- 304 p Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-8484-8562-8
  • Luwesi, CN, Shisanya, CA & Obando, JA, 2011, Toward a hydro-economic approach for risk assessment and mitigation planning for farming water disasters in semi-arid Kenya”. In: M. Savino (ed), Risk Management in Environment, Production and Economy, pp. 27-46, InTech, ISBN: 978-953-307-313-2

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