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Title/Qualifications: PhD, MSc (Biogeography), B.Ed
Department/Unit/Section: Geography
Contact Address:Kenyatta University,P.O BOX 43844-00101 Nairobi
Personal Address:P.O BOX 104567-00101, Nairobi.
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Position: Lecturer 
Area of Specialization: Biogeography, Environment and Society, and Social geography
Research Interests: Natural Resource Conflict Mediation, Agriculture and Indigenous Knowledge, Climate Change Adaptation

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Conference Presentation

  • Kweyu, R:Evaluating climate change adaptation projects in Kitui County    London, UK February 15-19, 2015    PRISE-ODI
  • Kweyu, R, Figuring out community perceptions in conflicts of forest Resources Access in Eastern Mau of Kenya, Dakar, Senegal, August 5-23, 2013
  • Kweyu, R, The influence of Socio-economic factors on trees outside forests in Sio River Basin, Kenya, The Lake and Catchment Research Symposium (LARS), Nairobi, Kenya, March 14-18, 2011

Publications

  • R. Kweyu, K. Kiemo, T. Thenya, J. Emborg & C. Gamborg (2019) Spatial and Political Factors in Forest Resource Conflicts: The Eastern Mau Forest Case 1992–2014, Society & Natural Resources, 32:11, 1276-1292, DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2019.1620899
  • Kweyu, R. M. (2018). Finger Millet (Eleucine coracana) Yield Estimation: Integrating Remote Sensing and Farm Management Practices in Busia-Kenya. Africa Environmental Review Journal, 3(1), 143-152.
  • Kagombe,J, Kweyu, R and Thenya, T (2018). Capacity building on participatory Forest management & Conflict management Courses in Wahome, R, Thenya T, Vindelov V, Emborg J. (Eds). 2018. Forest Resources Utilization, Livelihoods and Conflicts: Synthesis of research under the “Stabilizing Kenya Through Solving Forest Related Conflicts project” (STAKE) 2012-2016. , Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic publishers.
  • Ogutu F, Kimata D, Kweyu R (2018). Factors Affecting the Use of Environmental Values and Ethics in Solid Waste Management Management in Nairobi County, International Journal of Environmental and Health Sciences, 1 (1), 2018
  • Ogutu F, Kimata D, Kweyu R (2018). Essence of Environmental Governance in Solid Waste Management: A Spatial Analysis of the unplanned Dumpsites in Nairobi County, African Research Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 5(2), 2018
  • Ogutu, F. A., Kimata, D. & Kweyu, R. (2018). The role of institutions in SWM in Nairobi County using environmental SWM policy frameworks for sustainable waste management. International Academic Journal of Social Sciences and Education, 2(1), 158-167
  • Kweyu, R. Can Devolution assist Kenyan Marginalized communities to adapt to climate? CODESRIA Bulletin No.3&4 2017
  • Kweyu, R (2011). Trees Outside the Forests (TOF); A case of Sio River Basin, Kenya, the Interactions between TOF and Landuse/ Landcover. Verlag Dr Muller, Saarbrucken. ISBN 978-3-639-33334-3
  • Kweyu, R (2011). Trees Outside the Forests (TOF); A case of Sio River Basin, Kenya, the Interactions between TOF and Landuse/ Landcover. Verlag Dr Muller, Saarbrucken. ISBN 978-3-639-33334-3
  • Kweyu, R., Obando, J and Murimi, S. (2011). The influence of Socio-economic factors on trees outside forests in Sio River Basin, Kenya, The Lake and Catchment Research Symposium (LARS)  http://www.uni-siegen.de/zew/publikationen/pdf/lars_proceedings_2011.pdf
  • Barthelme J, Hunt K, Ngari L, Kipintoi W, Kweyu R, and Murimi S (2009). Renewed Survey and Excavations in the Lake Magadi Basin Southern Kenya in Nyame Akuma, Bulletin of the Society of Africanist Archaeologists No. 71 June 2009

 Research

  • June, 2018: Co-Investigator for ‘Management of shared sanitation facilities in informal settlements of Kisumu, Kenya and Kumasi, Ghana’ under LIRA 2030 Africa Grant for 2018. Grant No: LIRA2030-GR04/18
  • September, 2014 –Lead researcher on socio-economic impacts of climate variability projects and indigenous knowledge: a case of Kitui County, a project funded under the Pathways to Resilience In Semi-arid Economies Small Grants
    Programme (F01617)
  • November, 2013 –Lead researcher on Finger millet and local knowledge in Western Kenya, a project funded by the International Foundation of Science (IFS). Project number C/5463-1

Workshops and Trainings

  • November 2017: Inception workshop for a project on Building Research Capacity for Water and Food Security in arid lands of Sub-Saharan Africa (BRECcIA) at the University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  • June 2017: Laureate in the Economic Justice institute of CODESRIA in Maputo, Mozambique
  • May 26th 2017: Main speaker in a seminar on Ethnicity and Peaceful Election hosted by Nairobi University Agriculture Students Association
  • August 10-11, 2015: Post Graduate conference on History & Environment at the Histroy Department in the University of   Dar-es Salaam, Tanzania
  • February 14-19, 2015: Pathways for Resilience in Semi Arid Economies (PRISE) workshop at London School of Economics, London-UK.
  • April 4-5 May, 2014: An exchange programme at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark under the Stabilizing Kenya through Solving Forest related Conflicts (STAKE) project of Wangare Maathai Institute of peace and environment studies. Sponsored by Danish Development Agency (DANIDA)
  • April 8-9,  2014: Qualitative research training workshop in Lillestrom, Norway
  • August 5-23,  2013: Laureate in the Democratic governance Institute in Dakar, Senegal
  • February, 25- 5 March, 2013: Experiential learning course in Nicaragua, Central America
  • September-November 2012: An exchange programme at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark under the Stabilizing Kenya through Solving Forest related Conflicts (STAKE) project of Wangare Maathai Institute of peace and environment studies. Sponsored by DANIDA
  • June 11 – 15, 2012: Proposal Writing Workshop on Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS) of Plants, in Lilongwe, Malawi. The workshop was funded by the European Union in cooperation with the ACP Science and Technology Programme.
  • Oct 3rd – 5th 2011:  Society for Conservation GIS Advanced ArcGIS training from at the ESRI Eastern Africa, Nairobi.
  • April, 2007: Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCRCD), attained a certificate in ArcGis 1 and 2

DrSKMurimiChairmanDepartmentofGeography

Dr. Shadrack Kiana Murimi
Chairman, Department of Geography


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