Confucius Institute Event held at BSSC Room 14
School of Humanities staff and students during the Career Week held between january 28 - February 2, 2019 at the Graduation Square
Registrar RIO graced the launch of Professor. Githiora's book on Sheng' at the Graduate School Building Room 202
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Participants comparing notes in their groups during the Group Discussion Session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography referring to her notes on Research Integrity and Ethics during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the KUCC
The gracious Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography, explaining ethical concepts in research to members of the CODESRIA team during the 10 day workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Lead trainer, Professor Bangura of Howard University responding to participants’ queries during question and answer session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Abdul Karim Bangura explaining to the participants about the Ideal Dissertation Structure during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Chris Shisanya giving his presentation on Epistemological Paradigms in Social Research during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School at KUCC
Professor Ishmael Munene presenting a certificate of participation to Lydia Amoah from University of Ghana during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Florence Shingirayi Chamisa from University of FortHare during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Sylvester Kohol Shima from University of Ibadan during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitators Professors Chris Shisanya being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitators Professors Joy Obando being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
Dr. Godwin Murunga, the Incoming Executive Secretary of CODESRIA giving his closing remarks during the workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
 

Title: Dr
Department: History, Archaeology & Political Studies 
Contact Address: P.O Box 10496, 00100 Nairobi 
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Position: Lecturer
Department/Unit/Section:
History, Archeology and Political Studies
Area of Specialization: History
Research Interests:Pastoral Demography, Pastoral Mobility & Survival Strategies; Resource access and Use in Pastoral Landscapes; Anthropology of Conflict; International Conflict and Cooperation.



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Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD 2019, University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour
  • MA 2007. University of Connecticut

Conference Presentations

  • Gitu, Kennedy Wagura:Preliminary Report on Samburu Demographic Dynamics 1984- 2016,Nairobi,14/04/2016
  • Gitu, Kennedy Wagura:Youth and modernity: the Current Status in Samburu Pau,France,21/10/2015
  • Gitu, Kennedy Wagura:A Historical Analysis of Pastoral Boundaries:A Case of Samburu Ecological Boundaries,LAM, Pau France,16/ 11/2014
  • June 19-21, 2014- Conference on Refugees and IDPs in KU. Presented a paper titled “Economic Capital of Somali Refugees in the Reconstruction of Somalia"

Workshops Papers

  • Cultural Resource Management: the Debates and State of Affairs.Kenyan Heritage and Prehistory Scientists’ Workshop British Institute in Eastern Africa March 28th & 29th 2018.

Workshops Attended

  • Kenyan Heritage and Prehistory Scientists’ Workshop, British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) 28& 29th March 2018
  • The Effects of American and Asiatic Crops to Great Lakes Kingdoms, Global Africa Project, Institute of French Research in Africa (IFRA) 10th- 12th July 2018.

Research Experience

  • 2014 ― 2019   PhD research Samburu Demographic Dynamics 1984 to 2018.
  • 2017―2019     Pamoja Project on Oil and Conflict in Turkana, University of Pau and Kenyatta University
  • 2016―2018     Joint secretary, Global Africa
  • Co- PI. Transmara Sugar Outgrowers Mapping Project. Consulted by Transmara Sugar Company Limited. Focus on Gucha , Transmara and Migori Districts.
  • 2014― 2016    CODESRIA
  • 2011/ 2012. Research Assistant, Historical Ecology of East African Landscapes, Laikipia Plateau.P.I. Prof. Paul  Lane.
  • Research Assistant, Mapping Urban Transport: Matatu Transport Sector Kenya, PI Ference Meghan, Washington University St. Louis.
  • Summer 2005 & Summer 2006. Research Assistant, Roc de Marsal (France) research project University of    Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • March — June 2005. Field Researcher. The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Mashantucket             CT.
  • Research Assistant, University of Helsinki and British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, Projects in Tanzania (Engaruka), Uganda and Kenya.
  • October 2003— February 2004. Research Assistant, Northern Kenya Nutritional and Health Project, Covering the             Gabbra, Dassanetch and El- Molo
  • October — December 2002 and September — November 2003. Research Assistant, Engaruka Environmental and Land Use Patterns Tanzania. Joint Project, University of Helsinki Finland, University of Uppsala Sweden, British Institute in Eastern Africa and University of Dar- es Salaam, Tanzania
  • April 2002 —December 2002. Graduate Attaché, British Institute in Eastern Africa, participated in research projects in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya
  • June — August 2001. Research Assistant- the Archeology of Settlements Within the Town Walls, Gede Ruins. PI Stephane Pradines, CNRS, France

Publications

  • Wagura, K (2019). Samburu Demographic Dynamics 1984― 2018. Pau, France: Unpublished PhD Thesis  Universite De Pau et Des Pays De L’adour.

     

  • Wagura Kennedy G, (2016). “Policies For Addressing Intra- County Maginalization And Economic Disparities for Social- Economic Development in Kenya”   “in Public Policy Transformations in Africa:   Trends, Challenges and the Future.

  • Ngari, L & Wagura K. In review: Blurs and Bright Spots: A Critique Of Kenya’s Vision 2030. Twaweza  Publications.

Seminars and conferences

  • 2020 "From near demographic collapse to a ‘bounce back’: population growth, mobility and settlement in Samburu:, Paper presented to Departmental Seminar on History, Archaeology and Political Studies (SHAPS) on 12th November 2020.
  • 2018, The Effects of American and Asiatic Crops to Great Lakes Kingdoms, Global Africa Project, Institute of French Research in Africa (IFRA) 10th- 12th July 2018.
  • 2018, Cultural Resource Management: the Debates and State of Affairs. Kenyan Heritage and Prehistory Scientists’ Workshop British Institute in Eastern Africa March 28th & 29th 2018.
  • July 7th ─8th 2017, Preliminary Report on Samburu Demographic Dynamics 1984- 2016. Samburu Guest House, Maralal Samburu County.
  • 21st October, 2015, Youth and modernity: the Current Status in Samburu. Les Afriques dans le Monde (LAM), Pau France
  • May, 13- 15 2015, Exploratory conference on Africa and the World Research Project. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology.
  • 16th November 2014, “A Historical Analysis of Pastoral Boundaries: A Case of Samburu Ecological Boundaries”. Les Afriques dans le Monde (LAM), Pau France
  • 7th November 2014, “Samburu Turkana borders old question and new challenges”. Les Afriques dans le Monde (LAM), Pau France
  • 19th – 21st June, 2014, regional conference on refugee and IDPs in a Historical Perspective: the East Africa Experience,      Kenyatta University. “The role of refugee capital (human and economic) in post conflict reconstruction: case     of Somalia refugees”.
  • April, 2008 Political Science Department, University of Connecticut Graduate Research Presentations: “China’s Increased Interest in Africa: Implications to International Order”

Books and Books Chapters

  • Policies for Addressing Intra- Country Marginalization and Economic Development in Kenya in Akuma, Gudhlanga & Mwenzwa (ed) Public Policy Transformations in Africa, 2016.

Dr. Edward Waswa Kisiang’ani
Chairman
History, Archeology and Political Studies


 

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