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Student Research

1. An assessment of geotourism as a strategy for diversifying tourism products in the Western Tourist Circuit, Kenya by Rerimoi Mengich -ND13/0309/11
2. Evaluation of community participation and sustainability of its impact on living conditions and livelihoods in secondary cities: a case of Nakuru and Kitale towns, Kenya by Estone Lugairi – ND13/0416/14
3. Analysis of effects of rainfall variability on households’ livelihood vulnerability and adaptation among small-scale farmers in Kitui South sub-county, Kenya by Morris Mwatu - ND13/13069/17
4. Assessment of effects of floods on livelihoods and well – being – a case of Narok town, Kenya by Catherine W. Waithaka - ND13/40006/16
5. Analysis of the mangrove forest cover change in the trans-boundary areas of Kenya and Tanzania by Fredrick Mburu – NM13/14109/15

Mr. Samuel Akeyo Ojode

 
Mr. Samuel Akeyo OjodeChief TechnologistDepartment of GeographyFaculty of Environment and Resources DevelopmentEgerton University,P.O. Box 536 (20115), EGERTON.Mobile: 254-722958585.E-mail: akeyoojode@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

2016

Master of Arts  (Geography)

Egerton University

2000

Bachelor of Education (Geography and History)

The University of Nairobi, Kenya

1991

Diploma of the Technologist Course in Cartography

International Institute of Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences, Enschede, The Netherlands

1975

Occupational Test Certificate Grade I

Survey of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.

1974

Occupational Test Certificate Grade II

Survey of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.

1973

Occupational Test Certificate Grade III

Survey of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Cartography, Aerial Photography, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Earth’s Atmospheric and Geophysical Systems.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2003 - Present

Chief Technologist, Department of Geography, Egerton University.

1990-2003

Senior Technician, Department of Geography, Egerton University.

1979-1990

Technician, The University of Nairobi.

1975-1979

Cartographer Grade II, Survey of Kenya, Nairobi.

1974-1975

Cartographer Grade III, Survey of Kenya, Nairobi.

1970-1974

Learner Cartographer, Survey of Kenya, Nairobi.

KEY RESEARCH PROJECT

2009-2012

Effect of Urban Expansion on Peri-Urban Livelihoods in Barut Location of Nakuru County, Kenya, a thesis for partial fulfillment for the award of Master of Arts degree in Geography, Egerton University.

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Onywere, S.M.,Mironga, J.M., Ojode, S.A. and Oriedo, P.M.O. (Revised 2007): Geography I, A Diploma
Course in Military Science, Egerton University, ISBN 9966-838-26-0.

Agonga-Otitima, P.L., Mironga, J.M. and Ojode, S.A.(2005): ): Geography II, A Diploma Course in Military
Science, Egerton University.

Mironga, J.M., Otieno, J.O. and Ojode, S.A. (2009): Fundamentals of Physical and Human Geography, a
degree course in Military Science, Egerton University.

 

Mr. Lugairi Estone

 

 
Mr. Lugairi EstoneAssistant LecturerDepartment of Geography,Egerton UniversityP. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, KenyaMobile: +254 - 720 801414Email: lugairi@yahoo.com OR lugairiestone@yahoo.com

 
EDUCATION

2014-present

PhD (Geography) - ongoing

Egerton University, Kenya

2001-2004

MA (Geography)

Egerton University, Kenya

1996-2001

BA (Geography and Economics)

Egerton University, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Urban Geography, Development Geography and Quantitative techniques in Geography

WORK EXPERIENCE

2011-Present

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Geography, Egerton University

Jan. – April, 2011

Part-time Lecturer,  Department of Geography, Egerton University

2007- 2011

Part-time Lecturer,  Department of Geography, Kenya Methodist University, Nakuru Campus

2007-2009

Research Consultant with Actionaid on various projects

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Lugairi, E. (2011). Coping with Food Insecurity in Rural Households in Kenya: Household Food Security Situation in Sabatia Division, Kenya. Monograph. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

2

Lugairi, E., Wegulo, F. N. & Ondimu, K. N. (2012). Coping with Poverty and Food Shortages in Sabatia District of Kenya. Journal of Environment Natural Resources Management and Society, JENRS Series, 1 (1): 92-103

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Urban studies (including urban poverty, livelihood strategies and participatory urban planning and management) food security, statistical data analysis
Currently undertaking PhD studies. Topic: Evaluation of Sustainability of Slum Upgrading and Community Participation in the Post-Implementation Stages in Nakuru and Kitale Towns, Kenya

COURSES I AM CURRENTLY TEACHING

GEOG 108: Introduction to Quantitative Techniques in Geography
GEOG 225: Applied Statistics in Geography
GEOG 313: Structure and Functions of Urban Settlement
GEOG 327: Participatory Approaches in Development
GEOG 329: Research Methods in Geography
GEOG 415: Geography of Gender in Development
GEOG 424: Natural Resource Planning in Regional Development
GEOG 426: Principles of Sustainable Development

 
REFEREES
Prof. Francis Nyongesa Wegulo,
Professor of Geography,
Egerton University
P.O Box 536 - 20115, Egerton
Cell-phone: +254-727 209656
Dr Hadija Murenga Matilu
Senior Lecturer (Sociology),
Egerton University
P.O Box 536 - 20115, Egerton
Cell-phone: +254-722 361982

 

Department of Geography

 
The Department of Geography was established in the year 1989 - three years after the establishment of Egerton University. The department was administratively under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) until later in 1999 when it was transferred to the Faculty of Environment and Resources Development. For a long time, Geography was and still is a service department-offering courses to the Faculties of Education and Community Studies (FEDCOS), Science and Arts & Social Sciences (FASS). The service courses lead to.BA, B.Ed (Arts), B.Ed (Sci), BSc., BSc. (Military) degrees, and diploma (in Education). In addition, the department offers BSc (Geography), PhD, MA, MSc (in Geography) and a Geographic Information System (GIS) certificate programs. The department has dynamic programs that trains graduates on environment-society interaction. Our teaching faithfully incorporates theory and practical. After lectures, we ensure our students go out in the field – ‘our laboratory’ to enable them relate human-nature interaction. We have integrated important skill acquisition courses such as GIS and computerized cartography in our curriculum with a view to giving our graduates a competitive edge in the job market. We are committed to enhancing skill applications through GIS and remote sensing. In addition, our training ensures graduates from the department are in a pole position to solve societal and environmental challenges – ranging from the physical space and geopolitics, to population growth and land degradation. We are keen on maintaining the identity of Geography the discipline and in highlighting its role in society today.
Chairs of Department
1989-1998: Prof. Josephine. Musangi
1998-1999: Dr. Rosemary Hayanga
1999-2001: Dr. Simon Onywere
2001-2009: Dr. Charles Maina Gichaba
2009-2014: Dr. Joseph Oluoch Otieno
2014-present: Dr. Charles Wambongo S. Recha

 

 

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