Mathew Chirchir Chemelil PhD, MSc, BSc and Advanced Certificate in Irrigation and Soil Management. Dr Chemelil is also a registered EIA with NEMA. He has over 23 years’ experience in teaching, research and extension. His main areas of concentration are water resources engineering and environmental engineering, applied hydrology, hydrogeology and Soil Physics, Integrated watershed planning, development and management, Groundwater hydrology, hydraulics and development, Planning, design and installation of modern irrigation systems, Operations research and economic appraisal of development projects, Environmental impact assessment (EIA) and Audits of development projects, Promotion and implementation of rainwater harvesting
He has consulted for Lake Nakuru Conservation and Development Project, National Oil Corporation of Kenya, KWS/The Netherlands Wetlands Conservation Programme (1999), KARI/EGERTON/Netherlands Government and World Bank funded project (1999-2000), Lake Baringo Community Soil & Water Conservation and Management Project, Lake Basin Development Authority, and the Lake Baringo Community Land and Water Management Project. He is currently involved with Kenya Soil and Water Environment Enhancement Programme (NGO).
Dr Chemelil is a NEMA Environmental Impact Assessment/Audit Registered Lead Expert, a Member of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE), Kenya Society of Agricultural Engineers (KSAE), and Kenya Rainwater Association (KRA)
Augustine Odipo (Finance, Investment and Economic Analyst) MBA, BA (Econ), has previously served in public service up to the level of Deputy Secretary Investment at the Treasury. He has been Director Finance and Administration at the Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI).
Mr. Odipo first served in the Ministry of Local Government and rose to the position of Principal Finance Officer before moving the Treasury where he served in the then Government Investment Division. He was subsequently seconded to KIRDI. Since leaving public service, Mr. Odipo has been involved in consultancy work supporting Public/Private sector participation and reforms in local government, and agriculture commodity exchange. Between 2001 and 2005 Odipo was charged with revitalizing the Association of Local government Authorities of Kenya (a membership organisation of local authorities). He is also a consultant with the World Bank on economic development and with the Kenya Institute of Management on Strategic Management. His recent engagement has been with the World Bank on water demand consumption, pricing and household ability to pay.
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