Staff and Associates Profiles
Joseph B. Kiioh: B.A (Hons, Agricultural Economist has spent more than 20 years in cooperative management and development in Kenya. For twelve years he served as Deputy Commissioner for Cooperatives Development, Ministry of Co-operative Development. He holds qualifications in agricultural economics, rural development, cooperative development, project management development and participatory monitoring and evaluation.
Kiioh has undertaken consultancies in Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and Sudan, of community based projects funded by different financiers (DANIDA, JICA, World Bank, USAID, SPLM/A-CRS Sudan, and other NGOs). He has been involved in capacity building programmes for rural and urban SACCOs, participatory monitoring and poverty alleviation programmes, and training for enhanced performance of cooperative societies. He is at the moment assisting coffee farmers in Muranga and Thika districts on request from the World Bank.
He has been involved in capacity building programmes for the private and public sectors, participatory monitoring and evaluation poverty alleviation programmes, and training for enhanced performance. He is at the moment assisting the Swedish Cooperative Center (SCC) in design, installation and operationalization of efficiency monitoring systems and formats for the farming cooperative sub-sector. His recent engagements have been with the construction of the Garissa Ijara road, Strategic Planning for the Ijara District, and the on-going Digital Mapping and Strategic Urban Development Planning of the Municipal Council of Garissa. Previously he served on the PPI team to the Kenya Sugar Board Sugar Supply and Demand Study.
Jeremiah O. Adero: Economic and Financial Analyst) holds a Master of Arts degree in Banking and Finance, Post Graduate Diploma in Finance and Management Accounting and a Diploma in Integrated Rural Development. He has over 30 years in development and 20 in community-driven banking and finance initiatives. He consulted extensively for the cooperative movement in East Africa. Some of the organisations that have benefited from his expertise include the Cooperative Bank, the International Cooperative Alliance and the Rural Development Bank of Tanzania.
Mr. Adero who started as a Credit coordinator serving in various Districts of Kenya rose to become a Lecturer and Head of Research and Consultancy at the Cooperative College of Kenya, and later head of Business Development Research and Consultancy Services as the Kenya Union of Savings and Credit Cooperatives. For the period 2005-2006 he served as an expatriate consultant to the Government of Rwanda on cooperative promotion and management.
Julius Aritho Mutea BSc: Range Management, Diploma Range Management, Certificate in Range Management, specializes in ranch planning, animal nutrition, dairy cattle management, livestock marketing, animal selection/ Judging, breeding programmes/ embryo transfer and artificial insemination, farm /ranch management – beef and dairy cattle management, pasture management and fodder conservation, project appraisal, management and implementation, farmer training, assessment of food security, data analysis for environmental management, establishment of drought disaster early warning system in agriculture sector, drought cycle management, management and communication in agricultural extension, game ranching / Wildlife conservation, rangeland ecology management, disease diagnosis and treatment, design and construction of livestock housing and handling facilities, and environmental protection & Biogas technology
Winnie Wambui Kimani: Agriculture Specialist has hands-on working with livestock, fisheries, agriculture and cooperatives in Kenya. Her experience in development work in Kenya spans over 30 years. She a Master of Science in agricultural economics and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi, and has attended various courses and programs in Project Planning and Management with the Bradford University, World Bank and the Harvard University. She is a member of the Kenya Professional Association of Women in Agriculture and Environment.
Ms Kimani has also been involved in direct implementation of value adding projects at community level. This has included the implementation of the World Bank Funded Agricultural Integrated Development Project in Kiambu, Small Holder Coffee Improvement Project, and the Finish Supported Livestock Development Program. Ms Kimani was the lead person in the Baringo Milk Processing Plant Study, and the Baseline Survey for Community Based Micro-Hydro Power Project in Chuka-Meru. She has also participated in the preparation of key Government of Kenya Policy Documents and Project Formulation exercises.
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