School of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Management

DR.CHARLES NDUNGU

Educational Background

  • 2013 – 2016: Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (India) PhD Environmental Science
  • 2002 -- 2006 Egerton University, Master of Science Degree in Environmental Science.
  • 1993 – 1998 Egerton University, Bachelor of Education – (Science) Zoology / Botany option (Biological Sciences) Graduated with First Class Honours

Work and Professional Experience

  • 2010 to date South Eastern Kenya University Position: Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science & Technology Research Projects
  • 2017 to date: South Eastern Kenya University Principal Investigator (PI) of the project funded by Kenya National Research Fund (NRF) entitled, “Climate smart water harvesting and conservation technologies for improved food security in selected parts of Kitui County.” Project Focal areas: Profiling of smallholder farmers’ vulnerability to climate change and variability, Determining the capacity of the soil and vegetation to sequester carbon under different farming systems , Cataloguing the different climate smart water harvesting and conservation technologies adopted by the farmers and Conducting field demonstrations to farmers of selected climate smart water harvesting and conservation technologies
  • 2017 to date: South Eastern Kenya University Research scientist under ASALI (Sustainable approach to livelihood improvement) project. In charge of assessment of communities’ vulnerability to climate change and variability

Other Credentials/Recognitions & Awards

  • Participatory Rural Appraisal, Egerton University, 2003
  • Won Commonwealth Doctoral Fellowship, 2013

Current Professional/Scientific Interests, Memberships, and Activities

  • Environmental Institute of Kenya (EIK), 2013

Scientific Interests

  • Training in Natural Resources and Environmental Management especially Biodiversity and Ecosystems.
  • Training in Occupational Safety and Health
  • Environmental Quality Assessment especially Biodiversity and Ecosystems.
  • Environmental Monitoring especially Biodiversity and Ecosystems.
  • Human Impacts on the Natural Environment
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
  • Environmental Audit (EA).
  • Environmental Valuation.
  • Waste Management
  • Integrated Natural Resources Management.
  • Integrated Watershed Management,
  • Rehabilitation and Restoration of Disturbed Environments.
  • Formulation of Natural Resources and Environmental Management Plans.
  • Reservoir Eutrophication Assessment and Control.
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Education

Research, Scholarly, Professional and Scientific Activities

Contacts

Email: cndungu@seku.ac.ke; Mobile: +254 722 472 706

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