Prof. Michael K. Koech

Prof. Michael K. Koech is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Education, School of Environmental Studies at Kenyatta University. His teaching concentrations include Environmental Education, Education for Sustainable Development, Ecology, Climate Change and Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit.

Prof. Koech has vast experience stemming from his work as Dean of School of Environmental Studies, Kenyatta University, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Finance & Planning) at Kenyatta University, Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Founding Director General, Kenya National Environment Management Authority.

His major accomplishments at NEMA include successful completion of the First 3 year Strategic Plan of NEMA, successful completion of the First Budget (450 million) for the Authority, launching of the Provincial and District Environmental Committees, gazettement and operationalization of EIA/Environmental Audits Regulations, establishment of relevant organs of the Authority e.g. EIA Technical Advisory Committee and Environmental Tribunal Court facilities at the Authority, initiation of Environmental Action Plan Process, instituting the Committee to deliberate the phasing out of leaded gasoline in Kenya, issuing the EIA license to the Tiomin Kenya Inc. to mine tiomin in Kwale, completion of several MOU’s with partners of NEMA, establishment of key Departments within NEMA, personnel and grading systems of staff, and staff integration from various defunct Departments.

Prof. Koech holds a BA in Biology/Ecology and Environmental Studies from Lake Forest College, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A, M.Ed. in Educational Planning, Management and Administration and Ed.D in Science/Environmental Studies and Curriculum Development from University of Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Prof. is an Environmental Manager, Writer, Researcher, Environmental Policy Analyst and Environmental Educator.

His publications and research works include:


  1. Koech M.K, Kinoti M.K and Ngetich P.K. (2005) Assessment of Pollution of Rural Water Supplies in Kenya. A Case Study of The Kipsonoi River in Bureti District.
  2. Koech M.K, and Kinoti M.K.(2005) Environmental Impacts of Tea Growing and Processing – The Case Study of Kenya.
  3. Koech M.K. The Development of Environmental Assessment Guidelines and Procedures in Kenya. African Journal of Environmental Assessment and Management Volume 1 No. 1, January 1999.
  4. Koech M.K (1999): Pastoral Production Systems in North Eastern Kenya: Development and Capacity towards potential solutions. Pastoral Information Network
  5. Koech M.K. Science and Environment in the book: Science Education in the African Context, Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, 1998.
  6. Koech M.K. Methods Used to Count (Monitor) Animal Vegetation: Trends in East African Protected Areas.” Third Regional Seminar for the UNESCO Project – Biosphere Reserves for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in Anglophone Africa (BRAAF), Cape Coast, Ghana, March 9 – 15, 1997.
  7. Koech M.K (1997). Environmental Education (EE) Dimension of Curriculum for Secondary School (Grades 7-12) in Africa, UNESCO-UNEP
  8. Koech M.K( 1997) An Environmental Education Dimension of Curriculum for Preserve Training of Secondary School (Grades 7-12) Teachers in Africa, UNESCO-UNEP

Research Activities

  1. AEO Cities: The City of Nairobi Environment Outlook Report. Done in Collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 2005-2007.
  2. Koech M.K Impact Assessment of Woodfuel Production on Biodiversity. A Case Study from Kenya, 2009
  3. Koech M.K, Kinoti M.K., and Buigutt K.S.A. Environmental Dimension of Traffic Congestion and Pollution in the Nairobi Metropolitan Area.
  4. Koech M.K, Kinoti M.K., and Buigutt K.S.A. Tools for Environmental Management (TFEM).
  5. Kinoti M.K., Koech M.K. and Mbwiria L.N Municipal Solid Wastes Management in Kenya: Process and Technicalities of Relocating a Disposal Site in the Meru Municipality.

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Dr. Felix Lamech Ming’ate Mogambi

Dr. Felix Lamech Ming’ate Mogambi is a Lecturer at Kenyatta University (School of Environmental Studies).  He has been a Tutor at Lincoln University (Department of Environmental Management), Tutorial Fellow and Coordinator, Department of Environmental Studies and Community Development, School of Environmental Studies, Kenyatta University (Mombasa Campus), Executive Officer at Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK), Project Co-ordinator/Manager BCHOS (Bosongo Community Health Outreach Services), Part Time Lecturer at Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Department of Geography), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Departments of Human Resource Development and Landscape Architecture), Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute and Africa Nazarene University (Department of University Common Courses).

Dr. Ming’ate holds PhD in Environmental Planning and Management from Lincoln University, New Zealand, Master of Environmental Planning and Management from Kenyatta University, Long Distance Learning Certificate on Private Public Partnership on Urban Environment from Yale University, USA and Bachelor of Arts Degree (Geography and Sociology) from University of Nairobi.

Some of his publications are:

Joint Articles in International refereed Journals

  1. Ming’ate, L.F, Letema, S. and Obiero, K. (2016). Designing a functioning community forest association: a case of Muileshi, Kakamega County, Kenya. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences- accepted
  2. Ming’ate, M.L.F. and Bollig, M., (2016). Local rules and their enforcement in the Arabuko-Sokoke forest reserve co-management arrangement in Keny  Journal of East African Natural History 105(1):1-19. 2016 doi: 10.2982/028.105.0102
  3. Ming’ate, M.L.F., Rennie, H. G., and Memon, A., (2014). Potential for Co-management Approaches to Strengthen Livelihoods of Forest Dependent Communities: A Kenyan Case. Land Use Policy (41), 304–312.
  4. Ming’ate, M.L.F., Rennie, H, G., and Memon, A. (2014). NGOs come and go but business continues: Lessons from co-management institutional arrangements for governance of the Arabuko-Sokoke forest in Kenya.  International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology (21)6,526-531

Individual Articles in refereed International Journals

  1. Ming’ate, M.L.F., (2016). A framework for linking forestry co-management institutional arrangements with their associated livelihood outcomes. Progress in Development Studies, 16, (4) pp. 1–19 Coming out in the October issue.
  2. Ming’ate, M.L.F., (2016). An on-going review of the implementation of the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve co-management approach in Kenya. East African Agricultural and forestry Journal submitted.
  3. Ming’ate, M.L.F., (2014). Combining ethnography and case study research designs in studying forestry co-management approaches. Journal of Human and Social Science Research. Vol. 3, No. 2, 67-79.

Articles in refereed International Journals Authored with students

  1. Mwangangi, S., Ming’ate M. L. F. and Osuga M. I. (2016). An examination of various wastes emanating from poultry rearing in Kibera informal settlement, Nairobi, Kenya. International Journal of Biological Sciences and Applications. Vol. 3, No. 1, Page: 7-10
  2. Ming’ate, L. F, and Mohamed, Y.M. (2016). Impact of Stone Quarrying on the Environment and the Livelihood of Communities in Mandera County, Kenya. Journal of Scientific Research & Reports 10(5): 1-9
  3. Ming’ate F.L.M., and Mwangangi S.M. (2016). Poultry waste disposal mechanisms in Kibera informal settlement, Nairobi, Kenya.  Livestock Research for Rural Development-submitted

Chapters in Books

  1. Ming’ate, M.L.F., (2016). The importance of co-management of forests both for livelihoods and biodiversity conservation in: A Primer of Conservation Biology 5th Edition.  Forthcoming.
  2. Ming’ate, M.L.F., (2015). The Global South: What does it mean to Kenya? In Andrea Hollington, Oliver Tappe, Tijo Salverda and Tobias Schwarz : Voices from around the world: Concepts of the Global South. The Global South, Study Centre, Cologne, Germany.

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Dr. Lucy A. Ogol

Dr. Lucy Ogol is an accomplished educationalist and researcher who has worked in the education sector for 35 years. She continues to advance the sector as a leader in the promotion of education for sustainable development, competency-based curriculum as well as the production of transformative and sustainable multimedia teaching and learning materials that build interactive lifelong learning for sustainability.

She holds a PhD in Educational Planning and Curriculum Studies (Kenyatta University), M.Ed. in Educational Planning, Administration, Curriculum Studies and Policy (University of Nairobi), B.Ed. (Arts), University of Nairobi, Postgraduate Diploma in African Leadership in ICT and Knowledge Society Development (Dublin City University). 

Dr. Lucy’s immeasurable interest, passion, experience and immense knowledge in environmental education, sustainable development, research, training and capacity building, curriculum development, formal and non-formal education and policy formulation is set to propel Kenya Environmental Education Network to the next level in the quest to inspire lifelong learning and promote environmental stewardship.

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