Mr. Joshua Mwendwa Benjamin curriculum vitae

Published on 29th Aug 2018

Mr. Joshua Mwendwa Benjamin

Stanley M. Makindi, Ph.D

Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science

Faculty of Environment and Resource Development

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536-20115 Egerton, Kenya

Cell Phone: +254 (0) 722 228001/ +254 (0) 756 228001







Ph.D. Environmental Science 

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


Certificate in Sustainable Production and Utilization of Forestry and Agriculture Resources

University of the Ryukyus, Japan.


M.Sc. Natural Resources Management 

Egerton University,Kenya.


B.Sc. Natural Resources Management

Egerton University, Kenya.


Environmental conservation and management


Human-Environment Interactions, Community Resource Conservation, Environmental Education, Environmental Assessments.


2015- Present

Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Egerton University.

2010- 2014

Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Egerton University.


Assistant Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Egerton University.


Teaching Assistant, Department of Natural Resources, Egerton University.



Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

May, 2014

Internal Quality Auditing Course basedon ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems (QMS)

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS)

April, 2013

Service Delivery 

Kenya Institute of Administration

April, 2011

E-Learning Capacity Building Course on Developing and Publishing of Digital Teaching and Learning Materials

Egerton University, Kenya

March, 2011

Communicating and Disseminating Research Results: Developing Research Capacity among African Environmental Scientists.

Tropical Biology Association (TBA)

Nov., 2010

Research Proposal Writing. 

Egerton University, Kenya

November, 2007

Customer Service: South African Host

Tourism, Hospitality & Sport Education Training Authority (THETA), South Africa.

March, 2006

Pedagogy for University Lecturers 

Egerton University, Kenya

December, 2004

Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit Course

Egerton University, Kenya.

24-25 May, 2004

Human Subjects Protections for Agro-Ecological Research

Egerton University, Kenya and Utah State University, USA

18 April-22 May, 2003.

Introductory Japanese Language course 

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at Okinawa International Centre, Japan

May/June, 1999.

Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)

Egerton University, Kenya


Sept.-Nov. 2015

National consultant: The Assessment Framework on Community Based Forestry in Kenya. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

August-Dec, 2015

Lead Expert/ Consultant. Environmental Impact Assessment project report for Electric fence around Egerton University. Proponent: Egerton University

March 2015

Short Term Consultancy service to prepare module in Watershed Management, Erosion & Forestation (WMEF) and give lecture on the regional & national training for IGAD Inland Water Resources Management Programme, Ethiopia.

August 2014

Assessment of the spatial spread and perceptions on ecological and socio-economic impacts of invasive Prosopis juliflora in Tana River and Baringo counties. Proposal writing funded by Research division, Egerton University.


Human-Wildlife Conflicts: Causes and mitigation measures in Tsavo Conservation Area, Kenya. Funded by National Council for Science and Technology, Kenya


Communities Perceptions and Assessment of Biodiversity Conservation Strategies: The Case of Protected Areas in Kenya. Funded by United Nations University (UNU) through African Network for Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI).

April-July 2003

Sustainable production and utilisation of forestry resources in Japan.Funded by JICA.



Makindi S.M. (2016). Local communities, biodiversity conservation and ecotourism: a case study of Kimana Wildlife Sanctuary, Kenya. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure. SPECIAL EDITION Vol. 5(3) Article 24.


Rop K.R., Donde O.O., Muia A.W., Makindi S.M. (2016). Influence of Rainfall Intensity on Faecal Contamination in River Nyangores of Mara Basin, Kenya. An Eco-Health Integrity Perspective. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science. Vol.18 (2):1-9.


Moso D.C., Ogendi G.M., Makindi S.M., Maina G.M. (2016). Rainfall Variability Effects on Pastoral Pasture Availability in Turkana Central Sub-County, Kenya. Journal of Scientific Research & Reports. 11(3):1-9.


Kimani E.W., Muchiri J. and Makindi S. (2015). Soiled Diapers Disposal Practices among Caregivers in Poor and Middle Income Urban Settings. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications. Vol. 5 (10), October 2015 Edition


Yaluk E.A., Makindi S.M. and Obwoyere G.O. (2015). Climate Variability and the Associated Impacts on Smallholder Agriculture in Senetwo Location, Kenya.International Journal of Science and Research. Vol. 4 (8): 845-850


Chepsat F.K., Obara J. and Makindi S.M. (2015). Contribution of Microfinance Credit on Poverty reduction among the Agricultural Rural Women in Keiyo North District, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya. Journal of Poverty, Investment and Development. Vol. 15, 2015.


Kwasira T.M., Makindi S. and Muchiri J. (2015). Impact of Community Health Strategy on Provision of Health Services Among Residents of Nakuru Central. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications. Vol. 5 (8), August 2015 Edition.


Gwako A.B., Makindi S.M. and Moturi W.N. (2015). Assessment of the Extent of Land Degradation in the River Loboi Watershed of Baringo County, Kenya.International Journal of Science and Research. Vol. 4 (8): 839-844


Kigen C.K., Ochieno D.M.W., Muoma J.O., Shivoga W.A., Konje M., Onyando Z., Soi B.C.,  Makindi S.M., Kisoyan P.M., and Mironga J.M. (2014). Spatial Modeling of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) growing areas in Kenyan Arid and Semi-Arid Lands. In Zeinabu et al. (Eds) (2014). Sustainable Land Management in Dry Lands of Kenya: Improving Land Productivity through Participatory Research and Technology Transfer. Chapter 9: Pages 129-138. UNDP Nairobi, Kenya


Mokua A.M., Makindi S.M., and Esilaba M.O. (2014a). Management of Fisheries Resources in Lake Victoria: An Assessment of Institutional Capacity in the Kenyan Fisheries Department. Journal of Environment, Natural Resources Management and Society. Vol. 2 (1): 86-94


Rop K.R., Muia A.W., Makindi S. and Donde O.O. (2014). Changes in the densities of faecal and organic matter contaminants from upstream to downstream along Nyangores River of Mara Catchment, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science and Water Resources. Vol. 3 (1): 15-25.


Mokua A.M., Makindi S.M. and Esilaba M. (2014b). The Cost-Benefit Analysis of Fisheries Management systems in Kenya: The Case of Lake Victoria. Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (EASSRR). Vol. 30 (2): 67-84


Makindi S.M., M.N. Mutinda, N.K.W. Olekaikai, W.L. Olelebo and A.A. Aboud (2014). Human-Wildlife Conflicts: Causes and Mitigation Measures in Tsavo Conservation Area, Kenya. International Journal of Science and Research. Vol. 3 (6): 1025-1031


Kibet W.K., Makindi S. and Obwoyere O.G. (2014). An Analysis of Hotel Ratings and its Implication on Financial Turnover of Rated Hotels in Kenya. International Journal of Environment, Ecology, Family and Urban Studies. Vol. 4 (3): 7-18.


Kigen C., Okoth P., Konje M., Shivoga W., Ochiemo D., Wanjala S., Agevi H., Onyando Z., Soy B., Kisoyan P. and Makindi S. (2013). Modeling the Spatial Impact of Climate Change on Grevy’s Zebra (Equus grevyi) niche in Kenya.Elixir International Journal; Remote Sensing 62: 17608-17611.



Name of Conference/Workshop/Seminar



30th June, 2016

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Curriculum Validation Workshop. NEMA and WWF.

Sarova PanAfric Hotel, Nairobi Kenya


1st – 4th June, 2016

2nd National Conference on Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Management in Agro-Pastoral Production Systems of Kenya Project Conference. UNDP. 

Sentrim Hotel, Elementaita, Kenya


31st March-3rd April, 2016

10th Egerton University International Conference and Agriculture Summit.

Njoro, Kenya

Chairing session/ 

2 Papers

5th November, 2015

National Validation Workshop on Assessment Framework of Community Based Forestry and its Application in Kenya. UN-FAO.

KFS, Nairobi, Kenya


13th -14th August 2015

International Conference on Expanding Theoretical and Applied Roles of GIS in a Dynamic Global Environment. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.

MMUST, Kakamega, Kenya


22nd -27th March, 2015

Multi-functional Reservoir Operations in 

Trans-boundary River Basins with a focus on the Omo River Basin-Watershed 

Management, erosion and forestation. IGAD Inland Water Resources Management

Kaleb Hotel. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


26th August, 2013

Stakeholders Consultation Meeting on finalization of the Environment Management and Co-ordination (E-Waste Management) Regulations 2013. NEMA

KICC –Nairobi, Kenya


24th Feb – 1st March, 2013

Stakeholders Taskforce Retreat on finalization of the E-Waste Regulations. NEMA 

Waterbuck Hotel, Nakuru, Kenya


11th -14th Feb 2013

Tunza International Youth Conference. UNEP

UNEP, Nairobi Kenya

Team Leader

22nd-23th October, 2012

3rd Lake Victoria Basin (LVBC) Regional Scientific Conference. “Harnessing Research for Sustainable Development of the Lake Victoria Basin”

Entebbe, Uganda


2nd August, 2012.

Stakeholders Consultation Forum on the Draft Asbestos Guidelines. NEMA 

The Cooperative College of Kenya.


25th January, 2012

1st Stakeholders’ Sensitization Workshop on the Dryland Research Training and Ecotourism Centre 

ARC Hotel, Njoro Kenya


29th -30th November, 2011

Awareness Creation on the National Environment Research Agenda. Organised by NEMA

Utalii Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya


12th -16th June, 2011

Joint International Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) and the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB-Africa Section) on Adaptability to Climate Change and Attaining the Millennium Development Goals for Tropical Ecosystems

Arusha, Tanzania.


3rd-6th May, 2011

The 4th NCST National Conference on Dissemination of Research Results and Exhibition of Innovations 

KICC, Nairobi, Kenya.


22nd-24th September, 2010

The 5th Egerton University Annual Research Week and International Conference.

ARC Hotel, Njoro, Kenya.


22nd-23rd March, 2005

Dairy Goat Project-Community-Environmental Justice and Ethics Coalition Initiation Workshop. 

ARC Hotel, Njoro, Kenya.


1st -2nd July, 1999

Research-Dissemination Seminar of the Research Project- “Impacts of Project Food Aid on Production and Nutrition”; by Clark Atlanta University and Egerton University

Chemeron Field Station, Marigat Kenya





2015- Present

External Examiner; School of Agriculture, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban South Africa.


Reviewer of Project Proposals Egerton University Njoro, Kenya; Research and Extension Division. 

2010- Present

Panel member, Supervisor and Internal examiner for research proposals and thesis defense (oral examination) for Postgraduate students in the Faculty of Environment and Resources Development, Egerton University.


Membership Category

Organization/ Institution

Member- N0. 705

Environment Institute of Kenya (EIK)

Member- N0. 67536

Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)

Lead Expert-No. 2782

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Kenya

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