:
 
 
JAMES NDIRANGU: Managing Director of Acacia Consultants

MBA - Drought Management and Climate Change, Post Graduate Diploma Land Resources Planning, Post Graduate Diploma Agricultural Engineering, Soil and Water Conservation, BSc Agriculture

  James is a fast track, highly motivated, team oriented executive with a background in start-up situations and organization growth. He has more than 24 years  progressive experience in rural development and technology transfer, project development and management. He has been recognized for exceptional abilities in program strategy development, project design and providing exemplary team vision and leadership. He effectively motivates others on all levels in achievement of individual and organizational goals. He is experienced in the areas of biodiversity conservation and management; managing rural development programs; land use planning; project design, development and implementation; strategic planning and development; organization development and community empowerment; networking and coalitions building; and monitoring and evaluation.
AGGREY IFEDHA: Financial Services Manager

BCom, CPA
Aggrey holds a B.COM Degree and CPA and is currently pursuing MBA Finance.  He has over 15 years work experience with the Kenya civil service, the United Nations, the manufacturing industry and non-governmental organizations. His experience includes auditing, setting up and implementation of effective organizational procedures and systems, Financial and Management Accounting, Budgeting, Forecasting, costing and coordination of external audits ensuring timely Financial Accounting reporting, people management skills and vast knowledge in various computer accounting applications. Aggrey integrates good interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, whilst maintaining attention to detail to ensure timeliness, completeness and accuracy in financial and management accounting data integrity. Aggrey provides financial consulting services for projects and programmes as well as SME endeavours.
JANET MUTHONI MIRITI: Business Development Services Officer

Bed Education, MA Population Geography Ongoing
Janet is the Business Development Services Officer who is charged with tracking and updating details of associate consultants during assignments. She also assists in the drawing up of client and consultants contracts and also maintains and track feedback from clients regarding assignment performance. She also writes proposals, edits reports, codes data and works closely with the logistics manager to ensure smooth flow in the office and assignments. She holds a Bachelor of Education (Special Education) degree from Maseno University and she is currently pursuing her MA in Population Geography at the University of Nairobi. She has worked in the Education, Community Development and Research sectors in Kenya for over seven years.
CHARLES MAINA KAIRIANJA : I.T. and Logistics Manager

CHARLES MAINA KAIRIANJA : BUSINESS  I.T. and Logistics Manager

Bachelor of Business in Information Technology (Ongoing), Higher Diploma in Computer Electronic Engineering and Networking
  With his excellent knowledge of Business Information Technology, Charles provides well for the smooth running of the firm\'s computer and network systems. As Logistics Manager,  Charles  is responsible for ensuring that documentation is delivered safely and in a timely manner, as well as ensuring the necessary logistical support to all consultants during field and international assignments.   Charles is a quick learner and pays attention to the details of his work.  He has an excellent knowledge of Nairobi and its’ environs, which works to serve him well in his employment duties.  

CHARLES KAMAU: Assistant Consultant

Bachelor of Art in Human Resource Manager, Certificate in Research from Strathmore University.
Charles Kamau is currently undertaking a Master’s degree in Sociology. He also holds a BA (Human Resource Management) degree from Kenyatta University. He also holds a certificate in applied research from Strathmore University as well as a counselling certificate. Apart from this he has done computer packages and well conversant with word, Excel, SPSS, Epi data, Power point, Internet and Access programmes. Charles is involved in office administrative duties as well as consultancy. For office administration he assists in payroll development, logistics, human resource management, petty cash management, and clerical work including filling of document.

 As a consultant in community development, Charles writes proposals, enters data and assists consultants in data analysis, he also writes consultancy reports. Charles participates in training of research assistance as well as data clerks for data entry in the office and data collection in the field, develops consultancy tools and participants in data collection. His experience in the various consultancies had him looking into critical issues on data analysis, data presentation and report writing. He is good in handling tasks allocated to him and has skills in data analysis process from tool formulation to analytical outcomes. He is good and well conversant with data capture tools of Epi data program and analytical work in SPSS programme.

TECHNICAL TEAM

The company has a team of “Core” Consultants who are an integral part of Acacia Team and a database of associate consultants in all the sectors and disciplines we work. The following are Acacia’s Core Consultants/Technical Team:

John Waita

 Rural Development Consultant

MSc Rural Resource Management, MSc World Animal Production

 

John has over 20 years’ experience of agriculture and livestock programmes, particularly in arid and semi arid environments.  He has extensive project planning and implementation experience, including results oriented planning and reporting, as well as hands-on training of project staff and community workers with regard to community entry; community awareness and supporting of community initiatives.  He is experienced in community based service delivery; promotion of livestock-related micro-enterprises, including livestock marketing, assessment and development of small-scale water projects, results-oriented project management and participatory monitoring and evaluation. He has wide experience gained through the development and facilitation of drought and other disaster risk reduction policies for Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti. Mr. Waita is also experienced in the drafting of drought risk reduction policy framework concept notes.

 

Professor Elijah Biamah

Natural Resource Management Consultant

PhD Agro-Environmental Engineering, MSc Soil and Water Engineering, BSc Agricultural Engineering

 

Elijah is an agro-environmental engineer with 30 years of academic and practical experience in technical and practical aspects of Environment and Resource Conservation. Biamah has provided professional expertise in Point source and Non-point Source Pollution; Biological Diversity; Environmental Impact Assessment/Audit; Soil, Water and Nutrient Management; Design of Constructed Wetlands; Agricultural Project Planning and Management; Strategic Planning; Efficient Water Use for Crop Production; Soil Tillage for Crop Production; Runoff Water Harvesting and Conservation; Dry land and Irrigated Agriculture; Natural Resource Management; Agricultural Drought Mitigation; Land Tenure and Legislation; Watershed resource management, Solid and Liquid Waste Management; Agricultural Dam Design; and Community Participatory Process.  He has consulted for a variety of agencies including: the World Bank, FAO, WFP, IFAD, UNEP and UNDP. He has also been involved in donor, community and environment oriented project planning and management in Kenya, Somalia and China.

DR. JOYCE MEME

Health and Nutrition Consultant

PhD Health Management, MSc Nutritional Sciences, BEd (Bachelor of Education)

 

Joyce has over 20 years of experience in health and nutrition interventions. She is specialized in nutrition, particularly infant feeding, reproductive health, HIV &AIDS and emergency interventions.  She is an experienced trainer on HIV & AIDS, mother and child health.  She has carried out evaluations of a wide range of health interventions as well as baseline and nutrition surveys and has worked extensively in Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, the DRC and Swaziland. Joyce has specialized training on community-based projects and programme development and has also carried out research and training for over 10 years on health and nutrition related issues, strategic planning, proposal writing and evaluation.

DR. FELISTUS KINUNA KINYANJUI

Sociologist

Ph.D in Humanities, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil. in History), Bachelor of Arts (History & Sociology), Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice

 

Dr. Felistus Kinuna Kinyanjui is a trained sociologist and has over 15 years experience working with youth groups and women’s groups in Kenya, South Africa and Ireland. Dr. Kinyanjui is an active campaigner against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. She has experience in the development of curriculum for gender and development and has a deep background in teaching and training youth and adults. She also has experience mentoring, counselling and capacity building, as well as strong report writing and documentation skills.

MARTIN G. KAMAU

Socio-Economist

Master of Public Administration (MPA), MSC in Soil and Water Engineering

 

Mr. Kamau is a highly experienced socio-economist and community development practitioner. He has a wide experience in facilitating communities to manage their natural resources. He has worked for over fifteen years with communities in Kenya, Uganda, Somali and Sudan as a socio-economist and policy analysis expert. Mr. Kamau has conducted numerous Organizational Development and Institutional Strengthening programmes, as well as conducting evaluations for Early Child Development Programmes. Martin Kamau has also carried out numerous socio-economic studies, including being the principal socio-economist for over 150 Environmental Impact Assessments and Environmental Assessments. Apart from his expertise in conducting numerous trainings and workshops, he is also highly experienced in curriculum development and preparation of training manuals.
Professor. Wambui Kogi-Makau

 Human Nutrition, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research and Training

PhD (Human Nutrition), Master of Science (Community Health), Bachelor of Education (Education & Home Economics)

 

Professor Kogi-Makau is skilled in curriculum development, participatory monitoring and evaluation, research and training. She has conducted numerous nutrition interventions and programme implementations and has organized and conducted nutritional training programmes. Professor Kogi-Makau has experience in designing and implementing projects; including generation of indicators, designing data collection systems and tools. Her expertise includes quantitative and qualitative research, survey designing and implementation, community problem diagnosis, needs assessment and baseline surveys. She has supervised research and evaluation projects in development, health; reproductive health, nutrition, food security and HIV & AIDS. Furthermore, Professor Kogi-Makau has received training on the use and implementation of Human Rights Approaches and Sector Wide Approaches (SWAPs), to programme management.

DR. RICHARD KIOME BAGINE

 Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation Expert

Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology (Ph.D.), Master of Science Degree in Zoology (MSc.)

 

Dr. Richard Bagine is dedicated to wildlife management, biodiversity conservation, the sustainable use of biological resources; bio-prospecting, biotechnology, the ecology of animals and plants and their interactions and the role of species in ecosystem function.  He has over twenty-five years of commitment to wildlife and ecology in Kenya, including acting as a Principal Research Scientist for the National Museums of Kenya and taking the role of Deputy Director and Chief Scientist in Biodiversity Research and Monitoring for the Kenya Wildlife Service. Dr. Bagine has undertaken numerous studies and assessments in tourism, conservation management, environmental research and ecosystem and biosphere protection. Furthermore, he has worked with communities in community conservation project initiatives and linking tourism and local livelihoods.

CHARITY KABUTHA

Community Development and Gender Expert 

MSc Demography, BA (Bachelor of Arts)

 

Charity has over 36 years professional experience. She has acquired skills in development and management, with strong bias on gender mainstreaming, participatory development and program development. Charity’s expertise includes project design, evaluation, implementation and evaluation, with experience in women, youth and children targeted programmes in the sectors of agriculture, environment and health. Furthermore, she has experience in assisting partners to develop and engender programs using the Project Cycle Management (PCM) process.
LAMMERT ZWAAGSTRA:

Livelihood, Rural Development & Community Development Expert

BSc in General Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, EC Consultant on Technical Assistance

 

Lammert Zwaagstra has more than 30 years experience in rural development activities in the areas of agricultural extension services, seed quality control, district-based multi-donor and multi-sectoral relief rehabilitation and development, multi-district livestock and water development in arid lands and community based rural development and poverty alleviation. Furthermore, Mr. Zwaagstra has worked in project management and project administration for more than 18 years and has conducted the design and implementation of a community based emergency water-rehabilitation programme, as well as the design of a community based nation-wide poverty alleviation and rural development programme.  He also has more than 12 years experience in the design and execution of relief, rehabilitation and drought management and drought monitoring and early warning systems
ABDI NOOR UMAR

Rural Development & Community Development Expert

MSc (Resource Assessment /Development Planning), BSc Biology

Abdi is passionate about rural and community development and livestock development. He has extensive experience as a researcher, from the initial identification of relevant and researchable questions, through to design and models, organizing field work, carrying qualitative and quantitative field work research, up to the writing of final reports. He has skills in facilitation at the grassroots level and has carried out participatory drought assessments and proposal design. He has skills in aiding community voicing of underlying livelihood issues through multi stakeholder workshops. He also has experience in Training of Trainers, extension work, carrying out surveys and the ecological assessment and of the livestock marketing system in arid and semi arid environments.

DANIEL MUNGA

 Monitoring Information Specialist

MSc in Information Systems, BSc in Electronics Technology and a minor In Computer Science (Hons)

 

Daniel is a Business Systems professional with proven advisory expertise in business analysis, modeling and IT systems strategy and implementation. He has demonstrable ability to work effectively at different levels of an organization, from shop floor to senior management. Daniel has also acquired great skills and knowledge through projects both in the public and private sector. Daniel has had experience in developing applications using the programming languages that include: C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, PHP, MS SQL, Oracle PL/SQL and ORACLE Developer amongst others. Other skills Daniel has are analysis and optimizing of Management Information Systems, Business process re-engineering, Business Systems selection and database design and development. He is a qualified ICT specialist, with experience in database design and creation of computerized M & E system related to the Agricultural and Livestock sector. Also practical experience in design of management information systems in various countries and has developed web-based systems a wide range of clients

JOSHUA OGOLLA:

Rural Development & Community Development Expert

MSc Degree in Agricultural Economics (Marketing and International Trade), BA (Hons) Degree in Economics

 

Mr Ogola educational background is in Economics. He has undertaken Private sector development in  Development of business plans,  marketing strategy, business  advisory services, business appraisal, and  needs analysis, market research and developing marketing linkages; baseline surveys, value chain analysis and business management training. Mr. Ogolla has also vast knowledge in Trade and investment promotion/facilitation in facilitation of investment and economic partnerships and market linkages, competition and investment/business operating framework analysis, multilateral trade arrangements (WTO);  strategies for economic co-operation. In addition, Ogola has done Project planning and management and engaged in the Private and public sector project preparation, appraisal and management, project proposal writing, micro finance and development programme management, economic and financial analysis. He has also well qualified in conducting trainings and capacity building in Management training and Institutional development; program management; capacity building and impact assessment; Policy development and reviews; Private sector policy analysis; development and management, investment and competition policy analysis, and reviews

JEREMY MBAI:

Rural Development Consultant

MSc Agricultural Economics

 

Jeremy has a broad range of experience of managing agricultural and environmental projects.  He is experienced in facilitation of project cycle management through participatory data collection using broad based surveys, project identification and priority ranking. He also has experience in facilitation and application of the logical framework approach in project planning. His technical expertise includes monitoring and evaluation, microfinance, gender mainstreaming, training in agriculture production and environmental impact assessment.

 

DR .BORORO ONYIMBO NAFTAL OIRERE:

Dr. Bon Oirere is a medical doctor and holds a Master of Science in Epidemiology from University of London – LSH&TM and Master of Public Health from Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. He is highly qualified in teaching Epidemiology, Community Health, Primary Health Care, Health Project Management, Health Services Management including Health Policy, Communicable & Non-Communicable Disease Control and Introductory Biostatistics. Other than teaching he is also well versed with Community Health Programme Development & Management, including situation analysis, intervention programme development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation; Community Capacity Development and / Institutional Capacity Building; and Institutional Management, including health services planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
CLIVE ROBINSON

MSc in Public Administration and Public Policy; BA French

Clive Robinson has 44 years’ experience of work with public authorities and voluntary organisations, researching, writing, speaking and managing. He has led food security evaluations in several African countries as well as being a food security analyst in policy fora in the late eighties and nineties. In 2009 he edited a review of the results of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) studies conducted in the IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) member states of Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and Ethiopia. He was responsible for producing a synthesised regional document of the country studies, an assessment of their strengths and challenges and a foundation document for an intervention plan. He presented these to a meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee of member state officials.

He has evaluated an integrated rural development programme and a humanitarian (food and seeds) programme in Ethiopia, a seed supply programme in Malawi, two food security programmes in Rwanda and a housing project in Sri Lanka. In eastern DRC in 2008 he evaluated the delivery of food and non-food aid to displaced people. In 2003-4 he produced a policy report on food security in Eritrea based on his in-country research. In social protection his 2003 report Nothing to fall back on: why Ethiopians are still short of food and cash examined the prospects for enhanced employment-based safety nets, drawing on studies of cash- and food-remunerated public works programmes and models in Tigray and India. The more developed instruments now being used in Ethiopia (productive safety net programme, risk financing mechanism) were a focus of study in the 2009 IGAD synthesis.

Clive has a long experience as an institutional analyst. After his Master’s in public administration, he switched from a governmental organisation in the UK to take an NGO post targeted at the EU institutions in terms of both advocacy and fundraising. Leading an international NGO group in Brussels focused on food security led Clive onto further collaboration with the UN food agencies in Rome, especially FAO who engaged him to prepare a report on civil society cooperation.

Through recent consultancy work Clive has up-to-date experience of M&E, using results-based logframe techniques in preparing proposals and examining monitoring data as part of his evaluation work: the absence of baseline data and a lack of quantification in developing indicators are the two most common shortfalls found in evaluation tasks. He carried out a full study of capacity assessment and capacity building needs for ACT International in 2006 and included M&E in the training course he ran for Ethiopian NGOs in 2004. One of the Ethiopian NGOs he supports voluntarily commissioned a consultancy report on project M&E and management in 2009 whose follow-up Clive has been involved in discussing. 

RICHARD CHESOS KIROP

Bed Arts, Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication (Distinction)

Mr. Chesos is an experienced Editor, and has worked as a Sub-Editor with The Standard and as a journalist both at The Standard and The Nation for a period spanning seven years. He has also taught English and Literature in secondary school for three years. Mr Chesos has written and edited stories and reports on many aspects of society, including health, education, agriculture, water, and advocacy. He has also written and edited many corporate communication materials. He is a trained Lead Auditor of ISO 9001:2008. Currently, he is a Public Relations Officer at the NGOs Co-ordination Board, where he edits the Board’s quarterly newsletter. 

 

 

    CHARLES KAMAU: HR Assistant Consultant

    Bachelor of Art in Human Resource Manager, Certificate in Research from Strathmore University.
    Charles Kamau is currently undertaking a Master’s degree in Sociology. He also holds a BA (Human Resource Management) degree from Kenyatta University. He also holds a certificate in applied research from Strathmore University as well as a counseling certificate. Apart from this he has done computer packages and well conversant with word, Excel, SPSS, Epi data, Power point, Internet and Access pro grammes  Charles is involved in office administrative duties as well as consultancy. For office administration he assists in payroll development, logistics, human resource management, petty cash management, and clerical work including filling of document.

     As a consultant in community development, Charles writes proposals, enters data and assists consultants in data analysis, he also writes consultancy reports. Charles participates in training of research assistance as well as data clerks for data entry in the office and data collection in the field, develops consultancy tools and participants in data collection. His experience in the various consultancies had him looking into critical issues on data analysis, data presentation and report writing. He is good in handling tasks allocated to him and has skills in data analysis process from tool formulation to analytical outcomes. He is good and well conversant with data capture tools of Epi data program and analytical work in SPSS.

     
    News
    Welcome
    We at ACL would like to welcome you to our website. .... Read More

    --------------------------------------------------------
    New Branch Office
     Acacia Consultants Ltd. opened a branch office in Nanyuki town.Which has been fully functional located off the mai.... Read More