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KIU's Department of Biological and Environmental science joins KIUEMA in the Semester Series Webinar set for February


By Isaac Akugizibwe

KIU, Main Campus-The department of biological and Environmental science of KIU will on February 3rd, 2022 combine efforts with KIU Environment Management Association (KIUEMA) in a groundbreaking virtual workshop dubbed," A semester series webinar.

The workshop shall seek to evaluate the ability of Environmental education in fostering civic participation in environment conservation, the burden of climate change in low developed countries as well as careers and opportunities in Environmental Management.

Below are the fact files about the different presenters.


Mr.  Eugene Ayacko

Profession: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)/ Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Studies

Mr. Ayacko is a Kenyan and an EIA and RAP practitioner with 8 years of experience in Environmental Impact Assessment and Resettlement Action Plan studies for various projects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management from Kampala International University in 2011. He has been in charge of the Environmental and RAP data evaluation, analysis, and reporting for various studies. He has participated in several Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Studies on Water and Irrigation, Road, Power Transmission Lines, Solar, and Petroleum Site Projects. The projects are widely distributed in Africa. Mr. Ayacko is registered as an EIA/EA Associate Expert with the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) Kenya under the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA 1999) and the Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit Regulations 2003.

He is also an Associate Member of the Environment Institute of Kenya (EIK) Mr. Ayacko is of Kenyan Nationality:

Mr. Najib Ahmed Ali.

Environmental and Social Safeguards Specialist

Mr. Najib Ahmed is a KIU alumni (2012) BSc in Environmental Management and also attained MSc in Development Studies from JKUAT and currently pursuing another MA in Environment, Peace, and Development – University of Peace. He has been working in the fields of Environment, Climate Actions, Water, and Energy for the past decade. Prior to his advisory role at the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources as an Environmental Safeguards Specialist, Mr. Najib has worked with the Office of the Prime Minister as an Environmental Governance Adviser, a member of the National Oil for Development Steering Committee, and as well as a junior climate negotiator.

Similarly, Mr. Ali has also served as a Rangeland Management Adviser, NRM Decentralization Consultant, and Livelihood and Food Security Project Manager at the State level. In addition to that, Mr. Ali has contributed to the development of several national and state-level policies, acts, and sector strategic plans. 

Samuel Madul Anyeithgai

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Officer at UNICEF

Mr. Madul is a KIU alumnus with a Bachelor of Science Environmental Management class of 2006. Mr. Madul has vast experience with strong skills in project planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, and oversaw a wide portfolio of projects in the areas of WASH in communities, Health Centres, and Schools including hygiene promotion. Most recently, he completed a large-scale implementation and evaluation of a multilateral Child-friendly Environment project for WASH in Schools and Health Centres in Northern Uganda that was made successful through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and multimedia campaigns.

In addition, Mr. Madul has extensive experience in facilitating participatory approaches in WASH in the area of Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST), Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), and Hand-washing with soap through tippy taps construction, that resulted in behavior change and improved hygiene and sanitation in the communities coupled with adoption of Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage through the promotion of household drinking water treatment that resulted from his action research on water quality along the water chain in communities, not forgetting his strategic programmatic approach at upstream through policy work, dialogue, advocacy & partnerships.

His objective is to work as WASH professional because of its strong commitment to enhancing child survival and development through diseases reduction among children especially under 5 years and ensuring security and dignity among adolescent girls and women.