PROF. DONALD OYUGI OGWENO
Prof Donald Oyugi Ogweno. The Chief Officer for Water and Environment.
Professor Donald Oyugi Ogweno was born in 1960 in Kojwach, Kabondo Kasipul Sub County in Homa Bay County.
He became an Assistant Professor of forest Management and economics in Moi University in 2008. He holds a PhD in Forest Planning from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand (1995).
In 1998, he obtained a MSC. In Forest operations from the University of British Colombia, Canada.
He holds BSC Forestry from the University of Nairobi (1984).
Before joining the County Government, Professor was the Senior Deputy Director Kenya Forest Service and Principal Kenya Forestry College Londiani from 2008 -2017.
Professor Donald Oyugi Ogweno was the Dean School of Natural Resources and Horticulture at Kabianga University from 2006-2007. He was a Senior Lecturer of Forest Management and Economics in Moi University from 2001-2008 and a Lecturer in Forest Engineering in the same institution from 1988-2001. Before being absorbed as a Lecturer, he was a Graduate Assistant from 1984-1988. Before joining Moi University, Professor was a Graduate Assistant in the Faculty of Agriculture in the University of Nairobi in 1984.
Professor hold a vast experience and has contributed immensely in the field of forestry. He has various publications in Forest policy, socio-economics of Forestry & Forest Management and Agroforestry.
He contributed to Forest Policy and legislation of Forest Act 2016, Forest Act 2005, Forest Policy 2014 and Draft Forest Policy 1998.
He is currently supervising 3 PhD students and 40 Masters Students from different Universities.
Professor has an extensive consulting experience to the World Bank, World Vision, and Nature conservancy at World Wide Fund, E.T.Z among others.