ROBERT .O.A. SANGORI
Robert .O. A. Sangori is the Chief Officer for Lands, Housing, Physical Planning and Urban Development at the County Government of Homa Bay, Kenya. Mr. Sangori has been in public service for the last 12 years. He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning and Management, a Postgraduate Diploma in Housing Administration, and currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Nairobi with bias on Energy Efficiency of Building Technologies and Climate Change.
He has experience in Housing Administration, Urban Planning and Management, promotion of Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Urban Infrastructure and Local Urban Economic Development, and Environmental & Social Impact Assessments. He has previously served at the State Department for Housing and Urban Development, UNDP/UNHabitat (UN Volunteer), UNDAF (2018-2022) Focal Point for Housing and Urban Sector in Kenya, and participated in various Inter-Ministerial Committees on Bilateral Cooperation with Partner Countries including Cooperation between Kenya and India, Israel, Botswana, South Africa, Canada, USA among others.
He has keen interest on Lakefront Planning and Development, Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Urban and Metropolitan Economic Development, sustainable Urbanization Strategies, Urban Revenue Streams, the Impact of Climate Change on Urban Population and Environmental Sustainability including Climate Resilience Financing and Energy Efficiency of Building Materials.
Key priority projects include enhancing Sustainable Land Management Systems; delivery of Integrated County Spatial Plan; Delineation, Establishment and Planning of Urban Institutions across Homa Bay County including Municipalities, Towns and Market Centres in accordance with Urban Areas and Cities (Amendment) of 2019; Promotion of Appropriate Building Materials and Technologies (ABMT); and promoting realization of Sustainable Affordable Housing in the County.
DR. GERALD AKECHE
Dr. Gerald Akeche Celes is the Chief Officer, Ministry of Health, Homa Bay County Government.
Prior to this, he was an acting Director of Medical Services Homa Bay County Government, County Coordinator for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program and Deputy Director MOH, Homa Bay County.
He holds a Masters of Public Health from Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam Netherlands; he also has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Nairobi.
Born in 1960, Dr. Akeche is an effective in cross-cultural situations and skilled in qualitative research, monitoring and evaluation and has exceptional capacity to execute administrative tasks and manage logistics
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.