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Dr. James Kibii A. Koske


Name:Dr. James Kibii A. Koske(PhD,London)
Title/Qualifications: Dr., PhD
Department/Unit/Section:Environmental Education
Contact Address P. O. Box 43844, 00100 GPO Nairobi
Tel.: (254) (20) 810901 – 19 Ext 223 or 218 Fax: (254) (20) 811575/810513
Mobile :(+254) 0712570473/ (+254) 0722925076
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Current Position: Lecturer, Department of Environmental Education, Kenyatta University.(Formerly Lecturer, Department of Environmental Sciences, Kenyatta University)
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Research Interests:
1 Land degradation, soil erosion,
2 Climate change, environmental conservation and people’s perception, application of law related to environment and protection.
3 Waste Management
4 Environmental Impact assessment
5 Environmental Education

Publications, Monographs and Conference Papers:

    1. Pelster, D.E, Gisore, B., Koske, J.K., Goopy J., Korir, D., Rufino, M.C., Butterbach-Bahl (2015?) Methane and nitrous oxide emissions from cattle excreta on an East African Grassland. Submitted for publication (Reference code: JEQ-2015-10-0513-TR).
    2. Mwaura, J. Koske, J.K. and Kiprotich, B. (2015) Assessing economic vaiability of pasture enterprise as adaptation strategy in dryland ecosystems: a case of Ijara, Kenya. Accepted for publication with the Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development (October, 2015).
    3. Lelenguyah, G. L., Koske, J. K. and Kamau, S. K. (2014) Temporal relationship between cases of veterinary vector-borne diseases Page 8 of 10 and rainfall amount in a Kenyan Rangeland. International Journal of Plant and Animal Sciences Vol. 2 (1), pp. 088-097.
    4. Koskei, N. C., Koske, J.K. and Kerich, R.K. (2014) Assessing Women Domestic Chores and Vulnerability to Climate Variability in Chepseon Sub-location, Nakuru County, Kenya. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 4 No. 7, PP 107-117.
    5. Dzoga, M. N. and Koske, J. (2014) Assessment of Beach Hotels Adaptation Capacity to Climate Variability: The Case of Mombasa County, Kenya. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 4 No. 3, PP 288-291.
    6. Ochieng, M. A. and Koske, J. (2013) The Level of Climate Change Awareness and Perception among Primary School Teachers in Kisumu Municipality, Kenya. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 3 No. 21, PP 174-179.
    7. Ocholla, G. O., Koske, J., Asoka, G. W., Bunyasi M. M., Pacha, O., Omondi, S. H. and Mireri, C. (2013) Assessment of Traditional Methods Used by the Samburu Pastoral Community in Human Wildlife Conflict Management. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 3 No. 11, PP 292-302.
    8. Waweru, G., and Koske, J. (1991) The understanding of the operations of addition, multiplication, division and subtraction among high and low ability primary school students in Kenya. Kenya Journal of Education Vol. 5 No. 1, PP 75-83.
    9. Njiru, N. and Koske, J. (in press/2013): Water Insecurity and the Sliding Social Cultural Aspect of the Livelihood among the Maasai Pastoral Communities of Kenya. Paper presented at a Conference: “Climate Change and Security at the Crossroads: Pathways to Conflict or Cooperation?” University of Agder, Norway, June 20-21, 2013.
    10. Waweru G., and Koske, J. (1991) the understanding of the operations of addition, multiplication, division and subtraction among high and low ability primary school students in Kenya. Kenya Journal of Education 5(1) pp 75-83.
    11. Koske, JK (1998) Land degradation in West Pokot: Perception and Practical alternatives. Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of London.
    12. Koske, JK (2003) Audit and Review of Draft Bill of the Constitution of Kenya for inclusion of Kenya Cultures and Environment: Paper presented to the Ad-Hoc Committee at the National Constitution Conference, Bomas of Kenya, 28thApril-6th June, 2003.
    13. Koske, JK (1996) Land Degradation in west Pokot, Kenya. Paper presented at the Resource use Conflicts organized by the Institute of African Social Studies, Leiden & Hague, Netherlands, October, 1996.
    14. Masaku, M., Tole, M and Koske, J. (2009) Status of solid waste generation and its impact on the environmental quality in Machakos town, Kenya. (Accepted for publication in the African Journal of Environment and Development)
    15. Lelenguyah, G. L., Koske, J. K. and Kamau, S. K. (2014) Temporal relationship between cases of veterinary vector-borne diseases Page 8 of 10 and rainfall amount in a Kenyan Rangeland. International Journal of Plant and Animal Sciences Vol. 2 (1), pp. 088-097.

 Conferences, Seminars, Workshops:

  1. 2nd - -4th March, 2015: Regional Workshop on Developing Nuclear Safeguards-Related Regulatory Documents held at Tsavo Lodge, Voi, Kenya, Organised by U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration under International Nuclear Safeguards Engagement Program.
  2. 13th – 14th November, 2014: The 9th Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Scientific, Technological and Industrialisation Conference and Exhibitions held at The African Institute of Capacity Development (AICAD).
  3. 11th – 12th November, 2014: Climate Change Curriculum Review Meeting at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC), for The Walker Institute of the University of Reading, UK implementing a project entitled ‘Supporting the Rockefeller Foundation Climate Change Units in East and Central Africa: Phase II’ funded by the Rockefeller Foundation under their Climate Smart Rural Development (CSRD) for Africa Initiative.
  4. 14th-17th October, 2014: National Workshop on Design Basis Threat Training workshop organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in cooperation with the Kenya Radiation Protection Board (RPB) held at the Utalii Hotel.
  5. 10th – 12th June, 2014: Animal Welfare Education, Organized by Kenyatta University and World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) at BSCC Room 147, Kenyatta University.
  6. 11th -13th February, 2014: Electronic Blackboard Training, Organized by Kenyatta University, at BSCC Room 012, Kenyatta University.
  7. January, 1990: Environment 2000 Conference organized by UNEP&KENGO, Sarit Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.
  8. January, 1994: Conference on Tropical Catchments, organized by the University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
  9. October, 1996: Conference on Resource use conflict, Organized by the Institute of African Social Studies, Leiden and Hague, Netherlands.
  10. 22nd-24th October, 2002: National Constitution Workshop, KCCT, Mbagathi, Nairobi, Kenya.
  11. 3rd-6th April, 2003: National Constitution Conference District Delegates Workshop, Organized by Kenya Women Political Caucus, Sirikwa Hotel, Eldoret, Kenya.
  12. 28th April, 2003-October, 2003: National Constitutional Conference, Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.
  13. 10th February, 2004: Kenya National Land Policy Workshop organized by the Ministry of Lands, at Kenya Institute of Monetary Studies, Thika Rd, Nairobi.
  14. 4th-8th April, 2005: AVU Curriculum Contextualization Workshop (CCC-2), organized by the African virtual university, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi.
  15. May, 2005: Workshop on e-Learning Training on Use of “the Blackboard” , Organised by Kenyatta University & Edu-Tech Middle East, Kenyatta University Institute of Open Learning.
  16. 28th– 30th October, 2008: Workshop on Sea Cucumber Regional Project (Final Workshop)-Strengthening the management of the Sea Cucumber Fishery in the Western Indian Ocean, Organized by the Wild Life Conservation Society, Sai Rock Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya
  17. 23rd February-7th March, 2009: Workshop on Education for Sustainable Development in a River Basin-Africa, 2009 organized by SIDA& Kenyatta University, at KUCC, Kenyatta University
  18. 14th – 18th May, 2012: International Nuclear Safeguards Engagement Program Workshop Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington

Membership to Professional Bodies

      • Chairman, Environmental Society of Kenya (2004-Present)
      • Member, Nature Kenya


Sample Previous Administrative Positions::

    • Deputy Director (Material Development), Institute of Open Learning, Kenyatta University (2004-2006)
    • Chairman, School Board of Postgraduate Studies Committee, Faculty of Environmental Studies (KU) (1999-2002)
    • Senate Representative, School of Environmental Studies (1991-1993)
    • Coordinator, Field Courses, Department of Environmental Science Kenyatta University (1999-2003)
    • Coordinator, practicum and attachment program, School of Environmental Studies, KU (2008-present)
    • Teaching Practice Zone Coordinator (Narok-Bomet-Kericho Zone)
    • Coordinator, Open and Distance and e-Learning, School of Environmental Studies (2010-present)
    • Practicum School Coordinator School of Environmental Studies

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