Name: Dr. Ezekiel Ndunda
Title/Qualifications:
Ph.D.
Department/Unit/Section:
Environmental Science and Education
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi
Email:
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Position:
Senior Lecturer

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ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8788-7884
ResearchGate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ezekiel-Ndunda 

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Area of Specialization:

  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Research Interests:

  • Environmental Valuation
  • Environmental Accounting
  • Economics of Climate Change
  • Ecological-Economic Modelling
  • Environmental Health Economics
  • Economics of Sustainable Development

Publications
Referred Journals

  • Ndunda, E. (2018). Economic impact of climate change on smallholder agriculture in coastal Kenya: a Ricardian approach. Journal of Agriculture and Research, 4(11):1-13.
  • Ndunda, E.N. and Muia, V.K. (2018). Estimating the willingness to pay for improved municipal solid waste management in Nairobi, Kenya. International Journal of Environmental Science, 3:8-16.
  • Ndunda, E.N. and Eric D. Mungatana, E.D. (2013). Evaluating the welfare effects of improved wastewater treatment using a discrete choice experiment. Journal of Environmental Management, 123:49-57.
  • Ndunda, E.N. and Eric D. Mungatana, E.D. (2013). Farmers’ Perception and Knowledge of Health Risks in Wastewater Irrigation. Natural Resources and Conservation, dx.doi.org/10.7392/Research.70081917
  • Ndunda, E.N. and Eric D. Mungatana, E.D. (2013). Determinants of farmers’ choice of innovative risk-reduction interventions to wastewater-irrigated agriculture. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 8(1):119-128.
  • Muia, V.K. and Ndunda, E. 2013. Evaluating the impact of direct anthropogenic activities on land degradation in arid and semi-arid regions in Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Research, 2(6):173-182.
  • Ndunda, E., Gacii, S.M., Mugo, T., Ipara, H. & Odunga, P. 2010. The effects of service quality and visitor satisfaction on loyalty of park recreation facilities: a case of Uhuru Park in Kenya. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 3(7):50-60.
  • Ndunda, E.N., Muasya, R.M, and Mulinge, R. (2009). Inter- Relationship between Market Structure, Conduct and Performance of Cut Flowers: A Case Study of Uasin District, Kenya. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 1(1):57-64.

Books and Books Chapters

  • Mutuku, B. Kinyili and Ndunda, E. (2021). Research Trends in Silviculture and Agroforestry - Potential of Agroforestry to Improve Rural Income and Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: (ed. J. Kumar) Research Trends in Silviculture and Agroforestry. AkiNik Publications, New Delhi.ISBN: 978-93-90846-38-2 Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/ed.book.1185
  • Ndunda, E.N. and Eric D. Mungatana, E.D. (2015). Wastewater reuse in urban and peri-urban irrigation: An Econometric Analysis. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-3-659-71692-8 .Website: https://www.lap-publishing.com/
  • Ndunda, E.N. and Eric D. Mungatana, E.D. (2014). Innovative Risk-Reduction Measures and Urban Welfare in Wastewater-Irrigated Agriculture: An endogenous Switching Regression Approach for Nairobi, Kenya. In: (ed. P. Chanie) Innovative Water Resource Use and Management for Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: An anthology. Organisation for social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA). ISBN: 9789994455751
  • Ndunda, E.N. (2014). Wastewater reuse in urban and peri-urban irrigation: an economic assessment of improved wastewater treatment, low-risk adaptations and risk awareness in Nairobi, Kenya (Doctoral dissertation, University of Pretoria, South Africa). Retrieved from https://repository.up.ac.za/bitstream/handle/2263/40235/Ndunda_Wastewater_2013.pdf?sequence=1

Conference/Workshops/Seminar Papers
Conference Papers

  • Ndunda, E. and Gudere, A. (2022). Factors influencing adoption of climate-smart technologies among agro-pastoralists of Marsabit County, Kenya. 1st International Conference on Transforming Food Systems through Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) scheduled for October 27 -28, 2022 at Resource Center, Haramaya University
  • Mbaabu P., Ndunda, E. and Kitur, E. (2019). Pond water fertilization effects on the performance of Oreochromis niloticus in different culture systems in Meru County. The 5th International Conference on Science Technology, Innovation and entrepreneurship in Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya, 13th–15th November 2019.
  • Kinyili, B.M., Ndunda, E. and Kitur, E. (2019). Influence of agroforestry age stand on physico-chemical soil quality parameters. The 5th International Conference on Science Technology, Innovation and entrepreneurship in Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya, 13th–15th November 2019.
  • Kinyili, B.M., Ndunda, E. and Kitur, E. (2019). Socio-economic and institutional factors influencing adoption of agroforestry in arid and semi-arid Lands (ASALs) of Sub-Saharan Africa. The 6th International Research Conference in Main Campus, Chuka University, Kenya, 6th–8th November 2019.
  • Mbaabu P. and Ndunda, E. (2019). Aquaculture adoption in Meru County, Kenya on introduction of fish farming stimulus project in 2009. The 6th International Research Conference in Main Campus, Chuka University, Kenya, 6th–8th November 2019.
  • Kinyili, B.M., Ndunda, E. and Kitur, E. (2019). Influence of Agroforestry on Rural Income and Livelihood of Smallholder Farmers in the Semi-Arid Region of Sub-Saharan Africa. The 24th International Forestry and Environment Symposium in Jetwing Blue, Negombo, Sri Lanka, 11th – 12th October 2019.

  • Kinyili, B.M., Ndunda, E. and Kitur, E. (2019). Trade-off Between Agroforestry and Ecosystem Services among Smallholder Farmers in Machakos (Kenya). 6th International Interdisciplinary Conference (IIC6) in Eldoret University, 4th – 6th September 2018.
  • Kamande, P., Ndunda, E. and Kabuyah, R.N. (2018). Irrigation Water on the Soil-to-Crop-Transfer Factor in Leafy Vegetables Grown along Peri-Urban Areas of Kiambu County, Kenya. The 1st Annual International Conference in Machakos University, 17th – 19th April 2018.
  • Otieno, R.O., Ndunda, E. and Makokha, M. (2015). Seasonal variations of physico-chemical and microbiological characteristics of groundwater quality in Ruiru, Kiambu County, Kenya. Regional Conference of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists in Speke Resort & Conference Center, Kampala Uganda, 21th October - 23th October 2015.-
  • Ndunda, E., Muasya, R.M., Serem, A., Chumo, E.C., and Kipsat, M.J. (2007). Socio-Economic Constraints to Adoption of Improved Horticultural Production Technologies by Smallholder Farmers in Uasin Gishu District, Kenya. The 2nd Research Week and International Conference in Egerton University, 16th July - 20th July 2007.-
  • Ndunda, E., Chumo, E.C., Mutai, H., and Tulla, R.A. (2007). An Assessment of the Factors Affecting Smallholder Dairy Farmers of Endebess Division, Trans Nzoia District, Kenya. Moi University 3rd Annual International Conference, 31st July - 4th August 2007.
  • Makundi, H.K., Muasya, R.M., Serem, A.K., Gohole, L.S., Ochwo-Ssemakula, M., Nyangweso, P.M., Ndetu, V.N., and Ndunda, E.N. (2007). Socio-Economic Constraints to Spiderplant (cleome gynandra, L.) Leaf and Seed Production by Farmers in Western Kenya and Eastern Uganda. A Paper Presented at the RUFORUM Biennial Conference 23rd April – 27th April 2007, Mangochi, Malawi.
  • Kipsat, M.J., Maritim, H.K., Ndunda, E., Korir, M.K., Serem, A.K., Nyangweso, P.M., and Mduma, J.K. (2006). Role of Women in Agricultural Development. Moi University 2rd Annual International Conference, 29th August – 2nd September 2006.
  • Chumo, E.C., Maritim, H.K., Serem, A.K., and Ndunda, E. (2007). An Assessment of Cocoyam (colosia esculenta and xanthosoma sagittifolium) Contribution to Food Security in the Lake Victoria Region, Kenya. Moi University 3rd Annual International Conference, 31st July - 4th August 2007.
  • Ndunda, E., Kipsat, M.J., and Maritim, H.K. (2006). Challenges to Maintaining Improved Horticultural Production Technologies: A Case Study of Smallholder Adopter Farmers in Uasin Gishu District, Kenya. Moi University 2rd Annual International Conference, 29th August – 2nd September 2006.

Workshops Papers

  • Ndunda, E. (2009). Valuation of Environmental Benefits of Biofuels: A Contingent Valuation Approach for Biodiesel in Kenya. A Paper Presented in the Biofuels Research and Training Workshop Under the Environmental Economics Capacity Building Programme held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa from May 11 – May 15, 2009.

Seminar Papers

Student Co-authored Publications

  • Beth Waithera Njiraini, B.W., Ndunda, E. and Kamande, P.N. (2020). Assessment of Physico-Chemical Properties of Shallow Well Water in Kawangware Location, Nairobi City, Kenya. Journal of Applied Science, 6(9): 01-20.
  • Nyirandorimana, E., Ndunda, E. and Muriuki, J. (2020). Factor influencing adaptation choices employed by farmers against climate change to improve rice yield in Bugarama Wetland in Rwanda. East African Journal of Agriculture and Biotechnology, 2(1): 12-22.
  • Wambugu, M.M., Ndunda, E. and Gathuru, E. (2020). Integrating fish into rice farming as an economic substitute to chemical pesticides. Journal of Agriculture and Research, 6(3): 17-37.
  • Mbaabu, P., Kitur, E. and Ndunda, E. (2020). Pond Water Fertilization Effects on the Performance of Oreochromis Niloticus in Different Culture Systems in Meru County. Journal of Computer Engineering, 22(2): 21-28.
  • Kinyili, B.M., Ndunda, E. and Kitur, E. (2020). Trade-off between agroforestry and ecosystem services among smallholder farmers in Machakos County, Kenya. East African Journal of Forestry and Agroforestry, 4(1): 13-23.
  • Kinyili, B.M., Ndunda, E. and Kitur, E. (2020). Socio-economic and institutional factors influencing adoption of agroforestry in Arid and Semi-Arid (ASALs) areas of Sub Saharan Africa. International Journal of Forestry and Horticulture, 6(1): 8-18.
  • Mukundente, L., Ndunda, E. and Gathuru, G. (2019). Agroforestry technologies adopted by smallholder farmers in Southern Province of Rwanda. East African Journal of Forestry and Agroforestry, 4(1): 24-31.
  • Mukundente, L., Ndunda, E. and Gathuru, G. (2019). Socio-economic and institutional factors affecting smallholders farmers to adopt agroforestry practices in Southern Province of Rwanda. International Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Technology, 6(1): 68-74.
  • Nyanchoka V.M., Tanui, J., Ndunda E. and Mowo J. (2018). Economic Valuation of Forest Products: Evidence from Mount Elgon Park, Kapchorwa, Uganda. International Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, 6(1):1-10.
  • Kamande, P., Ndunda, E. and Kabuyah, R.N. (2017). Assessing the effect of irrigation water quality on physiological characteristics of African Nightshade (Solanum Scabrum Mill). Journal of Agriculture and Research, 3(7):1-14.
  • Karanja, J., Ndunda, E., Mang’uriu, D. and Ngare, I. (2017). Geothermal well Site Characteristics from Climate Resilient Technologies in Nakuru County, Kenya. Journal of Research in Environmental and Earth Science, 3(4):01-05.
  • Kamande, P., Kabuyah, R.N., and Ndunda, E. (2017). Heavy metal accumulation in the edible leafy parts of African Nightshade (Solanum Scabrum Mill) irrigated with varying water quality. Journal of Agriculture and Research, 3(8):1-15.
  • Manohar, S., Mang’oka, J.M., Ndunda, E. and Gathuru, G. (2017). Assessment of Yatta Canal Water Quality for Irrigation, Machakos County, Kenya. J. Environ Anal Toxicol 7: 423. doi: 10.4172/2161-0525.1000423.
  • Otieno, R.O., Ndunda, E. and Makokha, M. (2015). Seasonal variations of physico-chemical and microbiological characteristics of groundwater quality in Ruiru, Kiambu County, Kenya. International Journal of Scientific and Research publications, 5(12):411 - 423.

Other Publications

  • Obiri, J., Fehr, C. and Ndunda, E. (2008). A Total Economic Valuation for the Mt. Elgon Ecosystem of Kenya and Uganda. Nature and Development Africa: IUCN MERECP, Kampala, Uganda. EARO/76554-000/1158.

Research work

  • Maximizing the returns to large scale infrastructure investments using evidence-based decision-making process in Lower Nzoia Irrigation Development, Kenya.
  • Economic benefits of moving up the hierarchy of waste management in Nairobi’s industrial area, Kenya.
  • Economic analysis of innovations in urban and peri-urban wastewater reuse in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Total economic valuation of Mt. Elgon Ecosystem (Kenya-Uganda)
  • Challenges, Opportunities and the Way Forward for Food Production in Western Kenya

Conferenced/Workshops/Seminars Attended
Conferences Attended

  • The 1st Annual International Conference in Machakos University held from 17th – 19th April, 2018.
  • Regional Conference of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists in Speke Resort & Conference Center, Kampala Uganda held from 21th October - 23th October, 2015.
  • The 2nd Research Week and International Conference in Egerton University held from 16th July - 20th July, 2007.
  • Moi University 3rd Annual International Conference held from 31st July - 4th August, 2007.
  • RUFORUM Biennial Conference held in Mangochi, Malawi from 23rd April – 27th April, 2007.
  • Moi University 2rd Annual International Conference held from 29th August – 2nd September, 2006.
  • Moi University 3rd Annual International Conference held from 31st July - 4th August, 2007.
  • Moi University 2rd Annual International Conference held from 29th August – 2nd September, 2006.

Funded Projects

  • 2021-To Date: Baseline survey on socioeconomic and environmental impacts associated with development of access roads in informal urban settlement in Nairobi County.
  • 2019-2020: Consultant for Nature Kenya to update the Mount Kenya forest business case on the ecosystem services by reviewing the existing secondary and project updated information; assessing the values of biodiversity and forest restoration initiatives based on both market and non-market values; identifying the full range of financial mechanisms available for financing forest restoration; organizing and updating the Mt. Kenya forest restoration business case; determine  the risk factors and their severity in the described scenarios an implication to the business model  being promoted; and assessing barriers that need to be addressed to operationalize the Mt. Kenya business case and incentives that may be required.
  • 2018-2019: Consultant with the Kenyatta University Consortium in Development of a Coordination Policy and a Bill on Kenya Water Towers.
  • 2017-2018: Consultancy services for the analysis of economic benefits of moving up the hierarchy of waste management in Nairobi’s industrial area, Kenya. Royal Danish Embassy in collaboration Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC).
  • 2017-2019: Consultant for the Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project to improve water security and build climate resilience by strengthening water and climate risk investment planning, preparation, and implementation that is supported by an enhanced enabling institutional framework.
  • 2016-2017: Consultant with the Earth view Geoconsultants in Analysis of Economic Benefits of Moving Up the Hierarchy of Waste Management in Nairobi’s industrial area, Kenya.
  • 2014-2016: Consultant under the Panel of Eminent Development Consultants in Environmental, Social and Economic Analysis of Tree Promotion Activities in the Coastal Region under Kenya Coastal Development Project.
  • 2014-2016: Consultant for the International Union for Conservation of Nature to conduct Total Economic Valuation of Mt. Elgon Ecosystem (Kenya-Uganda).

Training Workshops Attended

  • Climate Change and Sustainable Development Organized by Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI) Hyderabad, Telangana, India from January 24, 2022 – February 4, 2022.
  • ESPA Professional Development Course Workshop held at Kenyatta University Conference Centre in Kenyatta University from March 5, 2018 - March 7, 2018.
  • System Theory and Higher Education Workshop held at Kenyatta University Conference Centre in Kenyatta University from April 24, 2017 – April 28, 2017.
  • Research Management Cycle Workshop held at Kenyatta University held at Kenyatta University held at Graduate School in Kenyatta University on September 30, 2015.
  • Randomized Evaluations J-PAL Africa/ CEEPA Workshop held at Pretoria, South Africa from August 28, 2014- August 29, 2014.
  • Training of Trainers Course on the use of Smartboard in Teaching held at Kenyatta University held at Kenyatta University Workshop held at Kenyatta University Business and Students Centre in Kenyatta University from February 11, 2014 – February 20, 2014.
  • Teaching Methodology held at Kenyatta University held at Kenyatta University Workshop held at Kenyatta University Business and Students Centre in Kenyatta University from May 28, 2013 - November 14, 2013.
  • Biofuels Research and Training Workshop Under the Environmental Economics Capacity Building Programme held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa from May 11 – May 15, 2009.

Seminars Attended

  • Functional Biosafety Systems towards commercialization of Agricultural Biotechnologies for Economic Development in Kenya. The 9th Annual Biosafety Conference. Live Webinar held from 10th November 2020 – 13th November 2020. 
  • Biosafety Socio-Economic Considerations Seminar held at Kenya School of Monetary Studies in Nairobi on 8th March, 2018
  • String Theory, Particle Physics and Cosmology Seminar held at Kenyatta University Business and Students Centre in Kenyatta University on 4th April, 2017.
  • Shaping the Future of the Nation through Innovation, Science and Technology Seminar held at Kenyatta University Business and Students Centre in Kenyatta University on 21st October, 2016.
  • Using Evidence to Improve Policy and Program Designs Seminar held at Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club on 14th June, 2016.