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Title/Qualifications
: PhD.
Department/Unit/Section: Environmental Studies & Community Development
Contact Address
: P.O. Box 43844-00100
Position
: Lecturer
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Area of Specialization: Natural Resources Management
Research Interests: Renewable Energy Resources, Climate Smart Agriculture, Climate Change & Justice, Ecosystem management
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&authuser=1&user=iOCf5k8AAAAJ
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0361-7976



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Publications

Referred Journals

  • Nzei, J.M.; Ngarega, B.K.; Mwanzia, V.M.; Kurauka, J.K.; Wang, Q.-F.; Chen, J.-M.; Li, Z.-Z.; Pan, C. Assessment of Climate Change and Land Use Effects on Water Lily (Nymphaea L.) Habitat Suitability in South America. Diversity 2022, 14, 830. https://doi.org/10.3390/d14100830.
  • Mwarania, F., Yongmei, L., Mumbi, A. Kurauka, J. A Review of Current Situation and Problems Water Resources in Shanghai, Chaina.International Journal of Scientific Engineering Research. Vol. 8. Issue 12, Dec 2017.

Conference/Workshops/Seminar Papers

  • Thuita, T. and Kurauka, J.K. Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice, 28.06.2022, Kenyatta University. Organized by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance. Topic presented – Foundations of Human Induced Climate Change.
  • Thuita, T. and Kurauka, J.K. Development of a Training module on Foundations of Human Induced Climate Change. Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice, 28.06.2022, Kenyatta University. Organized by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance.
  • Kurauka, J.K. Resource Person/Facilitator: National Civil Society Workshop on the Implementation of the Climate Change Act, 2016 and UNFCCC-COP 22 Strategy. Overview of the National Climate Change Act, 2016. Panafric Hotel, Nairobi-Kenya, 21st July, 2016.
  • Kurauka, J.K. Factors that mitigate gender disparity in education among refugees in dadaab refugee camp, Kenya. A Paper Presented in Restructuring Refuge and Settlement: Responding to the Global Dynamics of Displacement Conference Organized by the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS), York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada May 16-18, 2012.
  • Kurauka, J.K. Resource Person - Climate change to support the inclusion of adaptation strategies within Narok County Government policies. Indigenous Information Network (IIN), Narok Town, 29th September, 2014.
  • Kurauka, J.K. Presented a paper on Oil and Gas Discoveries in Kenya and the Region: Opportunities and Challenges. ISS and Hanns Seidel Foundation Seminar, Nairobi, 6th November, 2012.
  • Kurauka, J.K. Resource Person/Facilitator: Climate Change, Sectoral Vulnerabilities and Impacts on People and Livelihoods in the Meru County. Multi-stakeholder Inception Workshop for The Meru County Climate Change Resilience Project Victoria Hotel, Laare, Meru County Date: Monday 17th August, 2015.
  • Kurauka, J.K. Resource Person/Facilitator: Climate Change, Sectoral Vulnerabilities and Impacts on People and Livelihoods in the Meru County. Multi-stakeholder Inception Workshop for The Meru County Climate Change Resilience Project Alba Hotel, Meru County Date: Monday 12th October, 2015.
  • Kurauka, J.K. Resource Person/Facilitator: Community Sensitization Forums on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction, Maralal Samburu County. Date: 2nd April, 2012.

Student Co-authored Publications

  • Omwami, Dancun, Kurauka, J.K. and Ochola, S. O., (2022). Examining the Effectiveness of the Wash Programme on Public Health in Public Schools in Kisumu East Sub-county, Kenya. Asian Journal of Geographical Research, 5(1): 47-56, 2022; Article no.AJGR.8587. ISSN: 2582-2985.
  • Zipporah Lonzi, Felix Lamech Mogambi Ming’ate, Joseph K. Kurauka. (2022). Effectiveness of Government Policies in Governing Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve in Kenya. SSRG International Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Science, 9(2), 29-33. https://doi.org/10.14445/23942568/IJAES-V9I2P104.
  • Odeny, J. A., Maingi, S.W. and Kurauka, J. (2020). “The role of procurement procedures in environmental management: A case study of classified hotels in Mombasa County, Kenya" Journal of Hotel and Tourism Management, 2020, Vol. 8, No. 1: 11-23. UDC: 338.48-6:502/504(676.2) DOI: 10.5937/menhottur2001011A.

Other Publications

Preparation of the following farmers’ agroforestry extension manuals:

  • Mugo, F. W. and Kurauka, J. K. (2004). Acacia species in Kenya. A reference manual for extension. Acacia species discussed in this manual includes: abyssinica, A. lahai, A. mearnsii, A. nilotica, A. polycantha, A. senegal, A. seyal, A. tortilis and A. xanthophloea.
  • Mugo, F. W. and Kurauka, J. K. (2004). Selected highland species in Kenya. A reference manual for extension. Selected species discussed in this manual includes: Bridelia micrantha, Cordia africana, Croton macrostarchyus, Croton megalocarpus, Maesopsis eminii, Markhamia lutea, Olea capensis welwitschii, Prunus africana, Psidium guajava, Vitex keniensis and Ocotea usambarensis.
  • Masake R., Boit A., Dr. Mugo, F. W., Muyenge S. and Kurauka, J. K. (2007). Subsistence Wood and Tree Requirements for Household Use and Ecological Sustainability in Kamelili Sub-location of Tinderet Division, Nandi South. CARPA Working Paper Series, No. 1, 2007.
  • Kurauka, J.K. (2004). An Investigation of Wood Products Consumption in Kisumu: Implications for Sustained Tree planting. Unpublished M. Env. Sci. Thesis, Kenyatta University.

Conferenced/Workshops/Seminars Attended

Conferences Attended

  • African multi-stakeholder dialogue on COP 28 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia held from 12th - 19th February, 2023. Presented a paper on Just Energy Transition/ Transformation for Africa
  • Parliamentary Dialogue which will take place at the sideline of the Africa Climate Summit. The dialogue will take place on 31st August and 1st September 2023.
  • Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) programme, we are pleased to invite you to the 7th Climate Change and Development in Africa Conference (CCDA-VII) scheduled to take place from the 10th - 12th October 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Workshops Attended

  • What is the Future of Dams and Major WEFE (Water/Energy/Food/Environment) Nexus Programmes? Held on Apr 5, 2022 03:00 PM London.
  • Theme: 'Challenges and Opportunities for Co-existence: Energy Development and Sustainable Ocean Governance. Topic: 'Sustainable Ocean Governance and the Energy Sector: Legal and Policy Developments. Held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.
  • Presented a Paper of Biofuels in Kenya during a Multifaceted Conversations on Development and Policy Issues held from 4th-7th April 2018 at MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS-TCDC).
  • Presented on Overview of the Kenya National Climate Change Act, 2016. National Civil Society Workshop on the Implementation of the Climate Change Act, 2016 and UNFCCC-COP 22 Strategy; Held on 21st July, 2016.

Seminars Attended

  • Lessons in Co-Production of Climate Services from African Case Studies, Organised by Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa (WISER), October 2019.

Editor/ Peer review in journals

Reviewer:

  • The Journal of Water Resource and Protection (JWARP);
  • Conservation & Society

Networks/ Collaborations;

  • Memorandum of Understanding MOU signed on 9th December, 2021 between Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and Kenyatta University through the Department of Environmental Studies & Community Development, School of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences.  

Output of collaboration:

  • Cohort I of the Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice (NSSCJ) at Kenyatta University held from 29th August to 11th September, 2021. The programme targeted 250 youths from 47 countries in African and Global South.
  • Cohort II of the Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice (NSSCJ) at Kenyatta University held from June 27th – 9th July 2022. The programme targeted 285 youths from 49 countries in African and Global South.
  • Cohort II of the Nairobi Summer School on Climate Justice (NSSCJ) at Kenyatta University held from 3rd – 15th July 2023. The programme targeted 300 youths from 77 countries in African and Global South & North.

Community Service and Other Engagements

  • Chairman, Board of Management (BOM) of M.C.K Ntiba Day Secondary School from 4th July 2017 to July 2022.
  • Member of the National Panel of Experts (NOPE), Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP).

Affiliation of Professional Bodies

Membership in professional associations and publications:

  • Registered as an EIA/Audit Lead Expert with NEMA under the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) 1999 and Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit Regulations 2003.
  • Member, Environment Institute Kenya (EIK).
  • Kenya Wetlands Forum;
  • Kenya Climate Change Working Group;

Administrative Positions Held

Recognized university administrative positions

  • 15th January, 2020-to-date: Chairman, Department of Environmental Studies and Community Development, Kenyatta University.
  • September, 2016-to- 15th January, 2020: Examination Coordinator, Kenyatta University, Department of Environmental Studies and Community Development.

Other administrative positions Held

  • October, 2014-to- September, 2016: Practicum Coordinator, Kenyatta University, School of Environmental Studies.
  • October, 2013-to-date: Practicum Coordinator, Kenyatta University, Department of Environmental Studies and Community Development.
  • October, 2011-to-date: Field Trips Coordinator, Kenyatta University, Department of Environmental Studies and Community Development.
  • October, 2014-to-date: Board Member, Kenyatta University, Centre for Refugee Studies and Empowerment.
  • December 2011-to-June, 2012: Research Assistant. Feasibility Studies for Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER). The Provision of Higher Education for Refugees in the Dadaab Camps, Kenya.