Meet the CSDI Team!
The CSDI Team
Abdi Zeila Dubow (pictured above) is the Head of Programmes at CSDI. He has been working in the arid and semiarid lands of Kenya throughout his professional life. He has an MSc in Environmental Science from Kenyatta University, specialising in GIS (Geographic Information System) management of desert landscapes. He has been working on ways to manage and control an invasive alien species that has colonised huge swathes of lands in Kenya's drylands, prosopis juliflora, as well as rehabilitating denuded rangeland environments. He has a number of publications, ranging from GIS assessment and monitoring of invasive species to agroforestry systems in arid landscapes. He previously worked as a project officer with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi and thereafter with a consultancy firm. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aden Sheikh Hassan is the Programmes Officer, Partnerships. He is a diplomatic relations expert with wide ranging experience in Kenya and the Greater Horn of Africa. He has an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Nairobi. He has written extensively on land management issues in the region and is a regular contributor to social science journals. He is responsible for programmes implementation at CSDI and has overall leadership in media liaisons. He can be reached at mailto:email@example.com.
Ben Okindo Miranga is the Programmes Officer, Climate Change and Community Development. He holds a Masters degree in Environmental Science from Kenyatta University and he has published over 10 scientific articles. For the last 5 years he has worked with both local and international NGOs on renewable energy and climate change issues. He has coordinated and participated in many international workshops. Mr. Miranga possesses good computer analytical tools, including ESI analysis of development projects. He has wide experience in baseline and evaluation studies and in the dissemination of information to desired target groups. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms Hodhan Jelle is Office Administrator. She has extensive trainings in office management systems and possesses Higher Diploma in Procurement and Supply from CIPS, UK, and she is responsible for managing finances and procurement issues at the CSDI office in Nairobi and the newly built office complex in Garissa. She can be reached at email@example.com
Osman Ibrahim is the Programs Assistant, based in Garissa. Osman has worked diligently on prosopis control programs and has acquired experience working with marginalised communities in NE Kenya. He has been trained by the inventor of the Groasis waterbox on its working and is now one of the two national experts on this invention. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.