Dr. Washington Odongo Ochola

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Washington Odongo Ochola is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Education and Extension, Egerton University - KENYA. He holds a PhD in sustainable agriculture and rural development. His fields of interest include sustainable agriculture and rural development, agricultural information and communication management, agricultural and environmental systems assessment and reporting, scenario (future) studies and participatory technology development. He has done research and published in the following areas: agricultural extension impact assessment, livelihoods and rural innovations, gender and agriculture, ICT for sustainable agricultural development, climate change adaptation, scenario building for policy analysis and ecosystems change among others. He has authored several book chapters and journal articles. He is also a reviewer for leading refereed journals. He has been a lead author in a number of international assessment processes including the United Nation Environment Program's (UNEP’s) Second Africa Environment Outlook (AEO-2) and the Fourth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4) as well as the World Bank's, International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD). He recently with others authored the inaugural Strategy for Global Environmental Change (GEC) Research in Africa: Science Plan and Implementation Strategy, under the African Network of Earth Systems Sciences (AfricanNESS). He is currently working with other global scientists on a new book entitled Planet in 2050. He has supervised many MSc and PhD students. He is also a global trainer on scenario and policy analysis for integrated agricultural/environmental assessment and reporting. He has strong facilitation skills and has facilitated a wide range of workshops and project development internationally in scientific and proposal writing, web 2.0 tools, international assessments, curriculum development, participatory technology development, ICT for university training and research collaboration, participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E), as well as project design, monitoring and evaluation. He is married to Maureen and has two children: Tamara and Willard. He can be contacted at: Egerton University, Department of Agricultural Education and Extension, P.O. Box 536, Egerton – Kenya. Tel: +254-721-986-770, E-mail: Email=babatamara@yahoo.com