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Personal Details

  1. Name: Pamela Marinda
  2. Year of Birth: 1974

My Contacts or

Personal Address

Nairobi, Kenya

Background Information

I am a Kenyan currently living in Nairobi. I am an Agricultural Economist. I did my Bachelor studies at Moi University, followed by an Msc at Kenyatta University in Kenya and proceeded to do a PhD at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. I have done additional training in Agricultural sciences and food security in the tropics and Sub tropics; Climate Change and its implications on Food security; and Agricultural Information Management. My research interests are in the following areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Food and nutrition security
  • Gender issues
  • Agricultural information management
  • Education

Work Experience

Between 2009 - 2012, I worked with ITOCA - The Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa within the Scientific Information for Agricultural Education in Africa Project and TEEAL hosted by Cornell Universty- Ithaca, New York. I was responsible for the implematation of project activities in the East Africa region. During this period, i provided training support to academic and research institutions in the Research4life programmes, the TEEAL database and other electronic resources relevant for academic and research purposes. Before joining ITOCA, I worked as a lecturer at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. Since 2009, I have served as a Science Trainer for the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellowship Programme where I provide training support to the AWARD's Science Corner stone. Currently, I am a member of a team working on three projects namely: 1. Improving Livelihood Security and Gender Relations in Rural Zambia and Malawi through Post-Harvest Fish Value Chain Innovations and Social Change Interventions; funded by the IDRC; 2. Enhancing the resilience of the Chisense fishery for food and nutrition security in Zambia: Phase 2” which aims to enhance the resilience of the Chisense fishery and associated value chains, a key food and nutrition security resource in Zambia; and 3. “Aquaculture and the poor: improving fish production, consumption and nutrition linkages” whose purpose is to generate knowledge of gendered fish consumption patterns amongst poor consumers, and to identify and communicate to key stakeholders, technology, institutional and policy innovations that support sustainable development of fish value chains.  Within these three projects, I am responsible for the nutrition and gender components. My hobbies include:

  1. swimming
  2. reading
  3. singing
  4. playing Tennis
  5. Cooking
    This pictures was taken from Flickr


Go to ITOCA website


  1. Go to TEEAL website
  2. Go to HINARI
  3. Go to AGORA
  4. Go to OARE


  1. Open Educational Resources
  2. Food Security Indicators and assessment methods
  3. Web2 tools
  4. MSC students supervised

Charity Work

Madchenschul project

A project in support of girls in secondary schools to pay their fees. The project was initiated in 2003 by Pamela Marinda and friends at St. Antonius Kirche in Hohenheim, Stuttgart. Fund raising activities were done by Pamela and friends. Odilo Metzler and the Fihavanana gruppe were instrumental in making this possible. By 2010, 25 girls had benefited from the project. In the same year, seven (7) of the students in the project were admitted at public universities between 2005 and 2009. Out of this, two have completed their Bachelor studies and five are still at the university. The students at the the university are pursuing the following degree programmes: Bachelor of Science in Bio-Chemistry (1); Agriculture (1), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1), Bachelor of Education degree (2); Bsc Information Science (1) and Architecture (1) In 2010, three girls completed their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KSCE) exams and joined public universities in 2012. Three students from the project will be joining the university in September 2015. One of the students scored a mean grad of A- in the 2014 KCSE exam. The other two students who also completed their KCSE in 2014, scored grade B+ each. Overall, the project has been a great success in transforming the lives of children who would have otherwise dropped out of school. The beneficieries of the project are expected to "give back to society" in some way either through volunteering, mentoring others in the project and in other ways they may choose. Many thanks to friends from Hohenheim community in Germany, friends from Kenya, USA and other parts of the world who continue to support the children.

Upendo women group

I am a member of Upendo women group. The group engages in charity work. We engage in fund raising activities to raising funds to support the children in the Madchenschul project with basic needs. Yearly activities are agreed upon by all group members.

Payiera 11:45, 17 September 2010 (UTC)