Dr. George Tom Ekisa

Name: Dr. George Tom Ekisa (PhD)

Director, Institute Of Gender and Development Studies

Contact details:


Website: kibu.ac.ke

Academic Qualification

Institution [ Date from – to ]Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
Moi University, Kenya, 2003-2010DPhil
Moi University, Kenya, 1996-2000MPhil
Egerton University, Kenya, 1990-1995BSc.

Field of Specialization

Environmental Studies- Human Ecology

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Environmental Institute of Kenya (EIK)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Lead Expert Registered with NEMA

Work Experience

Date from toInstitution, Location (City, Country)Person Responsible ToPositionResponsibilities/Duties
2015 –To dateKibabii University, Bungoma KenyaDVC (ASA)/DEAN/CODDirector and Senior Lecturer
  • Managing the Directorate of the Institute of Gender and Development Studies
  • Policy formulation for the directorate and implementation
  • Teaching and Research
2011-2015University of EldoretHead of DepartmentLecturerTeaching and Research
2003-2011Moi UniversityHead of DepartmentJunior Research FellowResearch

Professional Research Interest

  • Community participation in development and environmental conservation
  • Organizational aspects of environmental conservation
  • Global climate change and impacts on local livelihoods and resource conservation i.e. climate change and local livelihoods
  • Other Research Interests
  • Participatory Development
  • Sustainable community development
  • Dry land environment and development
  • Land tenure and changes issues
  • Environmental and resource policy analysis
  • Community conservation
  • Gender and environment
  • Tourism and environment
  • Poverty studies
  • Resource use conflicts in Rangelands

Research Experience and Funds Attracted

YearPosition in ProjectResponsibilities/DutiesResearch/Project TitleAmount (?, €, $, KES)
2014Team memberData collection analysis and reportingEnhancing response mechanisms of smallholder farmers to impacts of climate and environmental variability in Laikipia and Narok Counties of Kenya”Kshs 2.3M
2005PIData collection analysis and reportingD.Phil. research: The role of Community-Based Organizations in Community Development: Integrating Environment for Sustainable Development in Teso and Busia Districts, KenyaKshs 165,000
2001Proposal writer and project coordinatorOver CBOs implement the projectsCapacity building for CBOs in Busia and Teso districtsKshs 2.5M


YearPosition in Consultancy TeamResponsibilities/DutiesConsultancy/Project TitleAmount (?, €, $, KES)
2016Lead ExpertOversee implementation of the projectE.S.I.A for borehole drilling at Fr. Okodoi Secondary School (Busia County)Ksh 200,000
2007PIOversee implementation of the projectMid-term external programme evaluation for WEAEP-KakamegaKsh 500,000

Selected Publications 2015-2018: Scientific Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  1. Emmanuel Kiprotich Meli, Mark Kiptui and Tom George Ekisa: Livelihood Impacts of Sand Harvesting along Kerio River, in Kerio Valley- Kenya. 1E – ISSN: 2214 – 56326 2 p – ISSN: 3214 – 79933. Volume 1, Issue 2. Ver. I (October, 2017) http://www.reviewedjournal.com/preview-article? Preview=d82c8d1619ad8176d665453cfb2e55f0
  2. 2016 December: George Tom EKISA and OKELLO Samuel Victor: Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Amboseli Ecosystem: Implications for Sustainable Livelihoods and Wildlife Conservation. International Journal of Innovative Agriculture & Biology Research 4(4):7-17, Oct.-Dec., 2016 SEAHI PUBLICATIONS, 2016 www.seahipaj.org ISSN:2354-2934
  3. 2016 June: Ekisa T George: Food security and Nutrition in the changing Land Tenure and Use in Southern Rangelands of Kenya. Direct Research Journal of Agriculture and food science. http://directresearchpublisher.org/aboutjournal. Vol.4 (6), pp. 20-27, June 2016 ISSN 2354-4147
  4. 2016 May: Jepchirchir Tisia, Ekisa T George, and Saina K Christopher: Horticultural innovation practice, challenges and impacts on livelihoods among farmers in Wareng sub-country, Kenya. International Journal of Academic Research and Development ISSN: 2455-4197, www.newresearchjournal.com/academic : Volume 1; Issue 5; May 2016; Page No. 01-04
  5. 2015 March: Juma E. A. B., Simiyu, R. R., Kombo, N.P and Ekisa G. T: Urban Youths Participation in Vegetable Production in Kakamega Town: Opportunities and Challenges. Research Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Management. Vol. 4(3), pp. 149-157, March, 2015. Available online at http://www.apexjournal.org. ISSN 2315 – 8719© 2015 Apex Journal International
  6. 2015 March: Kombo, N.P. and Ekisa, G.T.: The impacts of land use changes on the Maasai community in Kajiado County, Kenya. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies & Management 8(4): 433 – 441, 2015. ISSN: 1998-0507 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ejesm.v8i4.8.