Koech Oscar Kipchirchir holds a Ph.D in Drylands Resource Management, MSc degree in Range Management and BSc degree in Range Management (First class honours), all from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.  He is currently a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi, Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (https://larmat.uonbi.ac.ke/). He has worked as researcher in various projects addressing climate change and adaptation in rangelands of Kenya, also as a consultant for various tasks on environmental conservation, rangeland management and food security and pastoral livelihoods in the horn of Africa. His field of specialization is dry land resource management: Livestock feed resources, livestock nutrition, environmental management and conservation. His interests are in the management of invasive species (Prosopis juliflora) in the drylands. He has also worked in adaptation of livestock production systems to the changing climatic conditions, mainly focusing on reducing methane emissions (CH4) from livestock feeding systems in the drylands.


Dr. Koech has been the Co-PI in the Project in charge of coordinating Project activities in Kenya. He has been working with the communities in the Project areas on Project activities implementation, including co-ordination of Prosopis juliflora research samples collection for quality analyses at Nottingham University.