Meet this months's Inspiring Biophilic Young Voice and Mentor
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS AND MENTOR
His talk will be on Being an Environmental Influencer , on Thursday (2 July 2020) from 3:00 pm EAT.
Victor Onjolo is a J.K.U.A.T graduate (2013-2017) of Plant Ecology and Environmental Science, and New MSC. (Botany) at University of Chinese Academy of Science Beijing- China (2018-2024). He can speak both English, Swahili, Luo and a little of Kalenjin and Chinese. Ever since his childhood, he was always an outgoing child and this habit has grown with him until now. He is an open-minded person and exploration is one of his interests. He enjoys volunteering and helping other people grow as well as giving back to the society because he believes in the habit of living for others.
He is passionate about environmental conservation and protection because through his experience with nature, he has come to fully understand it’s importance and the mandate that we human beings have in safe guarding the environment. To fulfill this call, he volunteers with several organizations that champion the conservation of the environment through education, awareness creation, tree planting expeditions and social media streaming.
The talk will be on Journey into Conservation Photography in Kenya.Thursday (9th July 2020) from 5:30 pm EAT.
ABOUT THIS MONTH BIOPHILIC MENTORS
His talk will be on Opportunities for Young People in Nature, Environment, and Wildlife Filmmaking in Africa.
23rd July 2020. from 5:30 PM (EAT)
His talk will be on Landscape Ecology and Conservation.
30th July 2020. from 5:30 PM (EAT)
Dr. David Kimiti
Dr. David Kimiti (davidkimiti.com) is a Rangeland scientist whose work focuses on restoration ecology and the inventory, assessment, and monitoring of Rangeland resources. David currently works as Head of Research & Monitoring at Lewa Wildlife conservancy and has been with the organization since July 2017.
Dr. Kimiti is broadly experienced in rangeland science and management, having studied elephant ecology and impact on woody vegetation for his Master’s degree at the University of Nairobi, followed by two years practicing rangeland restoration and monitoring across the Ewaso ecosystem in northern Kenya. David obtained his PhD in Range Science from New Mexico State University in May 2017, specializing in Restoration ecology.
His research and management interests include rangeland restoration, natural resource inventory and monitoring, human-wildlife interactions, and the influence of patch-level climate, site, and soil characteristics on ecosystem structure and function. In his spare time, David enjoys photography, obscure trivia, and unreasonably detailed conversations about A song of Ice and Fire