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John Gakunga

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area

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About John Gakunga:

We wish to introduce our TRUST’s brief statement thus: Interwaste R&D (EA) Trust is a nonprofit and UNEP Scientific AND Technical Community Group, registered in Kenya, and focused in Africa and also UNEP/UNCCD accredited and member/ partner of CTCN, IWA, Sustainable Building and Construction of One Planet Network, ClimateWork Foundation etc. As principal catalyst partner, we are looking for strategic and specialized partners, investors, volunteering experts and technical assistance for implementation services of our initiatives in Africa, through value addition and use of advanced technologies currently available, while inspiring circular economy solutions from around the Globe. Our concerns are environmental challenges caused by urban solid waste , wastewater, WASH, agriculture/irrigation, DEFORESTATION, AFFORESTATION, cities underground infrastructures (water, sewer lines etc ) assessment, and chemical and hazardous wastes sectors in Africa and others like;
Desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD)
Integrated water management, Agro-forestry
Soil conservation
Rangeland management
Ecological monitoring and early warning systems
New and renewable energy sources and technologies
Sustainable agricultural farming systems
Climate Change
World Circular Economy Innovations/Solutions
And look forward to planet pollution free. We target waste to energy schemes, urban waste, wastewater engineering, land filling engineering, landfill gas, dump sites rehabilitation; with development of mechanism for reduction of GHG Emissions developing countries; anaerobic
digestion and Bioelectrochemical systems, education, research & development and training young men and women in these sectors in Africa. We need support from countries, companies and experts with environmental success stories and other infrastructure development projects (including real estate) as committed relevant Organizations. We need to establish a partners consortium –working together to accelerate climate action, planning, budgeting in Africa. Thank you.

 

 

Experience

  • 2016 to June, 2020- Lecturer, Department of Construction and Real Estate, School of Architecture and Built Environment, Kenyatta University, Nairobi.

 

  • March 2006 to 2016 - Lecturers, Dept of Water and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, Kenyatta University, Nairobi.

 

  • Other duties: Departmental Examinations Coordinator and ISO Representative.

 

  • 1994 – Feb 2005 – Independent Management Consultant
    • Nov 1998 – Dec 2005- Independent Management Consultant- advice to small and medium scale Contractors/Businessmen in Kenya;

 

  • Sept 1997 –Oct 1998 Management Consultant- Africon / Gado Joint Venture (World

Bank Project), KUTIP- Management and Technical Assistance Consultant as an Assistant Zonal Engineer.

 

  • Aug 1985 - Apr 1990 - General Manager, Mitchell Cotts Kenya Limited;
  • Jan 1981- Jun 1985 - Assistant Civil Engineer, Kenya Tea Development Agency;
  • Mar 1980 – Dec 1980 – Construction Firm Manager, Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology

 

  • Dec 1968 – Feb 1980 - Technician Trainee/Assistant Resident Engineer, Nairobi City Council, now City County Government.

Education

November 1993:Master of Philosophy in Civil EngineeringUniversity of Glamorgan, Now University of Wales, UK.
7th October 1992:Post graduate Diploma in Management studiesUniversity of Glamorgan, Now University ofWales, UK.
November 1991:Post graduate Certificate in Management studiesUniversity of Glamorgan, Now University of Wales, UK.
June 1974:Higher National Diploma in ConstructionUganda Technical College, Kampala, Uganda
December 1971:Ordinary Diploma in Building and Civil EngineeringKenya Polytechnic, Nairobi Kenya
1964 1967:Cambridge School CertificateKapsabet Boys High School, Kenya

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