Dr. Barack Okoba

Dr. Barrack Okoda

Sub-Programme Leader, Resilient Food and Livelihood Systems - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Dr. Barrack Okoda:

MSc in Organization Development (OD), United States International University-Africa, 2014
Ph.D in Production Ecology and Resource Conservation, Wageningen University, the Netherlands, 2005.
MSc in Watershed Conservation and Management, International Institute of Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC), Enschede, the Netherlands, 1994.
Post Graduate Diploma in Water Resources Surveys, International Institute of Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences Institute (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands, 1993.
BSc in Agricultural Engineering, Jomo Kenyatta College of Agriculture and technology (Currently JKUAT) Nairobi, Kenya, 1986

Email private: Okoba2000@yahoo.com; Barrack.okoba@gmail.com;
Email official : Barrack.okoba@fao.org;
Cell phone: +254-721775086

Dr. Barrack Okoba, is a Ph.D in Production Ecology and Resource Conservation, Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Since graduating in 2004, he served as Senior Principal Research scientist at KARI coordinating Soil and Water Management programme thereafter joined FAO of United Nations, Kenya office, as the team leader for the Resilient Food and Livelihood Systems sub-programme. His mandate includes designing and implementing projects on capacity strengthening of government officers and systems on climate change, mainstreaming climate smart-agriculture practices in food systems as well as promoting agri-nutrition concepts in agricultural systems.

His strong academic background is well blended with over 20 years of solid work experience in agricultural policy analysis, programme development, management and technical advisory services in the climate change space. He has a proven track record of initiating and nurturing strategic partnerships with donors, national governments and development partners; resource mobilization for development and research programs and knowledge management. He is an accomplished author, having published extensively in scientific journals (Over 30), book chapters (over 10) and training manuals (0ver 15) in the relevant thematic areas.