Dr. Humphrey Agevi

Agevi is a PlanAdapt Fellow, based at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), Kenya

Agevi is an ecologist and specialist in climate change adaptation and resilience. His areas of interest are Biodiversity Conservation and Management, forestry, agroforestry, socio-ecological resilience and ecosystem services. He is currently among other scientists looking at Carbon and Nitrogen Budget for Sustainable Land Use and Improved Productivity among Communities Within the Kakamega Forest Ecosystem. He has been involved in the development of Biomass Allometric Estimation Model for Croton macrostachyus aimed at finding a robust way of determining the contribution of these trees in climate change mitigation. He has been a research scientist in Building Research Capacity for Sustainable Food and Water Security in Drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa (BRECcIA). Through the research aspects of community resilience to food and water security have been addressed. He has also been involved as a research scientist in GEF/ UNEP/ AGRA-funded project on up scaling sustainable land/forest management (SL/FM) practices to improve land productivity and forest conservation in western Kenya. He has been a principal investigator in investigating with case study of MMUST on how universities can go green in their operations in a project, “Assessment of Operations and Functions in Masinde Muliro University towards Carbon Management and Transformation into a Green and Sustainable University”.  He is among the lead team for the Kenya Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) national network. He is also a member of the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAP). Agevi has published on aspects which have focused on biodiversity, ecology, climate change and role of man in natural resources management (see his publication list here).

Agevi holds a PhD in Environmental Biology from Moi University-Kenya, Msc. In Environmental Biology and Bachelor of Education Science (Biology/Chemistry option) from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST). He is also a Fellow of My Community Our Earth (MyCOE)  where he was involved in the application of geographical information technologies in the management of natural resources.

For more info, please visit Agevi’s LinkedIn profile