1. Personal information
* Name: Joseph Wanjala Munyasi
* Marital status: Married
* Age: 44 years
* Place of birth: Bungoma
Tel. No. +254720860938
· English, Swahili and Luhya
3. Academic qualifications:
- 2002-2004, Msc. Science, Southern Cross University Lismore, NSW, Australia.
- 1994-1998, Bsc. Natural Resources Management (upper 2nd class Hon), Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.
- 1984-1987, Diploma, Range Management, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya
- 1982-1983, Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education, Friends School Kamusinga, Kimilili, Kenya.
- 1978-1981 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, Malava High School, Malava, Kenya.
4. Professional qualifications:
- 2005, Certificate of attendance on Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit, [Kenya Institute of Administration, Nairobi, Kenya.
- 2000, Certificate of attendance on Sustainable Land Management (SDL) – Impact monitoring, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Machakos, Kenya
- 1999, Certificate of attendance on gender training as gender adviser, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
- 1999, Certificate of attendance on On-Farm Experimental Design and Computerized Analysis of Statistical Data – Crop Management Research and Extension (CMRT)), Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.
- 1998, Certificate of attendance on gender sensitization in Agricultural Research and Extension, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kiboko, Kenya.
- 1997, Certificate of attendance on Information Technology, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya
5. Scientific output/Publications:
- Munyasi J.W, 2004, Adoption of weed management technologies for natural pasture improvement in the South-eastern Kenyan Rangelands. Msc. Thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia
- Munyasi J.W and Nichols J.D 2007. Communities and contrasting values attached to pasture weeds: the case of the Maasai and Kamba peoples in south-east Kenyan rangelands. Agro-forestry Systems, Vol. 70 pp185-195
- Munyasi, J.W.; Lloyd, D and Doland, J.N 2003. Information Sources and Dispersal Channels in the Extension of Pasture Weed Management Technologies in South- Eastern Kenya Rangelands. Refereed conference paper held at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
- Munyasi J.W, Esilaba A.O, Wekesa L and Ego W. 2007. Policy issues affecting integrated natural resource management and utilization in arid and semi arid lands of Kenya. (Eds: Andre Bationo, Jeremiah M.Okeyo, Boaz S. Waswa, Paul Mapfumo, Fredah Maina and Job Kihara). Innovations as a key to the green revolution in Africa: Exploring the scientific facts. Symposium abstracts held in Arusha, Tanzania
- Munyasi, J.W 2006: Evaluation of Factors Hindering the Adoption of Recommended Bush Management Technologies in Southern Kenya Rangelands. Refereed paper in the 10th KARI Biennial Scientific conference and the second agricultural forum, Nairobi, Kenya]
- Musembi, D.K, Katiku, P.N, Gitunu, A.M.M and Munyasi, J.W. 2006. The use of indigenous knowledge in natural resources management and biodiversity conservation among the Kamba community in Makueni District. Refereed paper in the 10th KARI Biennial Scientific conference and the second agricultural forum, Nairobi, Kenya.
- Gicheru P.T, Sijali, I.V, Munyasi J.W, Muthiani, E and karanja F 2007. Environmental Project Report on the proposed extension of the irrigation systems at the dryland Maize experimental station, KARI Kiboko, Kibwezi district.
- Munyasi J.W, Gachimbi L and Gicheru P.T. Environmental and Social Management Framework for Kenya Agricultural Productivity Programme (KAPP), 2008.
- Musembi D.K and Munyasi J.W 2007: Understanding Rangeland Rainfall for Sustainable Productivity” Referred conference paper held at Embu on 26th to 30th 2007.
- Reviewed two refereed papers for publication in the international conference proceedings as a chapter in the book (in press). Paper titles: “Socio-economic characterization of communities with different potato market linkages in the highlands of Southern Uganda” and “Crop rotation leguminous crops as soil fertility in pearl millet production system”.
- 2006- Collaborated with the University of Nairobi and won funding from African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) on designing and promoting small scale sisal decorticator for poverty reduction in Arid Lands of Kenya.
- 2004– Provide a technical advice to Eritrea Government on management of degraded natural resources.
- 2003-Tutored Environmental Science undergraduate students at Southern Cross University, Australia.
- Training farmers and other stakeholders on farming technology
- Proposal formulation, implementation and monitoring either individually or collaboratively with other peers.
- Munyasi, J.W, 1999, 2000, 2005 2006, 2007 and 2009. KARI Annual reports.
6. Leadership qualities:
- 2009 to date- Lead expert environmental Impact Assessment and Audit
- 2009 to date – Programme Coordinator – Kenyan Arid and Semi Arid Lands (KASAL)
- 2007 to date – Programme Coordinator – Agricultural Technology and Information Response Initiative (ATIRI).
- 2007 to-date – Member of Centre Staff Advisory committee- KARI Kiboko 2001 to-date Gender advisor – KARI Kiboko