Asha Ahmed Farah

Asha Ahmed Farah

Research Scientist
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Designation : Research Scientist
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  • 2020 DEC to date : Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) - Assistant Research Officer
  • 2020- to date : Partnerships and resource Mobilization Officer

Administrative Responsibility

  1. Development of partnerships tools and protocols
  2. Monitoring and evaluation of projects
  3. Coordination and implementation of various projects.
  4. Development of proposals for interventions and funding.
  5. Collaboration and partnerships with partners such as ICRAF, TSBF, Wye College (Britain) in
  6. research and poverty alienation.

Academic Qualification

  • 2014- 2018 : Environmental Studies- Community Development,Kenyatta University
  • 2010-2013 : Nairobi Muslim Academy
  • 2002-2009 : Sunshine Primary

Key Competencies

  1. Socio-economic studies related to indigenous use and distribution of various forest products
  2. Forestry extension/information dissemination and training: This includes practical community training on propagation of bamboo, Melia volkensii and other tree species
  3. Participatory Forest management research
  4. Use of SPSS for data analysis
  5. Establishment and management of research trials

Other Courses

  • Jan to Feb 2020 : Senior Management Course (Kenya School of Government, Kabete)
  • November 2014 : Performance Management Training organized by KEFRI and Career Route
  • September 2014 : Training workshop for professionals on Rapid carbon Stock appraisal organized by African Forest Forum (AFF), KEFRI, Kitui, Kenya.
  • June 2013 : Breeding Theory Training, Japan
  • May 2013 : Resource Use Conflict Management Course, CETRAD, Nanyuki, Kenya
  • April to June 2012 : Training on Bamboo Propagation, utilization and management, China.
  • Mar 2012 : Training on Marketing Analysis and Market Development Supported by Miti Mingi Maisha Bora Programme, Machakos-Kenya
  • Feb 2012 : Extension material Preparation, Muguga, Nairobi.
  • Sept 2009 : International Forestry Resources and Institutions Regional Training, Muguga, Kenya.
  • Dec. 2002 : Plant improvement (grafting) held at Kibwezi, Kenya.
  • Nov-Dec. 2000 : Use of Photo shop and Page maker for Publication organized by Winrock International held at Kitui KEFRI Centre, Kenya.
  • Aug.–Oct. 2000 : Joint training course on social forestry in Japan organized by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
  • Sept. 2000 : Basic computer training course (Microsoft windows and Microsoft office) organized by Tsukuba International Academy in Conjunction with JICA, Japan.
  • July 1999 : Computer training Course on Microsoft word 97, Microsoft Excel 97 and Windows 98 Disk operating System.
  • Feb. 1998 : Socio-economic survey training held at Kitui Regional research Centre.
  • July 1997 : Training of Trainers course conducted by Kenya/Japan Social Forestry Training Project, Muguga, Kenya.
  • Feb. - Mar 1997 : First regional refresher course for Alumni of IAC-International course on the design of community forestry held at Muguga, Kenya.
  • 17- 27 Nov. 1996 : Training workshop on how to grow and use Azadirachta indica (A. Juss) held at ICIPE’s Mbita point field station (Kenya).