Mary Ivy Wanjiku Kimama

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Mary Ivy Wanjiku Kimama

Senior Research Scientist
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Designation : Senior Research Scientist
Expertise : Environment and Quality Assurance


  1. Kimama Ivy et al., “Assessment of factor affecting adoption of ISO 14001 Standards in the public sector,Case study of Ministry of Environment & Forestry,Nairobi,Kenya.”in the 1st EIK Environmental Conference, on 24th – 25th November 2022.
  2. Kimama Ivy et al., “Assessment of factor affecting adoption of ISO 14001 Standards in the public sector,Case study of Ministry of Environment & Forestry,Nairobi,Kenya. ”inthe 1st EIK Environmental Conference, Book of Abstracts, 24th – 25th November 2022.


  • 2014 – to Date : Research Scientist (Quality Assurance & Environmental Management)Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)

Proffesional Achievements

  1. Successfully initiated Integrated Management System (ISO 9001 & 14001) and led the institute to certification and implementation of both EMS and QMS
  2. Coordinated the Performance Contract Secretariat that led to achievement of “excellent score” in government performance contract evaluation for the first time in KEFRI
  3. Led the Institute to acquiring 1st position in 2017 and 2022 ASK Tradefair show for demonstration of best Environmental and Quality practices
  4. Successfully inducted over 500 students and stakeholders to raise awareness of both EMS and QMS implementation
  5. Successfully and most actively represented the Institute in various national and international collaborations including participating in steering committees such as National Environment day steering committees, National wetlands day, Environmental conference steering committee and EMS P-twinning collaboration between Japan and Kenya through KEBS

Academic Qualification

  • 2018– 2020: University of Nairobi, Kenya Masters Degree- Environmental Planning and Management
  • 2018 Kenya School of Government Certification in Result Based Monitoring & Evaluationa
  • 2008 – 2012: Makerere University,Uganda Bachelors degree- Environmental Management Second Class Honors
  • 2003 – 2007: St.Lawrence Citizens High School Division 1- In Uganda Certificate of Secondary Education (UCSE)
  • 1994 – 2001: Bathi Primary School C in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE)

Key Competencies

  1. Environmental Management and auditing, quality assurance, risk management, performance contracting, monitoring and evaluation, management systems (ISO stardards), research and development, environmental management, occupational safety and health.


  • Quality Management System (ISO 9001) Lead & internal auditors’ training
  • Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) internal auditors’ training
  • Information Security Management System (ISO 27001) training
  • Occupational Safety and Health, and fire safety training
  • Performance Contracting
  • Environmental impact assessment (EIA) training
  • Root-cause analysis & objectives setting training
  • Result Based Monitoring & Evaluation (RBM&E)
  • Technical Committee 156 P-Twinning training
  • Technical Committee 177 -OSH training
  • Technical Committee 154-QMS training
  • Trained on ToT (trainer of trainers)