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Collins Otieno

Collins Otieno

History: Young Expert at Practica Foundation - Kenya
YEP period 2019 - 2021, batch 16

Position after YEP

M&E and Environmental specialist at Kijani Testing Ltd., Kenya

YEP Role 

As a Young Expert working for PRACTICA Foundation and Futurepump Kenya I am mainly involved in distributing new parts to customers for test, writing blogs on the case studies that we get from the field about our pump and mainly, data collection for monitoring and evaluation of the Sunflower solar irrigation pump. In order to ensure the pump meets customers’ requirements, relevant data on the technical performance, social, environmental and economic impact needed to be collected. I am also responsible of reporting the technical findings to our research and development team, this is an important aspect since we need to improve our pump to be able to meet consumers demands and keep up with the advance changes in technology. 

 

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Skills 

  • Agricultural economics and resource management 
  • Monitoring evaluation and learning 
  • Field data collection 

Background 

Nationality: Kenyan 

Education: BSc Agricultural Economics and Resource Management from Moi University in Kenya

 

Experience before YEP 

Before becoming a Young Expert, I have been working with Futurepump Kenya as the M&E assistant major task involving meeting with farmers and getting to know there feedback on the pump since it was a new product then and for the purpose of improvement and marketing Before that, I worked as a research assistant at Ecofinder Kenya, this organization deals with wetland conservation and my major role here was to come up with ideas to help in reclaiming wetlands. 

 

I also worked as an intern with the Ministry of Agriculture Kisumu County as a researcher in finding market prices for the agricultural products and educating farmers on the importance of value addition for their products.

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