Irene Awino Ojuok

Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Gender
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
Research countries
  • Germany
  • Kenya
Working groups

ZEF Gender working group

Professional experience


Irene Ojuok in an Environmentalist with over 10 years’ experience working with rural communities in Kenya while working with World Vision Kenya. She holds a Bachelors in Environmental Studies, Masters in Project Planning and Management and recently has commenced her Doctoral research in Land Degradation and Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) in Kenya at the Right Livelihood College (RLC), Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn. Irene has vast experience in; project design & implementation, capacity building, fund raising, advocacy & policy influence, private sector partnerships and engagements, gender mainstreaming and documentation mainly on FMNR including other sustainable land management practices, climate change and community driven development models. She is passionate in transforming lives and landscapes through sustainable land restoration and livelihoods strengthening efforts notably FMNR which have seen her honored as Global Evergreening Ambassador, Tree Ambassador by Total Eco Challenge Kenya in 2016 and Global FMNR champion through FMNR Hub.


Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management

Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Resource Conservation)


Environment and Climate Change

Funding institutions

DAAD and Right Livelihood College


Genscherallee 3

53113 Bonn, Germany

(+49) 15166989996

Thesis title

Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration: Rehabilitation of degraded smallholders land in Baringo County, Kenya

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Christian Borgesmeister

Tony Rinaudo - Right Livelihood Laureate

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Till Stellmacher


Ojuok, I. and T. Ndayizigiye.  2020.  Women Participation in Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration for Climate Resilience: Laisamis Marsabit County, Kenya.  In: Leal Filho, Walter Nicholas Ogugu, Lydia Adelake, Desalegn Ayal & Izael da Silva (eds.): African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation. Springer, Cham.   1-19.  Further Information

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Irene Awino Ojuok

Junior Researcher


Ecology and Natural Resources Management


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