Lake Turkana Advisory Group

(LTuAG)

The Lake Turkana Advisory Group (LTuAG) was established in November of 2019. 

LTuAG Mission:

To enhance communication and collaboration of entities across borders and sectors that work to research and solve issues that impact the health of the lake and surrounding communities

Goals, priorities and issues that need addressing:

  • Standardization of research protocols on the lake (sample the same on both countries) in order to make the results comparable for the concerning lake.

  • To identify lacking information and knowledge gaps in the scientific research on Lake Kivu 

  • Build technical capacity and acquire research equipment

  • Training of human resources

  • Promote research and education and support them through project proposals, fundraising, and other means

Lake Turkana Advisory Group Terms of Reference

  • Sharing data on a common platform for dissemination 

  • Make recommendations for policy making

  • To ensure a new generation is trained properly and promote the inclusiveness (gender balance)

  • Enhancing research mobility and to share experience between other lakes (and advisory groups) and within LK.

  • To facilitate knowledge and transfer new technology to the riparian communities/

  • Research oriented towards the needs of the community

  • To evaluate and use the traditional knowledge

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Members

Members are formal expert positions on the LTuAG. To read the criteria and how to become a member of this advisory group, visit the terms of reference for this group. If you believe you meet the criteria, you can request to become a member here.   

Ethiopia

  • Dr. Mulugeta Wakjira, Coordinator, Research and Postgraduate Studies, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia

  • Mr. Yeneneh Teka, Regional Environmental Specialist, US Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Kenya

  • Mr. James Last, Research Scientist, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Turkana Station, [city] Kenya

  • Mr. John Malala, Station Coordinator and Senior Research Scientist, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, [city], Kenya

  • Dr. Kevin Obiero, Center Director, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Sangoro, Kenya

  • Mr. Evans Lomodei, Acting Director of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Unit, Turkana University College, Lodwar, Kenya  

Advisor

  • Dr. Jeppe Kolding, Professor, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

  • Dr. Natasha Gownaris, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Department, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa, USA

Resources, Publications, Products

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Lake Turkana Research Priorities

LTuAG Meeting Reports and Minutes

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Specific Research Needs on Lake Albert

Specific Research Needs on Lake Albert