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Collins Handa

Lecturer
Affiliation:
Technical University of Kenya(TUK)
About
Collins Handa is an Ecology and Conservation Biology Lecture at the Technical University of Kenya (TUK). He has a solid background in Wetlands Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation; Integrated Water Resources Management with a strong enthusiasm in Climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation. His recent international engagements included:
• Lead Author, Chapter 5: Current and future interactions between nature and society. In IPBES (2018): The IPBES regional assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services for Africa.
• Lead author, Chapter 2: in IPCC on Mitigation pathways compatible with 1.5°C in the context of sustainable development
His previous employment at the National Museum of Kenya involved strong participation in Biodiversity assement of both aquatic and terrestrial habitats and as a Biodiversity project officer represented the NMK and government of Kenya in Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological diversity (CBD).
He has a vast experience in biodiversity assessment, conservation and sustainable development in the face of climate change.
A wide experience in trans boundary and integrated wetland resource assessment and management in Eastern Africa (e.g. Tana Athi Tsavo catchment, Usambara Mountains, Mt. Elgon and Aberdares, Pangani River basin, L. Jipe and River) .
Rich experiences in water-related conflict resolution and transformation related to water resource use for both national and trans boundary water resources
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Africa Assessment-Lead author