Betty Jepchirchir Rono

Assistant lecturer
Department of Natural Resources, Egerton University

Betty Jepchirchir Rono is an assistant lecturer at the Department of Natural Resources, Egerton University where she lectures on Natural Resource Management, climatology and ecotourism courses. As a professional in Natural Resource Development and conservation, she is not only trained to perform highly in different fields such as biodiversity conservation, human ecology, hydrology and climate change, but she is also very passionate about rights, youth involvement in Governance, youth advocacy and policy implementation.

With outstanding Masters and Bachelors degrees in the field of climate change economics and conservation biology respectively, Betty is also an Humboldtian, having been a holder of the International Climate Protection Fellowship with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She is currently involved with campaign for SDGs, community outreach on drought resilience, rights to property ownership and research on climate early warning tools. Her passion for youth involvement in advocacy and use of Natural resources has led to the formation of an initiative of student platform for ‘Informed Use of Natural Resources’. She is a well-rounded individual who lives with passion, dedication and grace.