Irene Ojuok

Environmentalist, Junior Researcher
Center for Research and Development ZEF - University of Bonn

Irene Ojuok is an environmentalist with over 10 years’ experience working with rural communities in Kenya while working at World Vision Kenya. She holds a bachelor’s in Environmental Studies, master’s 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 University of Bonn, Institute of Research and Development (ZEF) and Right Livelihood College. Irene has vast experience covering project design and implementation, capacity building, advocacy and policy influence, private sector partnerships and engagements, gender mainstreaming, documentation and publications mainly on FMNR – including other sustainable land management practices as well as climate change and other community driven development models. She is passionate in transforming lives and landscapes through sustainable land restoration and livelihood 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.