Dr Salau Rogei holds a doctorate in Anthropology from Carleton University, Canada. His research thesis is entitled, Mediating Maendeleo: Examining the nexus between geothermal extraction, wildlife conservation and community well-being in Olkaria-Suswa, Southern Kenya. Daniel also holds a MSc. Environmental science and climate change from the University of Nairobi. For a period spanning over 15 years, Dr Rogei extensively researched on and consulted with indigenous and pastoral communities on development, climate change, environment and social-economic empowerment. Dr. Rogei’s interests embodies the intersections between culture and modernity; indigenous knowledge and modern forms of knowledge creation as well as sustainable well-being (enkishon).
Currently, Dr Rogei is a post doctorate fellow at Carleton University’s sociology and Anthropology department under the supervision of Prof Blair Rutherford. Dr Rogei’s research, E-Bell and ‘resource theft’: Using technology to understand causes and outcomes of cattle theft among pastoral communities in western Kenya and eastern Uganda; has been made possible through the funding from MITACS and COWATER (a private company in Ottawa). The research will feed into the broader research objectives of ‘Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture in Recurrent and protracted Crisis (SPARC), being implemented in East, North and Horn of Africa and managed by COWATER. The outcomes of this study is expected to inform policy at the regional and national levels as well as inform and strengthen and or develop new courses on pastoralism, climate change, land and conflict management.
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