Godwin Omondi Opinde – Chairman
Mr. Opinde Chairs ECI’s Board of Directors. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Planning & Management at Kenyatta University, Kenya. Before joining academia he served as an Environmentalist in the Planning and Environment Department of the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) and also at Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA). He has also worked as an Environmental Consultant at Edge Associate Company Ltd.
Mr. Opinde has extensive work experience and expertise in mainstreaming environmental and social aspects in donor funded projects; policy analysis, EIA/EA, SEA, project monitoring and evaluation, as well as preparation of environmental and social management plans and project based Resettlement Action Plans. In addition, he is actively engaged in research especially on topical issues of environmental and natural resources management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and air quality management. He has worked on various projects for international organizations including The World Bank Group and UN Environment.
Mr. Opinde holds a Post-graduate Certificate in Geo-information Science from University of Twente, ITC- Netherlands; Master of Environmental Planning and Management from Kenyatta University, Kenya and Bachelor of Education (Science) from Egerton University, Kenya. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Environmental Planning and Management at Kenyatta University, Kenya. He is a registered and licensed Lead EIA/EA expert with NEMA.