STAFF

LEAD ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT AND DIRECTOR

PROF. JACOB KIBWAGE

jobProfessor Kibwage is professionally trained as an Environmental Planner with a bias towards Environmental Impact Assessment and Audits. He has over 21 years’ experience in ESIA and audit works for all development and infrastructural sectors. He is registered by Environmental Institute of Kenya and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) as a Lead environmental and social consultant and has participated as one of the key consultants in over 1,250 Environmental Impact Assessment/Audit and other consultancy/ Training jobs in the energy, waste management, agricultural, water, industrial, housing, roads and railways, forestry, commercial, Natural Resources Management and recreational projects since early 1990s. He has widely consulted in the East African Region for both Private and Public Sectors.

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DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING AND HRM

MS. GRACE MORAA

detGrace Moraa is a trained educationist from Moi University and has a Master’s degree in Project Planning and Management. She is an institutional development and training expert with experience of over 20 years. She is a NEMA licensed lead expert .  Grace has worked as a Deputy Director in charge of Training at Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI), a capacity building Institution of the Ministry of Education. She has also worked as a Lead consultant on Social Economics and Community Participation, as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and as a Research Assistant in IDRC-CANADA Funded research project in Maseno University. Currently, she is working as a Director in charge of Environmental Training at AWEMAC. She is a recognized NITA Lead Trainer for AWEMAC. She coordinates all the training functions in the company and liaises with relevant stakeholders on various training programs.

 

 

OFFICE MANAGER 

MS. EVA MUKIRI KABURU


Ms. Eva Mukiri Kaburu: is a graduate of South Eastern Kenya University (Bsc. Environmental Management). She is has also trained with AWEMAC in the Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit and is a registered NEMA Associate Expert as well as a member of the Environmental Institute of Kenya (EIK). She is passionate on Occupational Safety and Health matters and as such she has successfully completed NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health. Currently she is the Office/Projects Manager at AWEMAC

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ASSISTANT OFFICE MANAGER 

MS. BRENDA NYAKOINANI


Ms Brenda Nyakoinani is an environmental consultant at AWEMAC holding a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Conservation and Natural Resources Management. She is a NEMA registered Environmental Impact Assessment/Audit Expert and is currently pursuing an International postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health at Shields. Ms. Brenda has previously worked at CRBC-APEC-EDON Consortium, Kenya Power and Lighting Company and Tata Chemicals Magadi Limited and has vast experience in environmental Management. She has also volunteered at Colobus Conservation and is very passionate about engaging in activities/projects that promote sustainable Environmental Conservation of Natural Resources.

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MR. ANDREW KARANJA

Andrew Karanja  is a well experienced environmental management and sustainability specialist with seven (7) years professional experience in, environmental management (Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing), environmental & social safeguards policies, climate change – mitigation & adaptation, health & safety and sustainable tourism standards. He has completed several environmental and sustainable tourism consultancy assignments for various clients straddling from both the public and private sector.Andrew holds a MSc. in Environmental Management from South Eastern Kenya University and a BSc in Environmental Studies (Community Development) from Kenyatta University. He is an alumnus of Advanced International Training Programme on Climate Change – Mitigation and Adaptation from Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute Professionally, Andrew is registered and licensed as a NEMA associate expert; approved Travelife Lead auditor for tourism accommodation & tour operators. He is also a RA-Cert Lead auditor on Sustainable Agriculture and is a NITA recognized trainer well versed in facilitation skills for both middle and top management. Andrew is currently a Senior Environmental Technical Officer at AWEMAC. Previously, he served as a Program Officer with Ecotourism Kenya and as an Environmental Consultant with Millennium Management Consultants (MMC-Africa). He has participated in various successful projects including infrastructure (roads, power plants), waste management, energy, housing & commercial developments, resources conservation, and sustainable tourism and feasibility studies.

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EHS OFFICER AT MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT IN KEREN

MS. NANCY MARWA

Miss Nancy Marwa is an Environmental and Business Development Consultant. She is also an EHS professional currently working at the Karen Mixed Use Development project as an EHS officer. Nancy is trained in Water and Environmental Engineering, registered as an Associate expert with NEMA and is currently pursuing NEBOSH registration. She has vast experience in various consultancies for infrastructure including railway, road, water supply and sanitation and housing. 

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICERS, NAIROBI – NAIVASHA STANDARD GAUGE RAILWAY PROJECT

MR. BOAZ BETT

Mr. Boaz Bett  holds Master of Science degree in Water Science and Engineering, specializing in Land and Water Development from IHE-Delft, Netherlands and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Biosystems Engineering from University of Nairobi. Mr. Bett has also undergone post-graduate training in occupational safety and health from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. He has over 5 years of experience working in engineering consultancy where he has been actively involved in health and safety audits of infrastructural projects, development of resettlement action plans, environmental and social impact assessments, project management and resource surveys using GIS and remote sensing. He is a registered Environmental and Social Audit Expert with NEMA and Environmental Institute of Kenya. Some of the clients he has worked with include but not limited to Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO), Water Sector Trust Fund (WSTF), National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), Water Resources Authority (WRA) among others. Mr. Bett is currently the EHS administrator for Nairobi-Naivasha Standard Gauge Railway Project

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MR. NICKSON NG’ETICH

Mr. Nickson Ng’etich is a hardworking and enthusiastic person with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies (Resource Conservation) from Kenyatta University. He is registered with NEMA as an Associate Expert and a member of Environment Institute of Kenya (EIK). Nickson has worked as an intern at KWS (Environmental Impact Assessment Section). He has also worked for different consultancy firms in conducting EIAs, Fire Safety Audits and Health & Safety Audits. Currently he is the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Officer for the Nairobi-Naivasha Standard Gauge Railway Project based at Sections 2 and 3.

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MR. ROGERS MUTUA

Mr. Rogers Mutua is an Environmental Management graduate from South Eastern Kenya University and a registered associate Environmental Impact Assessment/Audit expert with the National Environmental Management Authority. Rogers currently works with AWEMAC as the Environment, Health and Safety Officer for the Standard Gauge Railway project for section 4 (Mtito Andei – Emali) and Section 7(Emali Sleeper factory). He is also a Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) cohort 13 Alumni and a member of the Kenyan YALI Alumni Chapter.

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EHS OFFICER AT AVIC 

MS. RACHAEL MAITHYA

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Ms. Rachael Maithya is a graduate of South Eastern Kenya University. She is trained in environmental management with bias towards environmental conservation and natural resource management. She is also a NEMA registered Associate Expert and has been involved in various Environmental and Social Impact Assessments, Environmental Impact Assessments and Environmental Audits. Currently she is an Environmental Health and Safety officer at AWEMAC based at Avic International for the ongoing construction of the firms’ Africa Headquarters.She also offers Environmental Health and Safety Services to Sanlam Life Assurance.

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MS. MAUREEN MORAA MOGENI

Ms. Mogeni is well-versed in Environment Health and Safety (EHS) with over 5 years’ experience in works of engineering construction in the energy sector, roads networks and high rise building operations. She is a NEMA registered Environmental Impact Assessment/Audit Expert and  a certified Monitoring and Evaluation Professional with academic qualifications in Environmental Studies and Occupational Health and Safety. Ms. Mogeni is working with AWEMAC as the EHS officer for the proposed mixed used development “Hass Towers” in Upper Hill- Nairobi County, envisaged to be one of the most iconic buildings in Africa. She worked as an EHS advisor for Instalaciones Inabensa S.A for the 400kV Lessos-Tororo Transmission Line and Iberdrola Engineering and Construction for construction of 220/66 kV substations around the Nairobi Metropolitan Area

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PINNACLE/HASS TOWERS

MR. JOHN OIRERE

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Mr. John Oirere is an Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Officer with a background training in Water and Environment Engineering. He possesses vast knowledge and skills in Environment, Water and Sanitation fields which AWEMAC is actively involved in. He has 3 years’ experience in Water and Environmental Consultancy. At AWEMAC, he majorly undertakes Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audits of various projects in Kenya including Rail Infrastructure Projects, Building Construction projects, Dam and Irrigation Development Projects, Bamboo Propagation Projects, Hydropower Projects among many others. Currently, he is working as an Environment, Health and Safety Advisor, offering advisory services for the ongoing construction of the AVIC International Africa Headquarters in Westlands, Nairobi County. Mr. John Oirere has in the past worked at Batch Associates Consulting Engineers Ltd as an Assistant Engineer where he gained AUTOCAD Drafting skills and Topographical Surveying and analysis skills. He participated in success of various projects including Dam projects, Water Supply Projects and Irrigation Development Projects. He also offers Environmental Health and Safety Services to BRITAM|

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EHS OFFICERS AT UHC

MS. BELINDA NAMBOKA

Belinda Namboka  is a resourceful, determined and dedicated personality with special interests in human and environmental health and occupational safety. She aims to help develop environmentally healthy societies and occupationally safe work places.She has gained 8 years of relevant experience in Environmental research and policy development, with 5 years in Occupational Safety and Health risk analysis, ensuring safe working procedures and conducting environmental and safety audits. She is a qualified industrial safety trainer with training experience of construction safety, scaffolding, chemical safety, food safety (HACCP) and OSHA 2007. Her academic background entails a BSc. Chemistry (U.o.N), MSc. Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (Taiwan), certificates in Environmental Research Writing (UK); Global Health; Sustainable Development; and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Audits. She is registered by NEMA as an associate expert No.8532

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EHS AWARENESS OFFICER FOR KISII – ISEBANIA ROAD PROJECT

MR. CALEB OMARI

Mr. Caleb Omari is a NEMA registered Environmental Impact Assessment/Audit Associate Expert (REG NO 9014). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management of Agroecosystems and Environment from University of Naorobi, and certificates Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit, Fire Safety, First Aid and EHS committee Training. He has two years’ practical skills in Environmental Impact Assessments / Audits of various projects and also has vast experiences in Environmental Health and Safety Support Services. Mr. Omari has been an Environmental Health & Safety Officer at The Ridge Mixed Development project by Cytton Investment, EHS at Expansion of Sarit Centre Phase 3B and is currently working as a Health and Safety Awareness Consultant at Kisii- Isebania Road Project. He has in the past worked at The Kenya Ports Authority with Aurecon group as a field assistant for the ports waste management master plan. Has a passion for enhancing environmental conservation through sustainable developments and projects. 

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