Joseph Ruhiu holds a MSc. degree in Natural Resource Management, specialization in Land and Water Management, Environmental Conservation and Applied Ecology from Leicester University, United Kingdom. He has BSc degree in Botany & Zoology, from Nairobi University, and Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management from Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI), Israel. He holds several certificates including one in Corporate Governance for Directors, from Centre for Corporate Governance.
He has over 20 years’ experience in natural resource management and a specialist in projects development and management. He has over 15 years’ experience in programmes/projects development and management including community led programmes/projects linking environment and poverty. His experience covers identification, planning, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, learning, reporting and phase out.
His work experience covers 13 years with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) as Warden, Senior Scientist and National Rhino Programme Coordinator. He has also worked with Community Development Trust Fund (CDTF) for 15 years, 11 years as programme manager and four years as technical officer where he coordinated development and implementation of over 200 community led integrated environment projects. He is currently working as an independent Consultant in NRM, policy and community development.