Field Extension and Research Officer – Rongo
Reagan works as the Field Extension and Research officer for the PermEzone Pilot Programme, that is being implemented by Sustainable Village Resources (SVR) in Rongo in partnership with the Permaculture Research Institute, Kenya (PRI- Kenya). Reagan joined the PRI-Kenya project team in June, 2017.
He is also currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Environmental Planning and Management at Kenyatta University. Reagan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Coastal and Marine Resource Management from the same University. Reagan received two full scholarships from PRI Kenya in 2016. He took his Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) Course in Drylands Natural Resource Centre (DNRC) in March 2017. He has worked for different NGOs and Government institutions before joining the PRI – Kenya team. Reagan worked for Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute as a Research Assistant. During this time, he worked closely with other researchers to implement Mikoko Pamoja, a community carbon offset project in Kwale County. Late last year, Reagan worked with University of Helsinki’s Taita’s research Station as a project Intern implementing Adaptation for
Ecosystem Resilience in Africa (AFERIA) project funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Finland and Coordinated by International Centre for Insect Physiology (ICIPE) in Taita Taveta County.
Reagan’s commitment to the programme is valuable as he grew up in Asumbi, neighbouring village to Migori County. He understands the people, language, culture and wants to see communities bridging together to develop sustainable working models.