Dr. Edward M. Mugalavai

Dr. Edward M. Mugalavai


Contact details
Department of Disaster Management and Sustainable Development
School of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (MMUST)
P.O. Box 190-50100
Kakamega, KENYA
Office no. ABA Building Room 302
Kakamega-Webuye Road
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Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Edward_Mugalavai
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5289-8180
Researcher ID: AAH-8980-2021
Scopus ID: 16309932900 

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Dr. Edward M. Mugalavai

Dr Edward M. Mugalavai is an Environmental Earth Scientist. He is a senior lecturer and Chair of the Department of Disaster Management and Sustainable Development of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST). He holds a PhD in Environmental Earth Sciences with over 14 years teaching experience at University level. He has spearheaded curriculum review and development for his department with keen interest on enhancing competencies and skills in disaster risk reduction. He has carried out extensive research on environmental issues biased to Climatology, Climate Variability, Climate Change and Food Security. He has successfully participated in funded local and external research projects in his capacity as PI or Co-PI and delivered on donor requirements. His research outputs are centred on strengthening communities in building resilience and adaptation to climate change. He has to date supervised a total of 10 MSc. and 4 PhD postgraduate student thesis research and several undergraduate final year projects. He is a registered Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit Lead Expert (EIA/EA) and has been involved in numerous projects including World Bank funded projects in western Kenya. His current focus is to engage more in actionable research that empowers communities to solve local problems collaboratively using indigenous solutions.

Some of his key published works include: -

  1. Stephen Muchaki Mudekhere, Edward Musungu Mugalavai, Ferdinand M. Nabiswa. Indigenous knowledge factors influencing farmers' uptake of climate change adaptation strategies in Kajiado County, Kenya. Published on 15th June 2023 in Journal of Water and Climate Change. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/wcc.2023.025
  2. Namenya Daniel Naburi, John Obiri, Edward Mugalavai (2020). Watershed Governance for Food Security in the Sio River Basin: A Paradox of Kenya’s Devolution System. Budapest International Research and Critics Institute (BIRCI-Journal) Humanities and Social Sciences · September 2020, DOI:https://doi.org/10.33258/birci.v3i3.1226
  3. Francis Kamau Muthoni, Vincent Omondi Odongo, Justus Ochieng, Edward M. Mugalavai, Sixbert Kajumula Mourice, Irmgard Hoesche-Zeledon, Mulundu Mwila, Mateete Bekunda (2018). Long-term spatial-temporal trends and variability of rainfall over Eastern and Southern Africa. Theoretical and Applied Climatology:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-018-2712-1.
  4. Maurice Manyonge Pepela, Ferdinand Nabiswa and Edward Mugalavai (2019). Household Indigenous Drought Coping and Adaptation Strategies in Baringo County, Kenya. Asian Journal of Environment & Ecology, 10(4): 1-9, 2019; Article. AJEE.52017 ISSN: 2456-690X.DOI: https://doi.org/10.9734/ajee/2019/v10i430121.

  5. Maurice Manyonge Pepela, Ferdinand Nabiswa and Edward Mugalavai (2019). Livelihoods Vulnerability to Climate Change Among Households in Baringo County, Kenya. International Journal of Disaster Response and Emergency Management, Volume 2 • Issue 2 • July-December 2019, 51-63.DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/IJDREM.2019070104

  6. Maurice Manyonge Pepela, Edward Mugalavai and Ferdinand Nabiswa (2019). Household Vulnerability to Climate Change among the Residents of Baringo County, Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research & Development, ISSN 2278 – 0211 (Online) , 220229. DOI: https://doi.org/10.24940/ijird/2019/v8/i9/SEP19045.
  7. Japheth. O. Ogenga and Edward. M. Mugalavai (2019). Evaluation of the Mitigation Strategies for Dry Spell impacts on Livestock Production in Homa Bay County, Kenya.  International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 9, Issue 9, September 2019 162 ISSN 2250-3153; 162-166. DOI: https://doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.9.09.2019.p9321
  8. Moses Edapal Nawoton, Ferdinand Nabiswa, Edward Mugalavai (2019). Strategies Supporting Institutionalization of Cash and Voucher Initiatives in Humanitarian Responses in Turkana County, Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research & Development, Vol 8 Issue 11, 124-131 DOI: https://doi.org/10.24940/ijird/2019/v8/i11/NOV19022
  9. Godfrey Engor, Ferdinand Nabiswa, Edward Mugalavai (2019). Evaluation of Effectiveness of Early Recovery Strategies in Use against Drought in Turkana Central Sub County, Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research & Development, Vol 8 Issue 11, 1-7 DOI:https://doi.org/10.24940/ijird/2019/v8/i11/NOV19002.
  10. Japheth O. Ogenga, Edward M. Mugalavai and Nicodemus O. Nyandiko (2018). Impact of Rainfall Variability on Food production under Rainfed Agriculture in Homa Bay County, Kenya. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 8, Issue 8, August 2018 857 ISSN 2250-3153; 857-879. DOI:https://doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.8.8.2018.p80110
  11. A. Obadina, E.M. Mugalavai, J.A.F. Obiri, L. Oyinlola, & I. Olutu (2017). Vulnerability of Fresh cut Vegetables and Ornamental Plants to Climate Change. In: Agricultural Risk Management in Africa-A contextualized manual for tertiary institutions and development practitioners. Eds. J.A.F. Obiri., Driver, M.F., Onyekwelu, J.C., Akpoko J.G., Ramasawmy, B., and Drame’-Yaye, A. ANAFE Nairobi, ISBN: 978929059 404 8, pp 273-285.

Research and Innovation Projects

  1. Building REsearch Capacity for sustainable water and food security In dry lands of sub-Saharan Africa (BRECcIA)

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