Mr. Kennedy Olwasi is currently an Assistant Director Programmes & Strategic Initiatives, Ministry of Environment & Forestry, Kenya having previously worked as District Agricultural Officer in a number of stations in Kenya. He has also worked as a Policy and Institutional Capacity specialist for over 5 years and a further 4 years as a Research Assistant at the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE, Kenya). Mr. Olwasi is currently the technical lead in the development of Integrated Masterplans for Rehabilitation and Restoration of Cherangany Elgeyo Hills ecosystem as well as the Tsavo landscape. He also represents the Ministry of Environment & Forestry in a number of platforms including technical Committee on Environment and Forestry at the EAC Sectoral Council of Ministers (SECOM)) and Intergovernmental Relations Technical Committee, he is a member of the International Association of Impact Assessments (IAIA) and the Environment Institute of Kenya.
He holds a BSc and MSc degree in Agronomy from Egerton University and currently undertaking a PhD on climate change Adaptation, Institute of climate Change Adaptation, University of Nairobi. He also holds a number of certificates including on Green and Circular Economy, Copenhagen University, Denmark, Strategic Leadership, Kenya School of Government Kenya, Environmental Impact assessment and Audit, Kenya School of Agriculture and multidisciplinary, Monitoring and Evaluation and adaptive learning, Egerton University. He holds a certificate in ISO Audit by Bureau veritas International among other trainings