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environmental studies educator

Michael Kipkorir Koech, Kenyan environmental studies educator. Doctoral research grantee Ford Foundation, Nairobi, 1980, Rockerfeller Foundation, Nairobi, 1981.

Background

Koech, Michael Kipkorir was born on July 21, 1948 in Kericho, Rift, Kenya. Son of Kipkoech Stephen and Anna (Monori) M.

Education

Associate of Arts, Kendall College, Evanston, Illinois, 1973. Bachelor of Science, Lake Forest College, 1975. Master of Education, University Illinois, 1977.

Doctor of Education, University Massachusetts, 1981.

Career

Assistant professor University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1981-1985. Senior lecturer, director Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 1985-1990, senior lecturer, dean, 1990-1993, associate professor, since 1994. National coordinator National Environment Action Plan, Ministry of Environment, since 1993.

Coordinator Swaziland Project University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1981-1985. Consultant CHP International, Chicago, 1983, Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit/United Nations Environment Programme/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Nairobi, 1987, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, 1984, United Nations Development Programme-UNSO, Nairobi, 1991, ECA/United Nations Environment Programme/ESAMI, Nairobi, 1986, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, 1984. Director International Medical Association Development Services, Nairobi.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals, books, and publications.

Membership

Patron/academic advisor Environmental Science Club, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, 1986-1990, Wildlife Clubs of Kenya, 1990-1993, Kericho Students Association, 1993-1994. Board governors Museum of Kenya, Nairobi, since 1993. Secretary Kenyan NEAP Sub-Cabinet Level Committee, Nairobi, 1993, vice-chairman Kenyan NEAP advisory committee, 1993, Kenyan NEAP co-ordinating committee, 1993.

Member Harmony Foundation of Environmental Education, Canada, 1991, African Caribbean Institute, New Hampshire, 1987, Kenya Delegation Teams, since 1986. Member University Nairobi, United Nations Educational (member MAB committee since 1989, biosphere project chairman since 1995).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Volleyball, jogging, soccer, reading, swimming.

Connections

Married Barbara Anne Garner, June 27, 1981. Children: Chemuttaai Catherine, Charles Kipsang, Mary Chelangat.

father:
Kipkoech Stephen M.

mother:
Anna (Monori) M.

spouse:
Barbara Anne Garner

child:
Chemuttaai Catherine Koech

child:
Charles Kipsang Koech

child:
Mary Chelangat Koech