Prof Washington O. Ochola

Currently is a senior consultant/technical advisor on various sustainable development and policy strategist for countries, networks, donor agencies, universities and research networks. He currently supports FAO, UN, UNEP, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, BioVision International and Commonwealth of Learning (COL) as a senior consultant on numbers areas. He is a senior trainer on call with TCC on different topics. He previously worked as regional policy and capacity building specialist with USAID Feed the Future program, Africa Lead for East and Southern Africa. Has mentored and coached many scientists and students across the continent. A polished facilitator and advanced trainer of trainers. He supported development of SDGs and their implementation and tracking at local, national regional and global level. Supports UN Agencies on environmental and food security strategies and process. Was a global and Africa coordinator lead author in the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD). Supports UNEP/UNDP in Global |Environment Outlook Process, Africa Environment Outlook and national environment outlook processes. Currently supports AUC, FAO and countries in CAADP processes and institutional capacity strengthening. Is widely published and a trainer in scientific writing, project management, scenario building and policy management.

KEY CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Has published over 50 peer reviewed journal articles, books, book chapters, policy briefs, conference papers, posters, blogs articles and other scientific productions
  • Has supervised over 10 PhD students and over 40 MSc students from various universities in and outside Africa
  • A peer review for renown journals and author, contributor, review editor of key global publications such as IPCC report and the UN Environments Africa Environment Outlook and Global Environment Outlook
  • Convener of the experts and facilitator of sessions
  • Trainer on grantmanship and project management
  • Facilitator of transformative leadership and scientific communication
  • Support to network of scholars, universities, fellows, institutions on research management, research funding, publication, policy influence and institutional development
  • Design of training programs and facilitator of mentorship and coaching programs including pre-and post-training engagement/support