George is a Research Fellow in Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at SEI Africa. He has previously worked as an Intern and a Consultant for SEI where he was involved in several projects, including Citizen Science and Air Pollution (CSAP), the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Kenya, and Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution (SMEP). Through these studies, he conducted extensive field work in both rural and urban settings, engaged with diverse stakeholders, synthesized knowledge, and linked research outputs with policy, practice, and learning.
George has nurtured skills in small-scale initiatives in both rural and urban settings in Kenya. In rural settings, he participated in the design and implementation of wildlife conservation, natural resource based enterprises, and resolution of resource use conflicts in pastoral and farming communities. In urban settings, he has been involved in community mobilization and training, and fostering community participatory methodologies in local development including solid waste management, water and sanitation, and slum upgrading projects. He progressively expanded his skills and exposure in civil society organizations where he was involved in advocacy and social accountability mechanisms on diverse issues including sound environmental policy and management frameworks.
George holds an MSc. in Environment and Development from the University of Leeds in the UK, and a BSc. in Natural Resource Management from Egerton University, Kenya. He was awarded a Ford Foundation International Postgraduate Fellowship and is also a recipient of the Wild Gift Leader Fellowship in recognition of his contribution to environmental and socio-economic wellbeing in marginalized rural and urban communities in Kenya.