Horace Onyango


I am expected to: develop interdisciplinary and demand-driven research proposals in priority areas with colleagues, participate in research field-work activities within my department, analyze data and generate quarterly reports from the ongoing research activities, participate in relevant scientific seminars and workshops (both locally & internationally) and disseminate information involving my research findings to relevant stakeholders.
• Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA),
• Africa Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
• Master in International and Development Economics;
• Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science with IT)
• Mr. Owiti is an early career researcher in marine and coastal socio-economics issues with a strong background in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics and Risk management integrated with IT skills. He holds a BSc. in Actuarial Science with IT from Maseno University, Kenya and an Advanced Master in International and Development Economics from the Catholic Univeristy of Louvain, Belgium. He is currently employed as a Research Officer at the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute’s (KMFRI) Socio-Economics Research Department since April 2012 having formerly interned for 2 years at the same institution and department. Horace has led to conclusion 4 socio-economics research projects on fish stock assessments and Biodiversity conservation in KMFRI under the Kenya Coastal Development Project (KCDP). He has secured funding through successful proposals in two studies of the Organization of Social Science Research in Africa (OSSREA) and the Africa Economic Research Consortium (AERC). Mr. Owiti has been an assistant socio-economics researcher in two MASMA funded projects involving KMFRI, an ESIA for the Lamu Port in Kenya, and is currently a member of the KMFRI Performance Contract Secretariat. Horace has made 6 presentations in international scientific conferences (KCDP, WIOMSA, ARK II and VLIZ). He has attended 2 trainings on research methods (AERC) and one on valuation of mangrove products (CARMAV project). Horace has produced 4 technical reports in KMFRI publications and co-authored on one journal publication. He is a paid up member of WIOMSA and a research associate with AERC.
? Horace Owiti*1, Carolyne Abunge2, Nicholas Karani1 & Caesar Magak3 (2016): The Status of artificial FAD Fishery along the Kenyan Coast: A Socio-Economic Perspective, Kenya Coastal Development Project-KCDP, 2016
? Horace Owiti*, Patricia Omunyang’oli, Maureen Awuor & Jacob Ochiewo (2015): Socio-Economic Assessment of Artisanal Shrimp Fishery Of The Malindi Ungwana Bay, KMFRI Technical Report, KCDP, 2015
? Horace Owiti, Fabio Mariani and Stephanie Weynants, (2014): Income Differentials by Marital Status: A Search for Marital Wage Premium in the Kenyan Labor Market
? Jacob Ochiewo, Horace Owiti and Richard Angwenyi, (2013): Environmental Impact Assessment for the Basket Trap Fishery at the South Coast, Kenya, Kenya Coastal Development Project-KCDP, 2013
? Horace Owiti*, Jacob Ochiewo, Faith Kimanga and Richard Angwenyi, (2013): Assessment of Biodiversity, Socio-Economic Status and Conservation Options at The Kisite- Mpunguti Marine Park in South Coast, Kenya. KCDP Technical Report Series, 2013
? Edward Waiyaki, Horace Owiti, Tabitha Muriuki, Richard Angwenyi, (2012): An assessment of the perceived Socio-economic impacts of Climate Change on the community of Faza Island, Lamu County, Kenya. OSSREA publication, Social Science Research series, No. 35, 2012
? Horace Owiti, Jacob Ochiewo, Tabitha Muriuki, (2011): "Bursting Beach": An Assessment of the Socio-Economic issues for the Development of a management plan for the Jommo Kenyatta Public Beach. KMFRI, Techical Report Series, 2011

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