Odingo, Alice

Member of the Board, Association of Women's Rights in Development (AWID) Senior Lecturer, University of Nairobi

Alice Odingo is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi, with over 10 years experience of teaching on Environmental issues. She holds a PhD in Agricultural Geography from the University of Nairobi. She has authored publications on agriculture and food security, poverty and livelihoods, climate change, gender and disaster risk reduction, as well as health. Alice is the Chairperson, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), Gender Committee. She is a member of Soroptimist International (SI) Karen Blixen Club, where she had previously served as Club Secretary, Environment Officer and Union Delegate. Internationally, Alice is SI UN Representative to UNEP, where she supports SI programmes on advocacy, and a Board member of the Association of Women's Rights in Development (AWID) since December 2013. Based on her work at the UN, between 2010 and 2014, she was the IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre's (ICPAC) Gender Focal Point and responsible for organizing and facilitating Gender Forums throughout the IGAD member countries. Alice is one of founding Directors of the Biocarbon Imperatives-Africa, spearheading environmental conservation and improved livelihoods for sustainable development.