Name: Dr. Ezekiel Ndunda
Title/Qualifications:
Ph.D.
Department/Unit/Section:
Environmental Science and Education
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi
Email:
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Position:
Lecturer

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ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8788-7884

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Area of Specialization:

      • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Research Interests:

  • Environmental Valuation
  • Environmental Accounting
  • Economics of Climate Change
  • Ecological-Economic Modelling
  • Environmental Health Economics
  • Economics of Sustainable Development

Research Fields

Environmental and natural resource economics; natural resource accounting and its applications to policy analysis; application of economic instruments to environmental and natural resources management; the economics of protected areas; the economics of tourism and recreation management; natural resource planning and management; and environmental health economics.

Publications
Referred Journals

  • Ndunda, E. (2018). Economic impact of climate change on smallholder agriculture in coastal Kenya: a Ricardian approach. Journal of Agriculture and Research, 4(11):1-13.
  • Ndunda, E.N. and Muia, V.K. (2018). Estimating the willingness to pay for improved municipal solid waste management in Nairobi, Kenya. International Journal of Environmental Science, 3:8-16.
  • Ndunda, E.N. and Eric D. Mungatana, E.D. (2013). Evaluating the welfare effects of improved wastewater treatment using a discrete choice experiment. Journal of Environmental Management, 123:49-57.
  • Ndunda, E.N. and Eric D. Mungatana, E.D. (2013). Farmers’ Perception and Knowledge of Health Risks in Wastewater Irrigation. Natural Resources and Conservation, dx.doi.org/10.7392/Research.70081917
  • Ndunda, E.N. and Eric D. Mungatana, E.D. (2013). Determinants of farmers’ choice of innovative risk-reduction interventions to wastewater-irrigated agriculture. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 8(1):119-128.
  • Muia, V.K. and Ndunda, E. 2013. Evaluating the impact of direct anthropogenic activities on land degradation in arid and semi-arid regions in Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Research, 2(6):173-182.
  • Ndunda, E., Gacii, S.M., Mugo, T., Ipara, H. & Odunga, P. 2010. The effects of service quality and visitor satisfaction on loyalty of park recreation facilities: a case of Uhuru Park in Kenya. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 3(7):50-60.
  • Ndunda, E.N., Muasya, R.M, and Mulinge, R. (2009). Inter- Relationship between Market Structure, Conduct and Performance of Cut Flowers: A Case Study of Uasin District, Kenya. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 1(1):57-64.

Books and Books Chapters

  • Ndunda, E.N. and Eric D. Mungatana, E.D. (2015). Wastewater reuse in urban and peri-urban irrigation: An Econometric Analysis. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-3-659-71692-8 .Website: https://www.lap-publishing.com/
  • Ndunda, E.N. and Eric D. Mungatana, E.D. (2014). Innovative Risk-Reduction Measures and Urban Welfare in Wastewater-Irrigated Agriculture: An endogenous Switching Regression Approach for Nairobi, Kenya. In: (ed. P. Chanie) Innovative Water Resource Use and Management for Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: An anthology. Organisation for social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA). ISBN: 9789994455751
  • Ndunda, E.N. (2014). Wastewater reuse in urban and peri-urban irrigation: an economic assessment of improved wastewater treatment, low-risk adaptations and risk awareness in Nairobi, Kenya (Doctoral dissertation, University of Pretoria, South Africa). Retrieved from https://repository.up.ac.za/bitstream/handle/2263/40235/Ndunda_Wastewater_2013.pdf?sequence=1

Conference/Workshops/Seminar Papers
Conference Papers

  • Kinyili, B.M., Ndunda, E. and Kitur, E. (2019). Influence of Agroforestry on Rural Income and Livelihood of Smallholder Farmers in the Semi-Arid Region of Sub-Saharan Africa. The 24th International Forestry and Environment Symposium in Jetwing Blue, Negombo, Sri Lanka, 11th – 12th October 2019.

  • Kinyili, B.M., Ndunda, E. and Kitur, E. (2019). Trade-off Between Agroforestry and Ecosystem Services among Smallholder Farmers in Machakos (Kenya). 6th International Interdisciplinary Conference (IIC6) in Eldoret University, 4th – 6th September 2018.
  • Kamande, P., Ndunda, E. and Kabuyah, R.N. (2018). Irrigation Water on the Soil-to-Crop-Transfer Factor in Leafy Vegetables Grown along Peri-Urban Areas of Kiambu County, Kenya. The 1st Annual International Conference in Machakos University, 17th – 19th April 2018.
  • Otieno, R.O., Ndunda, E. and Makokha, M. (2015). Seasonal variations of physico-chemical and microbiological characteristics of groundwater quality in Ruiru, Kiambu County, Kenya. Regional Conference of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists in Speke Resort & Conference Center, Kampala Uganda, 21th October - 23th October 2015.-
  • Ndunda, E., Muasya, R.M., Serem, A., Chumo, E.C., and Kipsat, M.J. (2007). Socio-Economic Constraints to Adoption of Improved Horticultural Production Technologies by Smallholder Farmers in Uasin Gishu District, Kenya. The 2nd Research Week and International Conference in Egerton University, 16th July - 20th July 2007.-
  • Ndunda, E., Chumo, E.C., Mutai, H., and Tulla, R.A. (2007). An Assessment of the Factors Affecting Smallholder Dairy Farmers of Endebess Division, Trans Nzoia District, Kenya. Moi University 3rd Annual International Conference, 31st July - 4th August 2007.
  • Makundi, H.K., Muasya, R.M., Serem, A.K., Gohole, L.S., Ochwo-Ssemakula, M., Nyangweso, P.M., Ndetu, V.N., and Ndunda, E.N. (2007). Socio-Economic Constraints to Spiderplant (cleome gynandra, L.) Leaf and Seed Production by Farmers in Western Kenya and Eastern Uganda. A Paper Presented at the RUFORUM Biennial Conference 23rd April – 27th April 2007, Mangochi, Malawi.
  • Kipsat, M.J., Maritim, H.K., Ndunda, E., Korir, M.K., Serem, A.K., Nyangweso, P.M., and Mduma, J.K. (2006). Role of Women in Agricultural Development. Moi University 2rd Annual International Conference, 29th August – 2nd September 2006.
  • Chumo, E.C., Maritim, H.K., Serem, A.K., and Ndunda, E. (2007). An Assessment of Cocoyam (colosia esculenta and xanthosoma sagittifolium) Contribution to Food Security in the Lake Victoria Region, Kenya. Moi University 3rd Annual International Conference, 31st July - 4th August 2007.
  • Ndunda, E., Kipsat, M.J., and Maritim, H.K. (2006). Challenges to Maintaining Improved Horticultural Production Technologies: A Case Study of Smallholder Adopter Farmers in Uasin Gishu District, Kenya. Moi University 2rd Annual International Conference, 29th August – 2nd September 2006.

Workshops Papers

  • Ndunda, E. (2009). Valuation of Environmental Benefits of Biofuels: A Contingent Valuation Approach for Biodiesel in Kenya. A Paper Presented in the Biofuels Research and Training Workshop Under the Environmental Economics Capacity Building Programme held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa from May 11 – May 15, 2009.

Seminar Papers

Student Co-authored Publications

  • Nyanchoka V.M., Tanui, J., Ndunda E. and Mowo J. (2018). Economic Valuation of Forest Products: Evidence from Mount Elgon Park, Kapchorwa, Uganda. International Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, 6(1):1-10.
  • Kamande, P., Ndunda, E. and Kabuyah, R.N. (2017). Assessing the effect of irrigation water quality on physiological characteristics of African Nightshade (Solanum Scabrum Mill). Journal of Agriculture and Research, 3(7):1-14.
  • Karanja, J., Ndunda, E., Mang’uriu, D. and Ngare, I. (2017). Geothermal well Site Characteristics from Climate Resilient Technologies in Nakuru County, Kenya. Journal of Research in Environmental and Earth Science, 3(4):01-05.
  • Kamande, P., Kabuyah, R.N., and Ndunda, E. (2017). Heavy metal accumulation in the edible leafy parts of African Nightshade (Solanum Scabrum Mill) irrigated with varying water quality. Journal of Agriculture and Research, 3(8):1-15.
  • Manohar, S., Mang’oka, J.M., Ndunda, E. and Gathuru, G. (2017). Assessment of Yatta Canal Water Quality for Irrigation, Machakos County, Kenya. J. Environ Anal Toxicol 7: 423. doi: 10.4172/2161-0525.1000423.
  • Otieno, R.O., Ndunda, E. and Makokha, M. (2015). Seasonal variations of physico-chemical and microbiological characteristics of groundwater quality in Ruiru, Kiambu County, Kenya. International Journal of Scientific and Research publications, 5(12):411 - 423.

Other Publications

  • Obiri, J., Fehr, C. and Ndunda, E. (2008). A Total Economic Valuation for the Mt. Elgon Ecosystem of Kenya and Uganda. Nature and Development Africa: IUCN MERECP, Kampala, Uganda. EARO/76554-000/1158.

Research

  • Maximizing the returns to large scale infrastructure investments using evidence-based decision-making process in Lower Nzoia Irrigation Development, Kenya.
  • Economic benefits of moving up the hierarchy of waste management in Nairobi’s industrial area, Kenya.
  • Economic analysis of innovations in urban and peri-urban wastewater reuse in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Total economic valuation of Mt. Elgon Ecosystem (Kenya-Uganda)
  • Challenges, Opportunities and the Way Forward for Food Production in Western Kenya

Conferenced/Workshops/Seminars Attended
Conferences Attended

  • The 1st Annual International Conference in Machakos University held from 17th – 19th April, 2018.
  • Regional Conference of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists in Speke Resort & Conference Center, Kampala Uganda held from 21th October - 23th October, 2015.
  • The 2nd Research Week and International Conference in Egerton University held from 16th July - 20th July, 2007.
  • Moi University 3rd Annual International Conference held from 31st July - 4th August, 2007.
  • RUFORUM Biennial Conference held in Mangochi, Malawi from 23rd April – 27th April, 2007.
  • Moi University 2rd Annual International Conference held from 29th August – 2nd September, 2006.
  • Moi University 3rd Annual International Conference held from 31st July - 4th August, 2007.
  • Moi University 2rd Annual International Conference held from 29th August – 2nd September, 2006.

Workshops Attended

  • ESPA Professional Development Course Workshop held at Kenyatta University Conference Centre in Kenyatta University from March 5, 2018 - March 7, 2018.
  • System Theory and Higher Education Workshop held at Kenyatta University Conference Centre in Kenyatta University from April 24, 2017 – April 28, 2017.
  • Research Management Cycle Workshop held at Kenyatta University held at Kenyatta University held at Graduate School in Kenyatta University on September 30, 2015.
  • Randomized Evaluations J-PAL Africa/ CEEPA Workshop held at Pretoria, South Africa from August 28, 2014- August 29, 2014.
  • Training of Trainers Course on the use of Smartboard in Teaching held at Kenyatta University held at Kenyatta University Workshop held at Kenyatta University Business and Students Centre in Kenyatta University from February 11, 2014 – February 20, 2014.
  • Teaching Methodology held at Kenyatta University held at Kenyatta University Workshop held at Kenyatta University Business and Students Centre in Kenyatta University from May 28, 2013 - November 14, 2013.
  • Biofuels Research and Training Workshop Under the Environmental Economics Capacity Building Programme held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa from May 11 – May 15, 2009.

Seminars Attended

  • Biosafety Socio-Economic Considerations Seminar held at Kenya School of Monetary Studies in Nairobi on 8th March, 2018
  • String Theory, Particle Physics and Cosmology Seminar held at Kenyatta University Business and Students Centre in Kenyatta University on 4th April, 2017.
  • Shaping the Future of the Nation through Innovation, Science and Technology Seminar held at Kenyatta University Business and Students Centre in Kenyatta University on 21st October, 2016.
  • Using Evidence to Improve Policy and Program Designs Seminar held at Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club on 14th June, 2016.

Journal Reviewer

  • Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics and Sociology.
  • Herald Journal of Geography and Regional Planning.
  • Applied Water Science Journal.
  • African Journal of Microbiology Research.
  • American Journal of Experimental Agriculture.
  • Annual Review and Research in Biology.
  • Urban Environmental Pollution Journal.
  • Journal of Scientific Research and Reports.
  • Hydrology Journal.
  • Sky Journal of Agricultural Research.
  • Journal of Agricultural Research.