Environmental Incentives
Environmental Incentives

Nicholas Oguge, Ph.D.

Chief of Party, Economics of Natural Capital in East Africa Project
Nairobi, Kenya

[email protected]



Areas of Expertise

  • Natural Capital Conservation and Management
  • Science-Policy Interface
  • Project Management
  • Adaptive Management
  • Capacity Building

Education & Certificates

  • Ph.D., Animal Physiology, Lincoln University, NZ
  • MSc, Conservation Biology, University of Nairobi

Nicholas Oguge, Ph.D.

Chief of Party, Economics of Natural Capital in East Africa Project
Nairobi, Kenya

[email protected]

As Chief of Party for the Natural Capital Project, Nicholas brings knowledge and experience useful in generating evidence and translating information, that address conservation goals, to policy actions. This necessitates that he engages a wide range of stakeholders and communicate complex information using simple language. Due to the highly politicized nature of conservation in the East Africa region, it is important that Nicholas addresses clients’ issues with flexibility based on dynamic needs, political economy and subject to available resources. Above are implemented with utmost sensitivity to local needs, culture and a strong scientific base.

Nicholas has 37 years in nature conservation and academia in East Africa, Belgium, New Zealand, UK & USA. He has developed a landscape conservation programme in northern Kenya that enjoined ethnoecological knowledge of the Samburu people with scientific approaches to increase space for wildlife, diversify livelihood bases for communities, and capacity building for the locals. He has also co-developed a Summary for Policy Makers on the trends and status of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Africa for the Inter-Governmental Plenary on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

Nicholas aspires to generate and share information that will lead to development, uptake and implementation of measures that support regional, transboundary and site-specific conservation goals in order to provide sustainable livelihoods for the locals and space for wildlife in the East Africa region.