Githuku [user:field_middlename] James

Githuku James

External Consultant
ETC
Kenya

More about me

Have over 17 years of experience in development work in rural and low-income urban economies comprising years of hands-on experience in the rural and peri-urban agricultural systems and practice.
Have advised farmers on various landless technologies and techniques and been extensively engaged in agricultural policy and socio-economic research in Kenya and Africa on rural agricultural value chains. Co-authored publications on the dynamics and determinants of poverty.
Undertaken many evaluations and assessments of rural and urban development and policy interventions.
Have been a member of in several county and national government level technical committees including the national statistical system (NSS) strategic plan on agricultural and rural statistics (SPARS), Kenya national census of agriculture, the national integrated monitoring and evaluation system (NIMES), and Agricultural Nutrition and Environment Statistics (ANES). Also been involved in several policy advocacy forums at both county and national government on issues of agriculture, food security, nutrition, climate smart agricultural value chains, agricultural extension, marketing and food security.
Have led monitoring and evaluation assignments in Kenya and the East Africa region. Conversant with monitoring and evaluation best practice including ICT enabled monitoring learning and evaluation (MLE). Have vast experience in survey design including digital/tablet data collection (CAPI), survey management, data quality control, data management automation, analysis and reporting using various technologies/software such as ODK (and ODK based platforms), CSPro, Stata, SPSS, GIS among others.
Trained on human subject research.