Achiba Gargule

Achiba GarguleResearch Coordinator
Working with Feinstein Since: 2022
Based in: Nairobi, Kenya

Achiba Gargule is the Longitudinal Research Coordinator for the USAID Nutrition in ASALs Within Integrated Resilient Institutions (Nawiri) Project in Kenya. Funded by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, the Project is a five-year, evidence-based development project in four of Kenya’s northern counties. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) leads a consortium of partners in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties, and Feinstein provides research and capacity-building support to CRS.

Achiba’s research focuses on the transformation of African pastoral systems, specializing in how pastoralists adapt to changing ecological, political, and institutional conditions that affect their lives and livelihoods. Before joining Feinstein, Achiba worked as a researcher and an advisor to academic centers, international NGOs, and government agencies, where his research covered natural resources governance, communal tenure reforms, pastoralism policy advocacy, and devolution and land administration in the ASALs — with research experience in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Uganda.

Achiba holds a Ph.D. in Geography and Sustainable Development from the University of Bern (Switzerland), an M.A. in International Political Economy from Newcastle University (U.K.), and a B.A. in Land Economics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Achiba lives in Nairobi, Kenya, with his wife and three children.

Research Interests:
  • Pastoral systems (East Africa)
  • Communal tenure
  • Natural resources governance
Regional Focus:
  • East Africa
  • the Horn of Africa
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News Items

Feinstein team leads workshop in Kenya investigating malnutrition
May 25, 2023

As part of the Nawiri program in Kenya, Helen Young, Elizabeth Stites, Anastasia Marshak, and Achiba Gargule led a three-day Analysis Workshop in Kenya. The workshop brought together Nawiri partners…

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Feinstein Research Projects

Nawiri Research and Learning

Nawiri is an evidence-based development project to address acute malnutrition in northern Kenya. Catholic Relief Services leads a consortium in Isiolo and Marsabit counties, and Feinstein provides research and capacity-building support.

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