Raphael Lotira ArasioField Coordinator
Raphael provides technical and coordination support to the Karamoja Development Partners Group (KDPG) and the Office of the Prime Minister (Government of Uganda) in Karamoja as part of the Karamoja Resilience Support Unit (KRSU). He also provides operational and analytical support to reviews, studies, and evaluations undertaken by KRSU.
Raphael has supported development and humanitarian livestock programs funded by donors and government in East Africa and the Horn of Africa for more than 18 years. He has previously worked for GIZ-IS, Land O’Lakes, Farm Africa, VSF-Belgium, and the Catholic Diocese of Torit. In these roles, Raphael used participatory methodologies to design, implement, and publish a variety of studies and evaluations of animal health, livestock marketing, pastoral livelihoods, and resilience.
Raphael holds an MSc. in veterinary epidemiology and economics and a bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine, both from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in social ecology and economics of pastoral livelihood systems, focusing on pastoral collective livestock marketing.