Head of the Jameel Observatory
Roba Guyo is the Head of the Jameel Observatory in ILRI’s Policies Institutions and Livelihood Program in April 2022. Before joining ILRI, Guyo held several positions at diverse national and international organizations such as the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA). He is a natural resource scientist and a livestock market specialist by training, with over 12 years of professional experience in natural resources and drylands management and livestock value chain development. He is well grounded in rural development and food security subjects. Guyo holds a PhD in agricultural sciences from Universität Kassel, Germany, a master’s degree in energy studies from the University of Dundee, UK, and a bachelor’s in environmental planning and management from Kenyatta University, Kenya.