Wilson Ng'etich

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Eldoret

Professor Wilson Ng’etich is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Finance), of the University of Eldoret, Kenya. Prof. Ng’etich holds a Doctorate Degree in Agricultural Water Management from Cranfield University, United Kingdom, and a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Nairobi. After a career as Principal Research Officer at the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya, he began working at the Department of Soil Science at Moi University in 2007, teaching soil physics and soil-plant-water relations. He was appointed the Head of Department in October 2008, a position he held until August 2016. At the University of Eldoret he has served as Ag. Director, Town Campus, and now as Deputy Vice-Chancellor. He continues to teach soil physics and crop modelling at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is active in research, with current interests in degraded lands.

Wilson is speaking at

June 2, 2021
9:30 am - 11:05 am


  • Patricia Kombo (Speaker) Founder, PaTree Initiative, Kenya
  • Lucy Mulenkei (Speaker) Executive Director, Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network (IIN)
  • Jes Weigelt (Speaker) Head of Programmes, TMG - Think Tank for Sustainability
  • Marcella D'Souza (Speaker) Founder and Director, Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) Centre for Resilience Studies, India
  • Leigh Winowiecki (Speaker) Soil Systems Scientist, Leader, Land Health Decisions, World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
  • Gautier Quéru (Speaker) Director, Land Degradation Neutrality Fund and Mirova
  • Miriam Medel (Speaker) Chief, External Relations, Policy and Advocacy, UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • Saydou Koudougou (Speaker) Executive Secretary, Groupe de Recherche et D'Action sur le Foncier (GRAF), Burkina Faso
  • Wilson Ng'etich (Speaker) Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Eldoret


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Plenaries, sessions, launchpads and the virtual tour will be available in English and French.
Access language channels here: English, Français.
Building on practical cases from West, East, and Southern Africa, discussions in this session will explore community-led soil and land restoration that creates tangible benefits for communities and ecosystems by:
  • Providing insights on inclusive knowledge-sharing models that enhance access to context-specific data and practical toolkits on soil and land restoration
  • Highlighting community-led "social innovations" that help tackle structural barriers to equitable land rights and other governance challenges
  • Showcasing entry points for win-win restoration approaches that incentivize private investments in the sustainable management of shared natural resources
We hope that the discussions will develop practical insights for restoration pathways that simultaneously address social, technical, economic, and institutional barriers to the sustainable use of land, water, energy, and other natural resources.

Related publications:

Related websites:
  • Regreening Africa: A collaborative initiative to scale-up evergreen agriculture, using locally appropriate techniques including Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration.
  • Soilmates.org: A TMG Research project exploring social innovations to protect soils and empower people.  

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