Dr. Morris Mwatu

•Lecturer of Geography

• Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

• School of Education and social Sciences


He has a wide inexperience in teaching, having taught in various secondary schools for 12 years before joining Alupe University in 2017 where he is a lecturer of Geography in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education. He has also been trained in Geographic Information System, Cyber Security Awareness, Digital Literature for Educators, Curriculum Development/Review, Character Virtue Development and Students Mentorship. He is a board member and the Organizing Secretary of BioCosmos Kenya Trust Foundation. He is also board a member of Lake Victoria Community Empowerment and Economic Inclusive Growth Development Programme (LAVICO-EDP) NGO and a member of International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (ISEIS), Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) and Christian and Scientific Association of Kenya (CSAK).

Academic Qualifications

He studied at University of Nairobi where he attained Bachelors of Education degree in 2000 specializing in Geography and Commerce. He attained Master of Science degree from Egerton University in 2017 specializing in Geography. He also has a PhD in Geography from Egerton University.

Research Interests

His areas of Research interest are: climate change and variability information dissemination for agricultural decision-making; livelihood vulnerability to climate change and variability and adaptation strategies.


Journal Publications:

a) A research paper: “Perception of Seasonal Climate Forecast Information among Smallholder Farmers in Semi-Arid Southeastern Kenya: A Case of Voi Sub-County”. Journal of Environment and Earth Science, (Vol.6, No.4, 2016)

b) A research paper: “Use of Seasonal Climate Forecast in Agricultural Decision-making among Smallholder Farmers in Semi-Arid Southeastern Kenya”. International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, (Vol.5, Issue 12, 2017).

c) A research paper: “Assessment of Livelihood Vulnerability to Rainfall Variability among Crop Farming Households in Kitui South Sub-County, Kenya”. Open Access Library Journal, (Vol.7, 2020)

d) A research paper: “Assessment of Knowledge Co-production in Adaptation to Rainfall Variability in Kitui South Sub-County, Kenya”. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics and Sociology, (Vol.38, Issue 5, 2020).

Classes taught

Year 1 – GEO 111

Year 2 – GEO 210

Year 3 – GEO 310

Year 4 – GEO 410

Other relevant links

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/?tab=m1

ResearchGate: Morris Mwatu

Official Contact Details

Email: mmwatu@au.ac.ke

Telephone number(s): 0721472595