M.A. Culture and Environment in Africa, University of Cologne
10/2002 to 12/2006
B.A. Political Science and Sociology, University of Nairobi
08/2010 to 08/2016
Junior Researcher, Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn
Willis Okumu (2014) “Conflict over Ltungai Conservancy: A Case of Fatal Competition over Grazing Land and Water among the Samburu and Pokot in north-western Kenya”. In: Mulugeta Gebrehiwot Berhe “A Delicate Balance Land Use, Minority Rights and Social
Stability in the Horn of Africa” pp-224-244, Institute of Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa, University.
Willis Okumu (2013) “Trans-local Peace Building among Pastoralist Communities in Kenya-The Case of Laikipia Peace Caravan, Culture and Environment in Africa Series 3, Cologne African Studies Centre, University of Cologne pp 1-60.
Willis Okumu (2013) “From Ethnic Violence to Seeds of Peace: Pastoralists, Youth, and Inter-community Peacebuilding in Northwestern Kenya” Kujenga Amani, Vistas, February, Africa Peacebuilding Network, Social Science Research Council, Brooklyn, New York http://forums.ssrc.org/kujenga-amani/2013/02/11/from-ethnic-violence-to-seeds-of-peace-pastoralists-youth-and-inter-community-peacebuilding-in-northwestern-kenya/
Awards and scholarships
NRW Scholarship for Master of Arts at the University of Cologne