Stanley Kimaren ole Riamit

Founder and Director, Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners (ILEPA), Kenya

Kimaren completed his BSc degree at Egerton University, a Diploma at Catholic University, both in Kenya, and an MA in Anthropology at McGill University. He co-founded and directs the Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners (ILEPA), an NGO that works on human rights and development in Narok County, Kenya. He has overseen the implementation of numerous development projects supported by international development partners including in climate change, and human rights and governance. He has ten years’ experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating donor and community-driven development programs, and serves as Deputy Field director and instructor for the Field Study in Africa program administered by Utrecht University College in the Netherlands. He has conducted a number of research projects around indigenous knowledge systems and practices in the context of climate change. He is currently implementing a climate change adaptation project amongst indigenous Maasai women in southern Kenya.