Profile: James O. Ochieng

Nationality: Kenyan Current Position: Lecturer, Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering, Taita Taveta University College (TTUC) Professional qualifications
  1. Sc. (Industrial Mineralogy), University of Leicester, U.K., 1990. (Exploration, evaluation and processing of industrial minerals)
  2. Sc. (Hons)(Geol), [2nd Class – Upper Division] University of Dar es Salaam, 1978.
  3. Remote Sensing Certificate, Regional Centre for Services in Surveying & Mapping and Remote Sensing, (RCSSMRS), Nairobi, (Satellite imagery geological interpretation)
  4. Certificate in Remote Sensing, Groupement pour le Dévélopment de Télédétection Aerospatiale, Toulouse, France, (Satellite imagery geological interpretation)
  5. Certificate in Ore Microscopy, Geological Survey of Finland/Mines and Geological Department, Nairobi,
  6. Certificate in Near-shore Non-Fuel Mineral Exploration, International Centre for Ocean Development, Mombasa,
  7. Registered Geologist under the Geologists Registration Act, No. 10 of 1993.
  8. Certificate of Participation, Performance Management and Target Setting Training Workshop, Civil Service Reform Secretariat (DPM), 1997.
  9. Certificate of attendance, Training Workshop on GIS Applications for Management of Earth Resources Data and Information, University of Nairobi/UNESCO, 1999.
  10. Certificate of attendance, Senior Management Seminar, Kenya Institute of Administration, 2001.
  11. Certificate of attendance, Performance Management and Staff Performance Appraisal Workshop, Kenya Institute of Administration, 2002.
  12. Certificate of attendance, Strategic Planning and Management Course, University of the Witwatersrand, Graduate School of Business Administrations. (Facilitated by DPM in Mombasa), 2002
  13. Certificate in Environment Impact Assessment, Kenya Institute of Administration, 2005.
  14. Certificate of attendance, UNEP Shelf Programme Desk-top Preparation Workshop for East African Committees, UNEP, Gigiri, Nairobi, 2006.
  15. Mineral Appraisement Course, Beijing, China, 2007.
Publications
  1. Geology of the Loiyangalani Area, with Wilkinson, A.F., Kagasi, J. and Kimomo S. Report No. 107, Mines and Geological Department.
  2. Volcanism of South Island, Lake Turkana, Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on the Geology of Kenya, Geological Society of Kenya.
  3. A Graphite Occurrence at Kathigagacheru, Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on the Geology of Kenya. Geological Society of Kenya.
  4. The Growth of Rubies in South-east Kenya, with Key, R.M. The Journal of Gemology,22 No. 8 pp 484 – 496. 1991.
  5. Petrology of the gabbroic suite of rocks occurring south east of Mt. Kenya, Proceedings of the 5th Conference on the Geology of Kenya. Geological Society of Kenya.
  6. Geology of the Embu-Mount Kenya Area, with Wanjogu, J.K, Kiema, L.M. and Muraya, E.K. Mines and Geological Department.