Honorary Fellowship: Prof. Eric Odada (Retired)

Following a proposal from the External Relations Committee, Council recommends the following candidate for election to Honorary Fellowship at a future Ordinary General Meeting, Prof. Eric Onyango Odada

Following a proposal from the External Relations Committee, Council recommends the following candidate for election to Honorary Fellowship at a future Ordinary General Meeting.

odadaProfessor Eric Onyango Odada Professor Odada has a national and international reputation in the field of geoscience and sustainable development. As an Honorary Fellow of the Geological Society, we are confident that Professor Odada would continue this engagement, and be eager to share his perspectives and experience in using geoscience to inform international policy and support society. His advocacy for the role of geoscience in sustainable development, pursuit of excellent environmental change research, and investment in building the capacity of others, strongly align with the values of the Geological Society.

Professor Odada holds a PhD in Applied Geochemistry from Imperial College. He is a Professor of Geology at the University of Nairobi and Regional Director of Global Change Research Programme in Africa. Previously, he served in Kenya as Chief Research Officer, Marine and Freshwater Research Institute and Principal Geologist with the Mines and Geology Department, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. He is an ex-member of the United Nations Secretary
General Advisory Board on water and sanitation and currently a member of the committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of science of the International Council of Science. He is a Fellow of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences; World Academy of Art and Science and Geological Society of Kenya. His fundamental endeavour as an Earth scientist has been to study Global Environmental Change as a basic understanding of how the Earth system works. He is currently undertaking a strategic assessment of water resources vulnerability to environmental change, and working with UNEP-GEF on a study of atmospheric deposition of micronutrients in Rivers and Lakes in equatorial Africa.