Phantus is a disaster Management Specialist and research and training associate. He holds a master of Arts in Disaster Management. Phantus has supported assessment and capacity building initiatives on natural resource-based livelihoods and resilience programming in the Eastern Africa region. He is an avid participant in activities organized by the Kenyan National Disaster Management Unit.
Below are some of the specific tasks he has undertaken;
Provided technical support on the European Union EU /Community Development Trust Fund (CDTF)project on participatory integrated conservation and management of River Nzoia basin project to harness behavior change and accelerate the adoption of climate smart agricultural practices amongst farmers within the Upper and Lower basin to increase their agricultural productivity and improve their livelihood.
Developed Joint Protection and Monitoring Plans for Serengeti Maasai Mara Ecosystems; conducted documentation of Best Practices in Integrated Natural Resources Management and developing Ecosystems Benefits Sharing and Policy Briefs for the Mount Elgon Regional Ecosystem Programme MEREP
Conducted a virtual capacity building training targeting the National Drought Management Authority staff and key stakeholders in the Frontier Counties Development Council FCDC on the fundamentals of Disaster Management.
Conducted policy/ Institutional mapping and analysis to develop a Climate Risk Insurance Stakeholder Sensitization tool, in collaboration with Transparency International-Kenya, Africa Risk Capacity and Kenya National Drought Management Authority.
Conducted research to develop a Disaster Risk Reduction Guide for Water and Sanitation Experts implementing the Water and Sanitation project for the Lake Victoria Basin Commission for the East Africa Commission, Kisumu, Kenya.
Conducted research and developed a Disaster Risk Reduction Thematic Resource Booklet for Urban Schools in the Lake Victoria Catchment Regions in an Environmental Educational Program run by the World-Wide Fund for Nature WWF, Eastern and Southern Regional Office.
Conducted Vulnerability Assessment for the Education for Sustainable Development projects in pilot villages in Nandi South, incorporating Disaster Preparedness plans for the Lake Victoria Catchment Environmental Educational Programme, for the World-Wide Fund for nature (WWF)
Evaluated the Education for Sustainable Development model schools project in the Lake Victoria Catchment Region in Tanzania Uganda and Kenya for the WWF.
Documented of Lessons learnt from humanitarian response and post war programming in Kenya, a post crisis project funded by USAID APHIA 2 Rift Valley