Caroline Mulinya holds a Ph.D. in Geography(Climatology and Climate Change from Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology,( 2017) a Master of Arts in Geography in Climatology from the University of Nairobi ( 2006), and a Bachelor of Arts in Education( Geography) from Moi University (1999).
Currently, Senior Lecturer of Geography (Climatology and Climate Change sciences and Director of Academic Linkages and International Relations at Kaimosi Friends University (KAFU) in Kenya. Previously, a lecturer of Geography (Climatology and Climate Change Sciences and Head of the Geography Department and Environmental Sciences at Masinde Muliro University of Science. (MMUST) and Technology in Kenya. Previously worked as a Research Scientist at The Kenya Industrial Research And Development Institute,( KIRDI) and a Research Assistant at IUCN on Lembus Forest in Eldama Ravine County on issues of socio-economic and indigenous knowledge of the forest towards Climate Change adaptation.
Experienced educator at both secondary and university levels with over 20 years and specialization in Climatology with a bias towards climate change impacts, adaptation, mitigation and Finance. She has mentored and Supervised both undergraduate and graduate students with over 20 publications on Climate Change-related issues. Involved in Community-Based activities that foster environmental management and conservation. A member of the Kenya Climate Change Working Group (KCCWG). Experienced consultant on Climate Change issues including projects in Karamoja Cluster in the Horn of Africa, Training manuals for Journalists on various aspects of Climate Change. Has a focus on issues that foster the interface between domestic and international climate finance.
Has been honored to get a fellowship from GEF for her Master’s studies where she worked on the Conservation of Mount Marsabit in Marsabit County. Has received 2 fellowships from The Netherlands Fellowship Programme(NFP) to train on climate change and forest-related issues. She is a STEM mentor for girls, a programme sponsored by UNESCO.
Currently, Senior Research Fellow of the African Impact Network Association.