Dr Daniel McGahey serves as Regional Director for INTASAVE Africa and is lead contact for the CEIP East Africa Hub. He has worked on climate change, environmental management, livelihoods and rural development issues in Africa for over 15 years in the capacity of programme developer, project leader, consultant and researcher. At INTASAVE Daniel provides technical and management oversight to INTASAVE’s Africa programme including leadership over INTASAVE’s Solar Nano-Grid (SONG) project in Kenya and the organisation’s role in the five-year multiregional DFID/IDRC CARIAA-ASSAR project (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions) focused on adaptation and vulnerability in semi-arid regions.
Previously Daniel worked for the African Wildlife Foundation for five years taking on a leadership role for climate change programme development and management. He oversaw the development and marketing of the organisation’s REDD+ carbon programme and mainstreaming of climate change into the organisation’s landscape conservation programme. Daniel has also worked widely as an independent policy specialist providing consultancy services on issues related to dryland pastoralism, green economy, conservation, livestock development and environmental management. He has delivered consultancy and policy research assignments for IUCN, UNEP, EU, Drynet and SOS Sahel International. Daniel holds a DPhil in Geography with a focus on dryland pastoralism and environmental change from the University of Oxford, an MSc (Distinction) in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment in Drylands from the University of Sheffield and BSc in Geography and Environmental Science from the University of Sussex. He has published a number of papers on climate change impacts on ecosystems, pastoralism and green economic growth in Africa.