Guyo Roba

Director, Jameel Observatory

Dr. Guyo Roba is a leading expert in natural resource management, rural development, and drylands, with extensive experience implementing natural resource programmes in Eastern and Southern Africa and the wider Horn of Africa. At the Jameel Observatory, he oversees projects to mitigate food security and reduce malnutrition in East Africa, through forecasting, long-term preparedness and emergency response to climate-related food and health risks. He has previously held leadership roles in the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Dr. Roba comes from the Borana pastoralist community in Northern Kenya and brings personal and technical insights to his work with dryland communities.