About Me

Seán Kelly is a graduate with a BA in Community and Youth Work from the Department of Applied Social Studies at Maynooth University and MSc Student at NUI Galway studying Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security (CCAFS) in the Plant and Agricultural Biosciences Centre (PABC).

Seán has a background in community development and youth work and has worked at local, national, and international levels with organisations such as the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Youth Work Ireland Galway, The National Youth Council of Ireland, and Don Bosco Tech Society India.

Sean is currently based in Nairobi, Kenya, based out of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in partnership with NUI Galway and CGIAR’s CCAFS global research programme.

For this research project Seán will be exploring how community based organisations (CBO’s) can be used as a platform for institutional innovations to aid the adoption and financing of climate-smart agricultural practices and technologies in the climate-smart villages (CSV’s) of Nyando, Western Kenya.