Thematic Areas

Our work is aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through our four thematic areas. 

Food Security & Natural Resource Governance

We work with local communities to empower them through training and advocacy to contribute to food security, and get them involved in the negotiations and decisions made on exploitation of natural resources

Climate Change & Adaptation

We empower communities with knowledge and skills so that they mitigate and adapt to climate change. Climate change intensifies food insecurity as most of sub-Sahara Africa is dependant on rain– fed agriculture.

Gender & Social Inclusion

We focus on making gender in research a priority by strengthening gender research capacities by delivering resource materials and training to support the generation of more inclusive, gender-relevant research and findings

Effective Governance

The increased interaction among groups interested in philanthropy has led to heightened dialogue and the need to consolidate efforts that focus on promoting philanthropy, strategic collaborations and accountability.

RESTECH was established in 2010

Our Vision is to be the leading knowledge hub for generation and deployment of pragmatic and locally viable research in Kenya

executive directoR

Prof. Wellington Otieno

“RESTECH was established to concentrate the scarce resources (human, material and financial) in a few carefully selected, policy-relevant research programmes where it has clear comparative advantages”. 

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Our Partners

We have partnerships with regional and global organisations like: Ford Foundation, Kalro, ICIPE, Nagasaki University, Maseno University, IDRC

Our Team

Our organization is African-led, and we would love you to join us in our journey! View our open positions here.

Paul Onyalo

research manager

Betty Musewe

ADMIN & HR Manager 

Collins Odhiambo


Sophia Agunda

OFFICE Manager

Contact Us

Our working hours are from 9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday. Friday we work until midday 1 pm.