Gregory Akall is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Geography and member of Downing College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. His research interests centre on climate change, change change adaptation and development, particularly focusing on policy-making discourse and irrigation interventions in the county of Turkana in north-west Kenya.He holds a Master of Arts in International Journalism from the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC), Cardiff University, United Kingdom.
Gregory has worked for the UN, non-governmental organizations and the media in the Horn, Southern, West, Central and Eastern Africa. Before returning to Cambridge, he was a Communications Advisor for the UNDP/United United Nations Millennium Campaign, Africa Regional Office, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Notably, he was a Communications Lead for Africa in MY World Options Survey(www.myworld2015.org),a global survey for citizens aimed to capture people’s voices, priorities and views on post-2015 development agenda.
Gregory is a frontline campaigner, writer, communicator and strategist. He belongs to the Royal Geographical Society(with Institute of British Geographers), Association of American Geographers(AAG) and British Institute in Eastern Africa(BIEA). He is a founding member of the African Society of Cambridge University.
Gregory is member of Downing College Boat Club, Cambridge University Taekwondo and Cambridge University Photographic Society(PhoCUS).