Institute of Geography and Geoecology (IFGG)
Dikko Gafna Dikko Gafna

MA Geogr. Dikko Jeff Gafna

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
    Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie
    Kaiserstr. 12
    76131 Karlsruhe

Dikko Gafna

Vegetation survey and analysis, species distribution modeling


  • Diversity and distribution of medical plants
  • Knowledge about the use of traditional medicine

Curriculum vitae

Since 2016 PhD student at KIT-IfGG. Topic: Diversity and distribution of medical plants in savana drylands, Kenya (Prof. S. Schmidtlein, Prof. J. Obando)
Since 2013 Part time Lecturer at Egerton University, Kenya
2014-2016 Part time lecturer at Mount Kenya University, Kenya.
2010-2014 Master of Arts (Geography), Kenyatta University, Kenya. Master’s thesis: ‘Medicinal Plants Species Diversity and Access to Traditional Herbal medicine among the Samburu People’ (Dr. I.O. Mahiri and Dr. J. G. Mahiri)
2010-2016 Teacher of Geography at Maralal High School, Kenya
2009-2010 Teacher of Geography at Sawagongo High School, Kenya
2005-2009 Bachelor of Education (Arts), Moi University, Kenya
2000-2003 High School, Kanga High School, Kenya


Gafna, D. J.; Dolos, K.; O Mahiri, I.; Mahiri, J. G.; Obando, J. A. (2017). Diversity of medicinal plants and anthropogenic threats in the Samburu Central Sub-County of Kenya. African journal of traditional, complementary and alternative medicines, 14 (5), 72–79. doi:10.21010/ajtcam.v14i5.10Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document