He is the chairman of the SusWatch Kenya board. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Botany and Zoology from the University of Hull, UK. With 30 years’ experience in vegetation survey for monitoring range condition and trend in the whole of Kenya arid and semi-arid areas. Mr. Msafiri while working in the Ministry of Environment and Natural resource, majored in plant classification and identification, land use/land cover mapping, forest mapping, development of participatory forest management plans, community mobilization and consultative mechanisms. He also holds a number of other natural resources credentials and has undertaken studies as a consultant and authored and co-authored a number of publications.