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Amb. Ochieng Adala

Amb. Ochieng Adala

Deputy Director/Acting Executive Director

Born in March 1939, Amb. Adala is a career Diplomat who joined Kenya Foreign service in April 1964. He was Kenya’s High Commissioner /Ambassador to Zambia and Southern African States between 1977 and 1983; Ambassador to Egypt and Northern African States – 1984 to 1988; Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN, New York, 1992 to 1993. He retired from Foreign Service in April 1994 and joined Africa Peace Forum in June 1999. At APFO he has been in charge of Sudan Track II diplomacy and Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and conventional arms programmes. He holds a B.A. in Political Science (1963) and a post-graduate diploma in International Relations.

Barasa Edwin Mang’eni

 Barasa Edwin Mang’eni

Director of Programmes

Has gathered immense knowledge and experience in the Development field. His specific areas of interest and expertise include; Peace Building and Conflict Management; Conflict sensitive Approaches to development, Project Cycle Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy Advocacy, Participatory Rural Appraisal, Development/ Peace and Conflict Research and Post Conflict Reconstruction.

Barasa has extensively undertaken studies that enrich his practice. He posses a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Philosophy degree in development studies from Moi University among other professional qualifications.

 

Irene Chepoisho Tulel

Programmes Officer – Ag. CEWARN Country Coordinator

Has a wealth of experience in conflict management, Gender and Development her key areas of interest include; Peace Building and Conflict Management, (engendering peace), cooperate Governance and policy advocacy .Irene is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Armed Conflict and Peace Studies, University of Nairobi. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Community Development and Peace and Conflict Transformation, Daystar University.

George Kabongah

 George Kabongah

Senior Programmes Officer - Rapid Response

 Has a wealth of experience as an educator having taught in some of the most prestigious institutions in Kenya among them Strathmore School/College and Rusinga School. He holds a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from the Institute of Diplomacy & International Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya and a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Transformation from SIT Graduate Institute, Program of Worldlearning, USA. He was a co-researcher in the conflict causes and dynamics in the Rift Valley in Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s forthcoming publication titled The Invisible Violence: An Opportunity for Peacebuilding in Kenya. He is currently researching on “The Role of Civil Society in Mediating Violent Electoral Conflicts: A Case Study of Kenya’s 2007-8 Post Election Violence”.

Rondro Razafindrakoto

 Rondro Razafindrakoto

 Administrative Assistant

David Adika

Office Assistant