Mr. Shakhe Stephen Katelo, a national of Kenya, holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from the Regional Engineering College, Durgapur, India. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Environmental Science and Community Development from Kenyatta University, Kenya.
Mr. Katelo’s vast experience of working with various Non-Governmental Organizations includes a GEF/UNEP funded Mt. Marsabit Ecosystem Project (2004-2008). His main duties involved the development of a Mt. Marsabit field research database, where the objective was to develop a long term, multi-institutional. Multi-disciplinary, science- led resource management plan for the rapidly diminishing forest cover on the dry land Mist Mountains of the (Asal) Arid and Semi arid lands of Kenya. The findings of the study were to be replicated for similar dry lands Mist Mountains in the Horn of Africa region. Mr. Katelo served as the Project’s Field Officer, reporting directly to the headquarter office in Nairobi.
In 2009-20I0, Mr. Katelo was the Project Manager of MECOCO (Marsabit Environmental Conservation Consortium), a community project funded by the European Union through the Community Development Trust Fund. In this role, he was the custodian of all the project assets and funds and his core mandate was supervising and implementing the various community activities in the project areas according to the Financial Agreement entered into between the donor community and the beneficiary groups.
Mr. Katelo’s enthusiasm and keen interest in championing the cause of the marginalized rural communities of Eastern Africa, particularly the vulnerable women and youths, has now led him to dedicate his full time working for OPPF, Kenya Chapter, as the main focal representative. Working with other stakeholders in resource mobilization to improve the plight of the conflict ridden, marginalized, poor rural womenfolk of Eastern Africa through a long term capacity building program, is his long term dream and a reality in waiting.
Dr. Boru Okuto
Dr. Okotu Boru, a national of Kenya, is a Senior Medical Officer. He is currently working with the Kenyan Ministry of Health as the Provincial Tuberculosis,Leprosy and Lung Diseases Coordinator for the North Eastern region.
Mr. Yatani, a national of Kenya, holds B.A in Political Science and is currently pursuing a Law Degree at the University of Nairobi. Mr. Yatani’s expertise lies in Immigration laws and he has worked with several international organizations, including UN-Habitat and UNHCR before joining the Kenya Immigration.
Mr. Boya, a national of Kenya, holds of Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management, a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration General. In addition, he is a full member of the Institute of Human Resource Management, Kenya (IHRM-K), a professional body of HR practitioners.
He has six years of hands-on experience as HR Practitioners and is currently serving in the capacity of Senior Human Resources Officer in a large Kenyan Bank.
Midhina Bonaya Duba
Focal-point for Women
Head of the Elderly Wing
Adho Adano Bonaya
Children’s Welfare Officer