Mr. Elly Oduol is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors at International Development Institute – Africa having taken up the mandate since January 2002.
Mr. Oduol holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA (1987). He has a post graduate diploma in HIV/AIDS in the World of Work from University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (2002). He has also attended the Summer Graduate Programme on Communication for Social Development Planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (1989) and the Summer Graduate Programme on Communication, Education and Research Programmes, University of Chicago, USA (1979). His other accademic achievements include a diploma in Public Health (Royal Society of Health) - 1972 and a post graduate diploma in Health Education-1976- Medical Training College.
During his employment career, he participated in several management and interpersonal communication training programmes. He Holds certificates in conflict prevention/conflict resolution (UN staff college-Turin- 2000) and training in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and recently participated in the training on mainstreaming DRR in CCA/UNDAF at the UN staff college-Turin- 2010; and also participated in the UN SURGE training in Amman-Jordan in 2009 (for deployment of Rapid Response Teams in disaster situations).
Mr. Oduol has 16 years of extensive experience in Crisis Prevention and Early Recovery/ Disaster Risk Reduction and Conflict. He joined UNDP Regional Office in Dakar in 2009 as Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) Regional Programme Adviser. He has diverse experience in Crisis Prevention and Recovery technical areas of conflict and disaster management as well as policy development and programme management. During his tenure with BCPR he had a broad and intensive engagement with Country Offices across the full spectrum of areas from country support on early recovery and development, conflict sensitive programme design, governance, and access to justice, community development and disaster risk reduction and United Nations Development Assistance Framework/ Country Programme Document (UNDAF/CPD). Just before joining UNDP West and Central Africa team Mr. Oduol was Senior Assistant Resident Representative and head of the Crisis Prevention unit of UNDP Kenya and the chair of the Inter-Agency Early Recovery Cluster during the post-election violence in Kenya, Chair and co-facilitator of UN System HIV/AIDS Learning Team in Kenya and Team Leader for the Mitigation Cluster of the Joint UN System HIV/AIDS Programme. Mr. Elly was instrumental in the establishment of the national steering committees on peace building, conflict resolution and small arms reduction and the national platform for disaster risk reduction in Kenya.
In addition, Mr. Oduol has 20 years of leadership experience in HIV/AIDS programme development, implementation and evaluation including work with Government and Non-Governmental Organizations. He joined the UNDP as HIV/AIDS programme specialist in February 1996. Prior to joining the United Nations Development Programme, he held several senior regional HIV/AIDS/health program planning, design/formulation and implementation positions in Eastern Africa region between 1984-1995 with African Medical and Research Foundation and Path Finder International. His extensive Government and NGO experience covers work on Primary Health Care, gender mainstreaming and integration of HIV/AIDS into population and development programmes.
Mr. Oduol has had extensive training in project management, gender mainstreaming and human rights approaches to programming, including development of qualitative and quantitative indicators for monitoring and evaluation of development programmes, management and coordination of emergency response activities. Mr. Oduol brings with him several years of multi –skilled professionalism and experience which remains an asset for programme management and evaluation.
Dr. Charles Oyaya
Dr. Oyaya is the Executive Director of International Development Institute – Africa (IDIA).
He is a Governance, Health and Development Planning and Public Policy specialist.
He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (in Law) from University of Nairobi Kenya (2012), Master of Arts in Health Management, Planning and Policy, University of Leeds (1995), Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Nairobi, Kenya (1993), Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) (Hons) University of Nairobi, Kenya (1991) and Certificate in International Policy Advocacy, School of International Training, World Learning, Vermont, USA (1997).
Dr. Oyaya has over 20 years experience in public health, spanning development planning, urban and regional planning, urban policy, land use planning, program planning, planning law water policy, and monitoring and evaluation among others, research, policy analysis and development, health policy, planning and management, social policy and protection, constitutional law and governance, institutional development and change management, decentralization and devolved governance, poverty analysis, HIV/AIDS, health systems development, fundraising and resource mobilization, peace building and conflict resolution, strategic planning, organizational change management, operational research including needs assessments, baseline surveys and monitoring and evaluations, governance, devolved governance, constitutional law and law reforms and institutional development among others in eastern, horn and Southern Africa. He has carried out consultancy assignments for various governments and leading national and international agencies. Dr. Oyaya’s previous role as a research and drafting specialist at the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission (CKRC) gives him a deep appreciation and understanding of the governance, human rights and rights based approaches to service delivery. Dr. Oyaya has provided services to Non-Governmental Organizations, International agencies and public sector institutions in eastern, horn and Southern Africa.
His current roles at the International Development Institute- Africa (IDIA) and the Great Lakes University of Kisumu involve a unique mix of academic, programmatic, senior management, research and consultancy responsibilities and leadership. Dr. Oyaya is able to work with professional teams and communities from diverse technical and cultural backgrounds.
Before joining IDIA Dr. Oyaya had worked for different organizations including; Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) Swaziland (2007/2008) as a Consultant Health Planner and Policy Advisor, ADB Health II project, Director at Africa Health and Development (AHEAD) Management Services in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (2002-2008), Senior Lecturer and Strategy Advisor Tropical Institute of Health and Development in Africa (TICH) (1998-2005), Program Officer Research and Drafting, Constitution of Kenya Review Commission, Kenya (2002-2005), Research Fellow and Project Coordinator, Land Policy Project African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) (1997-1999), Deputy Regional Coordinator, Building Eastern Africa Community Network (BEACON) East and Horn of Africa (1997-1999), Programme Officer- Policy and Advocacy and Project Coordinator, Social Policy Project , National Council of NGOs of Kenya (1996-1997) and Research Officer and Head of Research, Planning and Policy unit, NGOs Co-ordination Board (1993-1996).
Ms. Mary is currently a member of Board of Directors at International Development Institute –Africa (IDIA). She is also currently the Director of Finance and Administration at IDIA .
Ms. Oyaya holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nairobi (2002), a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Geography from the University of Nairobi (1994) and a National Diploma in Business Management (Part 1, 6) from the Kenya Institute of Management (1996). In addition, she has undetaken a Credit Management Course at the School of Credit Management Kenya (2003).
Ms. Oyaya is a distinguished professional with experience spanning multidimensional technical competence in Finance, Credit Management, Customer care, capacity building, Business Planning and development, Microfinance, Research and Marketing.
She has also worked at DHL World-wide Express (finance department) where her roles mainly revolved around credit management and customer care. She has volunteer experience as a sales and marketing advisor to Africa Health and Development (AHEAD) Management Services.
Ms. Oyaya possesses broad cross cultural and multidisciplinary experience and is able to work with professional teams and communities from diverse technical and cultural backgrounds.
George Rae is a member of the Board of Directors at International Development Institute – Africa (IDIA).
Dr. Rae holds a Master’s in Public Health (MPH), International Health and Epidemiology, University of Loma Linda, California (1983), Post-graduate child survival Fellowship, John Hopkins University School of Public Health (1991), Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery University of Nairobi, Kenya (1977).
Dr. Rae is a Public Health Specialist with experience in Health Systems Development and Strengthening, Reproductive health and Family planning; human development in both normal and Humanitarian Emergency settings; HIV-STD, Malaria, TB policy and program development; Strategic Planning, Public Health and Demographic Research, primary and community based health care, health services management and program development; health care financing; public health policy and design; quality assurance systems and standards of practice and guidelines; health care policy analysis and design; urban health program development; reproductive, maternal and child health including maternal and child nutrition, and safe motherhood (EmOC and Saving Newborn Lives in Emergency Settings and Normal Development settings); development, monitoring and evaluation tools and processes; adolescent health and sexuality program development and management; health systems research development; child survival programs and integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI); gender research and program development; training and problem-based learning; national, district and community level program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; and facilitation of primary health care training programs.
Dr. Rae has worked with Tropical Institute for Community Health in Africa, Associate Lecturer/Researcher (1998-2006), Suna Hospital Private Health Care Delivery Project Kenya, Director (1991 – 1998), John Hopkins University School of Public Health, USA, Post-graduate research fellow (1988 – 1991), Ministry of Health, Kenya Senior Medical Officer, District Medical Officer of Health, Machakos District and Medical Superintendent of the Eastern Provincial Referral Hospital, Kenya (1985 – 1988), Ministry of Health, Kenya, Senior Medical Officer and Medical Officer of Health, Baringo District, Kenya 91984 – 1987), Ministry of Health, Kenya, Senior Medical Officer, Personal Assistant to the Director of Medical Services (1983 – 1984), Ministry of Health, Kenya, Medical Officer of Health, Kiambu District Hospital, Kenya (1980 – 1981).
Mr. Mbanga is a Board member of International Development Institute – Africa (IDIA).
Mr.Mbanga holds a Masters Degree in Community Health & Development, Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) Kenya, Master of Organizational Leadership International Leadership University (ILU)-Nairobi Kenya, Higher Diploma in Community Health and Development and Diploma in Registered Nursing (KRN) Kenya Medical Training College Nairobi (KMTC.
Mr. Mbaga is an accomplished public health expert with over 20 years of experience in health and development fields having worked in various organizations in Kenya spanning from ministry of health, Faith based organizations to local and international organizations. He has experience and competencies in Strategic leadership development , Organizational Governance ,management, Program cycle management, Cross-cultural leadership, Negotiation, lobbying and advocacy, Community Empowerment, Mentoring, coaching and training, Social Audit and, Evidence Based Planning, Conflict Transformation, Capacity Building, Gender and Development, Operations research and Evaluation, Participatory approaches to community development, Resource mobilization/ proposal writing, Building and managing coalitions and Partnerships, Service demand generation and Right based approaches in Health and Development.
Currently Mr. Mbanga is the executive director Training, Research and consulting with IDIA in health and development. He worked as the Country Director LIA-Kenya, technical Advisor for John Snow Inc. (JSI) under the New Partners Initiative (TA-NPI) – CDC-PEPFAR-USIAD, Capacity Building Manager and Human Resource and Administration Manager Mission For Essential Drugs and Medical Supplies (MEDS), Health Knowledge Management and Communications Network for Africa, AfriAfya ], Health Advisor, GOK/MOH Plan International (Kenya), field coordinator at CISS International, HIV/AIDS Program officer, Anglican Church Of Kenya (Maseno West Diocese- Siaya) and Nursing officer/Trainer, MOH Turkana District Tropical Institute of Health and Development in Africa (TICH) (1998-2005), Program Officer Research and Drafting, Constitution of Kenya Review Commission, Kenya (2002-2005), Research Fellow and Project Coordinator, Land Policy Project African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) (1997-1999), Deputy Regional Coordinator, Building Eastern Africa Community Network (BEACON) East and Horn of Africa (1997-1999), Programme Officer- Policy and Advocacy and Project Coordinator, Social Policy Project , National Council of NGOs of Kenya (1996-1997) and Research Officer and Head of Research, Planning and Policy unit, NGOs Co-ordination Board (1993-1996).
Jared Aimba is a member of the Board of Directors at International Development Institute – Africa (IDIA)
Mr. Aimba holds a Bachelor of Science in Financial Services from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). Jared is a graduate of Strathmore Business School's Advanced Management Program (Kenya) and was nominated as a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Bankers in 2007.
Mr. Aimba is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of UK and previously worked has MD, Fina Bank Uganda. He had been overseeing Business banking and SME functions since April 2006 besides being an Executive Director in the Board of Fina Bank Kenya. He also worked for I&M Bank, Kenya where he was General Manager, CBA and Stanbic Banks in Kenya.
Alice Mudiri is a member of the Board of Directors at the International Development Institute – Africa (IDIA).
Ms Alice is currently the Executive Director of the Beverly School of Kenya. Alice brings a wealth of experience in both teaching and working with non-profit African organizations to the Beverly School of Kenya.
Ms Alice has worked for the World Health Organization, African Region Headquarters; University of Zimbabwe, Division of Reproductive Health; Christian Health Association of Kenya; Africa Community Action Health Network; and was acting Chief Operating Officer for the National Council of Non-Governmental Organizations in Kenya. She taught Health Policy Planning at the Tropical Institute of Community Health in Kenya; at Kenyatta University in Nairobi; and at the Nativity School in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Dr. Margaret Waga is a member of the Board of Directors at the International Development Institute – Africa (IDIA).
Dr. Margaret holds a PhD Community Nutrition, Kenyatta University, Kenya (2003), Masters in Nutrition Education, Kenyatta University, Kenya (1990) , Bachelor of Education, University of Nairobi and special courses in International courses on Food Security and Study visit to IFPRI Washington DC.
Dr. Margaret has many years of diverse experience in academic, research, training, policy formulation, consultancy, and program design, implementation and evaluation in nutrition, food security, nutrition and HIV&AIDS with national, regional and international organisations. Although diversely experienced, her core competencies are as follows: Food and Nutrition security research, teaching & training; program planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; Designing food and nutrition security monitoring and evaluation systems. Evaluating the quality of published scientific work/articles Nutrition data management and analysis, Conducting Food and Nutrition Security Surveys, Deep understanding and implementation of nutrition specific, Development of country case studies on Nutrition and Agriculture, Policy Analysis/Evaluation, advocacy and communication, HIV&AIDS and interactions with food and nutrition security, Development of Food security Nutrition Country strategies/Multisectoral implementation plans.
Dr. Margaret is Nutrition and Communication Consultant. Previously she worked as Lecturer at the Kenyatta University, Regional Nutrition Advisor, MDG Centre in ESA, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi and Ethiopia (2010-2012), National Coordinator, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) (2005-2010) and has done various consultancies with different organizations.
Mr. Vincent Ochieng’ is a member of the International Advisory Board at the International Development Institute – Africa (IDIA).
Mr. Ochieng’ is a Registered Architect (Registered Architect (BORAQS), 2001 Reg No A979) in practice with vast practical experience. He has handled a wide range of projects of various sizes and complexities with a keen interest in Real Estate and Corporate Practice. He is also involved in the social and development aspects of Architecture and the built environment, especially shelter and housing. I am involved in Architectural education.
Mr. Ochieng’ Master Business Administration (MBA), Strathmore University (2009) Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch Hons) Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (1998) and Certified Public Accountant, (C.P.A1) Strathmore College (1993).
Mr. Ochieng’ is currently the Executive Director of Ahead Architects. He previously worked as; Senior Architect AHEAD Architects AHEAD, Development Management Services Nairobi, Kenya (2003), Graduate Architect, Tectura International Nairobi, Kenya, (2001), Architect and Project Manager, Shelter Forum, Kenya, Nairobi (2006), Lecturer - Internal Examiner and Projects Supervisor, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (J.K.U.A.T) (2004) and Lecturer - Internal Examiner and Projects Supervisor Nairobi Institute of Technology, N.I T (2003).