MEET OUR
TEAM

Dr. Janeth Chepkemoi

Co-lead
Partnership Committee

Hellen

Co-lead
Partnership Committee

Emily Kaburu

Co-lead
Scientific Committee

Isaac Otieno

Co-lead
Scientific Committee

John Irungu

Co-lead
Communication Committee

Brian Wekesa

Co-lead
Communication Committee

Steve Odero

Co-lead
Financial Committee

Felix Odero

Co-lead
Financial Committee

Ronald Keter

Co-lead
Events Committee

Elijah Nono

Co-lead
Events Committee

Nelson Otieno

Legal Coordinator

Dr. Janeth Chepkemoi is a soil scientist with over 8 years experience in soil research, knowledge of ecosystem services, soil greenhouse gas, agronomic systems and crop nutrient management acquired during academics and work experience. She has extensive knowledge, skills and scientific orientation in i. Application of soil and water management practices to increase crop productivity by adaptation to climate change. ii. Soil, water testing and quality monitoring. iii. Classifying and mapping soils. iv. Soils as they relate crop growth. v. Soil fertilization and irrigation practicesvi.organic agricultural systems.She holds a PhD in soil Science; MSc. in Sustainable soil resource management and BSc. in Management of agro-ecosystem and environment all from the University of Nairobi.

Hellen is an experienced project and programs professional with over 6 years experience working in development programs and social protection across government and Development programs in the NGO sector. She is passionate about developing sustainable projects and programs towards eliminating poverty and zero hunger. She is a climate change enthusiast who offers her time to support climate change community activities. She has previously supported farmers in creating forests through fruits through a project dubbed " affruitation, aimed at creating forests through fruits". She currently works as a project coordinator with world vision Kenya. Her strengths are networking, stakeholder management and coordination, partnerships and project management.

Ms. Kaburu has over 10 years of extensive expertise in Health system research, design, implementation and oversight of research and consultancy Assignments. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Reproductive at Pan African University -University of Ibadan Nigeria (Completed field stage). She also holds A master of science in Health System Management (Kenya Methodist University) and A Bachelors of science in Medical Laboratory science (Kenyatta University). Her technical expertise in health matters cuts across Health System Strengthening, Global Health, Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH), Primary Health Care (PHC), HIV/AIDS, and development, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). Emily was very instrumental in the development of National Sanitation Management policy and the Nursing and Midwifery Policy for Kenya.

Isaac Newton Otieno is a results-driven Data Scientist with a strong background in applying advanced analytics and machine learning techniques to solve complex business problems. With 3 years of experience in the field of data science, He is passionate about extracting actionable insights from vast datasets and leveraging data-driven strategies to drive innovation and achieve measurable outcomes. He's currently working as a Data Scientist at Green World Organisation.

John Irungu Chege is a dedicated data analyst and monitoring and evaluation officer, contributing his expertise to YAFNET, an NGO, and Unlimited Youth Kenya. With a passion for making informed decisions, John utilizes data to drive program success. His meticulous approach to data analysis ensures valuable insights and improved outcomes. As a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, he identifies areas for improvement and implements evidence-based strategies.

I am a researcher in the development consulting field. I specialize in undertaking research projects and policy analysis towards tackling some of the challenges that exist today in the quest to realizing the sustainable development goals for a brighter and more prosperous future for all by 2030. My work entails generating evidence for action through applied research in areas such as water, sanitation and hygiene, public health, governance and capacity development. My background in communication as well as development studies uniquely positions me as a passionate researcher who also cares a lot about how to disseminate research evidence and ensure maximum involvement of all through people- centred and participatory approaches to development. My skillset includes policy analysis, project management, strategy development, data collection, qualitative data analysis, research proposal writing, implementing research projects, reporting and presentation.

Steve Odero is a financial management practitioner with over eight-years experience in the private sector. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Acturial Science from Moi University. He has proven skills and expertise in management of financial books of accounts, data collection & analysis and proficient in databse programs and advanced microsoft applications. He is the programs Manager at GAV.

Felix is a highly accomplished finance graduate with extensive expertise in tax calculation, auditing procedures, financial reporting, and management. With a strong aptitude for problem-solving and a meticulous approach to analyzing financial reports, Felix is skilled in leveraging technology and implementing cost reduction procedures to achieve optimal outcomes. Known for delivering high- quality work within demanding timelines. Felix has consistently produces exceptional results that contribute to the overall success of the organization. Moreover, Felix excels in collaborative environments, demonstrating exceptional teamwork and effective communication skills. A proven track record of utilizing technical analysis in conjunction with supervisors and subordinates to enhance productivity and performance. Currently Felix is serving as the National Manager of Generation Restoration Campuses (GRC Kenya).

Ronald keter is an environmental enthusiast and community development specialist. He is the founder of Transfo green world organization ,a youth and women-led initiative that empowers communities in the stewardship of forest, wetlands and Riverines. He has been championing climate change awareness and sensitization , promoting Sustainable Agricultural, Land Management practices (Good Agricultural Practices), bolster afforestation initiatives, fostering adoption of climate friendly clean energy solutions, efficient use of natural resources, promotion of income diversification activities, capacity building on financial literacy, among others.He has contributed alot to policies and actions that support balanced ecosystem, protection of environment and enhance sustainable livelihoods

Mr. Onono is a trained in the field of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry with further trainings and wealth of experience in Project Management, Monitoring Evaluation & Learning tools, HIV/AIDS care and counselling, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Fire safety training & basic First Aid, Introduction to Research Ethics, Research Ethics Evaluation, Informed Consent, computer packages, Statistical Packages for Social Sciences, (SPSS) and Software for Statistics and Data Science (STATA). He has worked in several organizations on community and social development such as GiveDirect, Innovations for poverty Action – Kenya, IPA-Kenya, IDinsight, Research Triangle Institute, RTI, United States Agency for International Development, USAID, Save the Children, Keep Child Alive among other organizations and a lecturer and research scientist in local universities in Kenya. He is currently the Project Director at Grassroots AgriFood ventures (GAV) and founder of Village Transformation Network – Kenya CBO, organizations that work with the youth, women and other vulnerable community members to create an impact in improving lives and live hoods in the rural Kenya communities. Mr. Onono holds Bachelor of Science degree in Analytical Chemistry and Master of Science degree in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry both from Jomo Kenyatta University of agriculture and technology, J.K.U.A.T and is currently pursuing Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science at Maseno University.

NELSON OTIENO OKEYO is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with wide practice, fellowship and consulting experience on NGO law, rule of law and governance, constitutional law, legal compliance and governance audits and data protection law. His purpose is advising start-ups and established companies and government bodies in Kenya and across the world on navigating legal issues on his areas of practice. Besides his stellar practice record, Nelson is also a distinguished scholar and is currently undertaking his doctoral research in the field of business and human rights at Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg where he is also the Board member and instructor of the Human Rights and Business Clinic. He is also pursuing a PhD in data protection law at the University of Bayreuth, Germany where he also conducts graduate research at the Chair of African Legal Studies.