Wyclife Ong'eta Mose, Ph.D., Executive Director
Over seven years experience in teaching, research and cross-border peace-building in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan in Africa and Costa Rica in Central America, having engaged multi- stakeholders, including, but not limited to, county governors, members of parliament, members of diplomatic corps, scholars, non-governmental organizations, county commissioners, deputy county commissioners, women parliamentarians, and members of county assembly. Dr. Wyclife has been the country director, Global Peace Chain (GPC) an organisation dedicated to the goal of promoting international peace and security. Before that he was part of the team that successfully implemented a three year University for Peace (UPEACE) cross-border peace project in Turkana and West Pokot segment of Karamoja in Kenya and Moroto, Nakapiripir, and Amudat segment of Uganda in partnership with Uganda Martyr University, the University of Western Cape, and Children Peace Initiative-Kenya. He took a leading role in writing project management reports, field research and data analysis, planning and implementation of project activities such as community mobilisation, workshop facilitation, sports for peace, cultural festivals, and so on. Prior to that, Dr. Wyclife served at education department of save the children, UK in the Republic of South Sudan, a country that has been confronted with violent conflict for decades. In 2014, Dr. Wyclife participated in Equator Peace Academy (EPA) on Religion and Refugees Coping with Differences in Foreign Land where he supported refugee settlements in Western Uganda and Kampala. His research interests and projects ranges from governance and social justice, religion and violent extremism, terrorism and trans-national organized crime, mapping conflict dynamics, conflict prevention, leadership to sustainable peace and development. Dr. Wyclife holds a Bachelor Degree in Education Science with specialization in physics and mathematics, Masters Degree in Education (Sociology of Education and Policy Studies) and Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies from UPEACE, Costa Rica. Dr. Wyclife Personal Philosophy: touch more lives.
Eva Makandi, Programme Officer (Leadership and Mentorship Programmes)
Eva is the founder of Light on a Hill (LOAH) Organization, a community based organization located in Meru County. The organization focuses on environmental conservation, menstrual hygiene health, mentorship, sports, arts and culture programs. She is currently pursing her M.A. in Peace and Conflict Management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Development. Eva started her career at I Choose Life Africa where she was a program assistant where she handled mentorship and girl empowerment programs. She then moved to Northern Rangelands Trust where she was engaged in community programs aimed at reducing human-wildlife conflict. Prior to founding LOAH, she was a programs manager at Rural Agency for Community Development and Assistance (RACIDA) where she coordinated programs in countering/preventing violent extremism in Isiolo and Nairobi counties.
Salome Nyambura, PhD, Director Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Dr. Nyambura Salome has a PhD in Educational Sciences from theKatholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium. She is a Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Educational Foundations at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. She is a Staff mentor and Co-ordinator of the Growing Leaders programme at the University. Her research interests are in Peace Education, Social cohesion, Gender, Leadership and Citizenship, of which she is widely published. Dr. Nyambura is also involved in several community outreach activities as a Board member in a local school where she is currently involved in a Green project and also in two Peace building organizations ( Children Peace Initiative-Kenya & Oasis Peace Web organization). Dr. Nyambura is keen in Action research which she believes is transformative to the communities.
Rose Washington, Peacebuilding Consultant
Rose Washington holds a Master's degree in Governance, Development, and Public Policy from the University of Sussex – Institute of Development Studies in Brighton (UK), specializing in good governance and peacebuilding. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science with a minor in Psychology from the University of Mannheim (Germany). Having conducted extensive research on locally-led peacebuilding initiatives in her Master's dissertation, she profoundly believes in the importance of strengthening the communities' capacities for durable peace and enhanced resilience. Rose has extensive volunteer experience in Chile, Peru, Cambodia, the UK, and Germany, supporting diverse NGOs and non-profit organizations. Beyond, she also has more than five years' international research, administration, and project management experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors. As a dedicated professional, Rose is keen to serve the communities in preventing conflicts and building lasting peace.
Apeku Julius, Director Peacebuilding Programmes
Apeku Julius has MA Sustainable peace and Conflict Management and BA Philosophy. He is a Social Worker, Peace Educationist and Entrepreneur. He is a Co-Founder of Initiatives for Community Transformation West Nile (ICoT-WN) a community-based organization in Uganda, West Nile, Arua City.
Jean Kariuki, Education Specialist, UNICEF Nigeria
Wyclife Ong'eta, PhD
Dr. Dramane Ouattara, Ph.D
Peace and Electoral Expert,Cote d'ivoire
Dr. Salome Nyambura, Ph.D
Faculty, Kenyatta University, Kenya