Mr. Alfred Ojwang is a Kenyan and a co-founder Director of MICRODE CONSULT; and the Principal Consultant Development Education at MICRODE CONSULT. He has been a high school teacher (a science and agriculture), curriculum developer and educational media specialist at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development formerly KIE), and a Project Manager with an international NGO CARE International for several years. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Ojwang has been a full-time consultant at MICRODE CONSULT where he has successfully carried out many consultancy assignments including conducting thematic, corporate and multi-stakeholders’ evaluations for Government Departments (Kenya, Rwanda, and Somaliland), Donor agencies (DFID, USAID, World Bank and DFATD), UN agencies (UNESCO, UNICEF) and international NGOs (FHI360, Aga Khan Foundation, WaterAid, CRS, ActionAid, and CARE International among many others) using evaluation approaches that included systems-thinking, feminist approaches, culturally-responsive evaluation, utilization-focused evaluation and theory-based evaluation, impact, cost-effectiveness analysis, gender and human rights responsive evaluation (especially for women and girls to live a life free from all forms of violence);, and mixed methods, including selection of case studies. He has also been involved in Organizational Development and Systems Strengthening, Teacher Professional Development and Management, Life Skills Development, IEC/BCC Materials and Curriculum Development, Program Design and Management, Advocacy and Policy Influence. His geographic experience includes Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Puntland, Rwanda, Somaliland, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Mr. Ojwang has authored several academic and non-academic books.
Alfred Ojwang holds Master’s Degree in Education Technology from University of Wales Aberystwyth, UK. He specializes in: Curriculum Development; Research; Project/Program Mid-term Reviews and Final Evaluations; Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development and Systems Strengthening (ODSS); Strategic Planning; Advocacy and Policy Influence; IEC/BCC Materials Development; Program Design and Management; Educational Media Production; Leadership and Management; Team Building; Documentation of Lessons Learned and Best Practices; Proposal and Grants Development; Gender and Development; Institutional Capacity Building; Partnership and Networking Building.
Mr Gervase Odiko, a Kenyan, is a co-founder Director of MICRODE CONSULT, and the Principal Consultant, Enterprise Development at MICRODE CONSULT. He started his career as an Economist in the Ministries of Finance and Planning and National Development for 11 years where his last posting was Provincial Planning Officer, he then moved to the NGO sector, CARE International in Kenya where he was the Project Manager for Women’s Economic Development (WED) Project. He grew the project and by the time of his departure, the project covered 5 districts Kenya with a loan portfolio of KES 50,000,000 in 1997 (quite large at that time) and he initiated the institutionalisation of this project into a fully-fledged Microfinance Institution, WEDCO Microfinance Limited. Over the last 19 years, Mr Odiko has been a full-time consultant at MICRODE CONSULT where he has successfully carried out many consultancy assignments including in Evaluations, Organisational and Institutional Development, Program Design and Management, Savings and Loans Systems design Enterprise Development training. Some of the clients he has served include government departments in Kenya and Somalia), international NGOs such as Simavi (Netherlands), SNV (Netherlands Development Organization, World Neighbours, CIDA, Aga Khan Foundation, CARE International in Kenya and Somalia, Kenya Red Cross Society, Catholic Relief Services, Oxfam GB among others. His geographic experience includes Kenya, Puntland, Somaliland, South Sudan, Egypt, Tanzania and Uganda.
Gervase Odiko holds Master’s Degree in Development Economics from the University of East Anglia, UK. He is an Economist and a Small Enterprise Development and Microfinance expert with over 30 years’ hands-on experience in: Programme Design and Implementation, Management, Evaluations, Capacity Building Training and Monitoring and Evaluation. He has held senior positions in various organizations, including Senior Economist and Provincial Planning Officer (Western Province), Ministry of Planning and National Development (Government of Kenya), Programme Manager CARE International and Programme Coordinator (COSV – Italian NGO).
Abdullahi Ali Watiin
Mr. Abdullahi Ali Watiin has over 12 years’ experience in leadership positions focusing on development planning, local government planning, peace-building and conflict resolution. He previously worked with the Somalia Ministry of Finance and United Nations Mine Action Services (UNMAS). Mr. Abdullahi has held different leadership positions in Baidoa City, South West State of Somalia. He was the District Commissioner and Mayor of Baidoa City for several years where, as high-profile Mayor in the South West Sate of Somalia, he spearheaded land rights of Internally Displaced people (IDPs) living in informal settlements in Baidoa City. He led comprehensive reforms in Baidoa local government working with the United Nations, World Bank and different development partners to successfully elevating the profile of local governments in South Central Somalia. As the mayor of Baidoa, he supervised MIDNIMO (Unity) project, which was intended to enhance local leadership capacities to facilitate the sustainable return, recovery, social integration and peaceful co-existence of IDPs, returnees, other migrant groups and host communities in the South West State of Somalia. Mr. Abdullahi has attended several international conferences and forums including World Urban Forum 9 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the World Bank’s Technical Deep Dive on Planning Safe, Inclusive and Resilient Cities in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan; Middle East and North Africa Urban Resilience Conference; Global Meeting on Immigration and the 2030 Agenda in Switzerland where he delivered keynote speeches.
Mr. Watiin is currently a Director of MICRODE CONSULT, specifically in charge of activities in Somalia. He is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Politics, Conflict and Violence from University of Leicester, United Kingdom.