Ambassador Ochieng’ Adala
Ambassador Ochieng Adala, a career diplomat, is currently the Acting Executive Director of Africa Peace Forum. He retired in April 1994 after 30 years in Kenya’s Foreign Service, having served as Kenya’s Ambassador and High Commissioner to Zambia and the Southern African countries – Mozambique, Lesotho, Malawi, Botswana and Swaziland between 1977 and 1983, and Ambassador to Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia (1984 and 1988), and later as Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United nations in New York, 1992 to 1993. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (Cuttington College and Divinity School – Liberia, 1963) and a Post-graduate Diploma in International Relations, University of Geneva, Institute for Higher Education – 1967.Ambassador Adala has been a participant at the Pugwash Annual Conferences on Science and World Affairs since 1999 and was elected Member of Pugwash Council (2002 – 2012).
George Kabongah George
Kabongah is a Senior Programme Officer/Researcher in charge of ICTs & Peace building: Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Kenya at Africa Peace Forum (APFO). He holds a Master of Arts in International Studies from the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya and a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Transformation from SIT Graduate Institute, Program of WorldLearning, USA. Mr. Kabongah also co-researched in the conflict causes and dynamics in the Rift valley in the book The Invisible Violence in Kenya: A Case Study of Rift Valley and western Regions. Kabongah has rapporteured in many seminars, forums, Roundtables, workshops and conferences both nationally and internationally on conflict causes, dynamics and impact. Kabongah is currently a PhD candidate at the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies, University of Nairobi researching on “Civil Society Role in Mediation of Violent Electoral Conflicts: A Case Study of Kenya’s 2007-8 Post Election Violence”.
Currently serving as a Project Coordinator in the ICT and Governance programme, Peter comes from a media background in which he served in various senior positions in several leading media organizations. Having risen to the position of deputy Editor in Chief at the State run Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, he has also served as an Associate Editor and Managing Editor at the Royal Media Services. His experience includes involvement as an active player in projects that have served as milestones for broadcast journalism in Kenya. Apart from being a consultant in editorial and media related matters; he is also a guest lecturer in journalism and mass media. The UON and IDIS alumni is now involved in governance issues and is in charge of the day to day implementation of the ICT and Governance project among other duties at APFO and has recently been engaged in conflict management and peace building activities.
Rukiya Abdulrahman Rukiya
Abdulrahman is the Assistant Country Coordinator (Somali Cluster) for CEWARN/IGAD. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Gender and Development Studies, University of Nairobi, and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Peace and Conflict Management, Kenyatta University.
Mrs. Jane Muriuki
Mrs. Jane Muriuki is currently the accountant for Africa Peace Forum. She has eleven year experience from Strathmore University and Strathmore research and consultancy centre where she held different positions in the finance office. She is an ACCA professional and holds a Bachelor?s Degree in Accounting from Oxford Business School Mr. Steve
Wakhu obtained his BA (Sociology and Economics) from Moi University, Eldoret Kenya. He is currently reading his Masters degree in Public Policy: Conflict Studies and Conflict Management at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, Erfurt University Germany. He has joined APFO as an intern; during which he is researching on Seasonal/Weather Variations and Conflict Trends in the Karamoja and Somali Clusters. The aim of this study is to establish any correlation between the seasonal/weather variations in the two clusters and intensity of the conflicts.
Programme Officer Qualifications: Computer Science, Peace and Security in Africa, Peacebuilding and Local Governance Areas of Interest: ICTs in Peacebuilding/Governance: Women, Peace and Security