Henry Odhiambo

Engagement & Partnerships Manager

Start date with DI: May 2017

Where I am based: Nairobi, Kenya

What I do: I contribute to DI’s organisational strategy by forging and nurturing strategic partnerships with key stakeholders – particularly the government, civil society and development actors in Kenya – to ensure that better data on poverty, finance and resources is available and used to drive policy, development decisions and practice that improves the lives of the poorest people.

Previous experience:  I have 7 years’ experience working with organisations in Kenya and the East Africa region. My previous work has been focused on advocacy and implementing poverty reduction and livelihood projects, human rights projects, and governance and accountability projects. Over 2015–2016 I worked at Refugee Consortium of Kenya and conducted advocacy work to influence policy change to promote respect for refugees’ human rights, conducted research work and developed policy briefs on forced migration issues in the region. I have also worked in networks with various civil society groups to support devolution in Kenya, transitional justice, peacebuilding, and electoral governance sectors.

Before joining DI, I worked at Baypal consultancy firm in Kenya where I was responsible for the implementation of advocacy- and governance-related projects.