EACHRights Founder and member of the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors
Mr. Gilbert Onyango is the Founder and a member of the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors of EACHRights. He started his NGO career in 2002 when he joined The CRADLE-The Children’s Foundation as an intern and over the years rose to the position of Deputy Director. Between June and December 2010, he worked as Regional Deputy Director for the Canadian Bar Association’s Strengthening Access to Justice in Eastern Africa (SAJEA) Programme in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He served as Regional Director of EACHRights from December 2010 to May 2015. Presently, he works as the Regional Director for Africa at UPR Info Africa. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at ICS-SP Africa.
Mr. Onyango graduated in 1999 with an LL.B Degree from Dr. BAM University, Aurangabad, India and was admitted to the Kenyan Bar in 2002. He is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public. In 2008, Gilbert graduated from the United States International University, Africa (USIU-A) with a Master’s of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in Management and Organisational Development.
In 2012, Gilbert graduated with a Masters of Arts (M.A.) Degree in Development Studies with major in Human Rights, Development and Social Justice from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He has attended numerous professional development courses both locally and internationally in child rights, human rights, law, development, strategic planning and management, human resource management, project evaluation and grant making.
ISAACK OKERO OTIENO
EACHRights Board Chairperson
Okero Otieno is a Democratic Governance, applied Public Policy, Elections, Development and Human Rights expert with over 20 years experience working with State, Non-State, Academic, Donor Organizations as well as Think Tanks in more than 15 sub-Saharan African Countries. Okero Otieno also offers technical and policy support to Regional Governance Non-State Actors. Mr. Otieno has many years of experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating Democratic Governance Projects and Programmes.
He previously served as Project Manager for UNDP-Kenya Office, Chief of Party with the Kenya Government’s Ministry of Justice and Constitution Affairs in the countrywide Kenya National Integrated Constitutional Civic Education Programme (2011-2013), Country Director with the International Development Law Organization and currently a consultant in Governance, Development and Human rights.
He also served as the Head of Governance and Corruption Unit with the Institute for Security Studies, South Africa (2010); Director Democratic Governance Fund-CIDA (2007-2009); Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programmes with the Institute for Education in Democracy (2005-2007; University academic in Kenya (2000-2004).
Mr. Otieno holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Central European University, Budapest-Hungary; a Master of Arts degree in Development Studies from the International Institute for Social Studies, The Hague-Netherlands, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Additionally, he has undertaken several relevant courses in the subjects of Human rights, Results-Based Management, Programmed/Project Management, Money and Politics, Public Finance Management Reforms and Anti Corruption.
He has published a Chapter in a widely referenced book on Governance and written several online articles and op-eds.
FLORENCE ANNAN WAKA
EACHRights Board Member
Florence Annan Waka is the Founder and Director of Lead Practice, a leadership, governance and strategy consultancy firm that provides technical advisory, public policy and information knowledge services to clients in the public, civic and private sectors. In the past 15 years, she has been worked in the Gender, Education and Child Rights sector serving at different senior management capacities including the National Campaign Manager of the ShuleYangu Alliance, an Alliance that brings together various stakeholders from the civic, government and private sector on the protection and titling of public school land in Kenya.
She has also served as the Deputy Director of the Girl Child Network. In her line of work, Florence has been involved in the successful lobbying of various legal frameworks on Gender, Education and Public land management such as The Guidelines on the Application process of Public School Title Deeds (2016), The Protection Against Domestic Violence Act (2015), The Teachers Service Commission Act (2012), The Basic Education Act (2013), review of the Gender Policy in Education (2007) and the Children Bill. This includes coordinating the National Sanitary Towel Campaign that was eventually adopted by the Ministry of Education as part of the Free Primary Education program and recently assented into law by the President.
She also recently spearheaded the National Working Group on the School Titling Program that effects the Presidential Directive of 2015 to have all public learning institutions titled and protected. The program is now a fully-fledged Government program within the Ministry of Lands, Ministry of Education and National Land Commission.
Florence Annan currently serves as a Board Member of various organizations including EACHRights and the Sports Development Trust. She also sits in the Nyandarua County Government Land Taskforce.
JULIE MUKAMI KUBAI
EACHRights Board Member
Julie Mukami is an Auditor working with the Office of the Auditor-General. Prior to OAG, she was working with the Kenya Trade Network Agency (KENTRADE) as a Trade Facilitator and was involved in the development, testing and roll-out of part of the Kenya Single Window System (KESWS) and also played a support role of the same in its live environment.
She holds a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from Strathmore University. She has about 5 years of work experience, 3 of which are in Human Resource which is the department she is in at OAG.