"Good morning Deborah,
Karibu (welcome) Kenya. A young lawyer, my name is Elmard Omollo, the Programme Coordinator at Community Organizations Practitioners Association of Kenya (COPA-K). At COPA, we train community organizers to articulate issues…"
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Elmard Omollo is one of the Directors of the African Network on the Right to Food, Kenya Chapter (Reseau Africain Pour Le Droit A L’alimentation- RAPDA). RAPDA is a Pan-African network working to promote the right to food advocacy in Africa with its headquarters in Cotonou (Benin). RAPDA is currently active in more than twenty (20) African states.
Elmard is a Lawyer by training and holds a Bachelors degree (LLB) from the University of Nairobi. He has a fairly rich experience having worked as a Land Rights assistant at Kenya Land Alliance (KLA) and as a volunteer at ADRA Kenya, World Vision, Refugee Consortium of Kenya and the Children’s Department (Ministry of Home Affairs, Kenya). He has also participated in several charity projects and with a demonstrable passion to empower the indigent in the society.
Elmard has assisted with the writing of several academic and professional papers. Examples of his work include "‘Tana Delta Land Crisis as a Reflection of the Current Land and Housing Policies in Kenya’, ‘The Potential of Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture (UPA) to Mitigate Youth Unemployment in Nairobi Slums’, and an acknowledgement in “Schade, Jeanette (2011): Human rights, climate change, and climate policies in Kenya. How climate variability and agrofuel expansion impact on the enjoyment of human rights in the Tana Delta; Research Mission Report of a joint effort by COMCAD (Bielefeld University), FIAN Germany, KYF, and CEMIRIDE”.
Elmard is also a consultant with expertise in housing rights, youth empowerment, land and natural resource management, Pro-poor water and sanitation supply, conflict mitigation, governance and entrepreneurship. Some of his clients (past and present) include: Truth, Justice & Reconciliation Commission of Kenya, Ministry of Housing (SUD), USAID/ProMara, International Rescue Committee (Uganda & Kenya), RECONCILE, Pamoja Trust, Kituo cha Sheria, Youth Congress, Catholic Peace and Justice Centre, Practical Action/Shelter Forum, UN Women, KEPSA/Oxfam GB, K-Rep Bank, FIAN International and Eco-Ethics International Union (Kenya) among others. He has facilitated numerous training as well.
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20 African countries with the regional office based in Benin
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Director African Network on the Right to Food, Kenya Chapter
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