ELMARD OMOLLO
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ELMARD OMOLLO commented on Deborah Drew's blog post Days Away
"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 commented on Craig Zelizer's blog post Guide to Key Resources for Funding Work in Peacebuilding, International Dev and Related Fields
"Many thanks for this useful information. Once again, truly grateful."
Jun 1, 2012
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May 26, 2012

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
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.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
20 African countries with the regional office based in Benin
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Kenya
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Director African Network on the Right to Food, Kenya Chapter
How many years professional experience do you have ?
3-5
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://www.rapda.org
What is one of your favorite websites in the field?
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Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Swahili
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Agriculture, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Democratization, Environment, Facilitation, Gender, Human Rights, Humanitarian Relief, Land Issues, Natural Resources, Peacebuilding, Rule of Law, Youth
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Budgeting, Capacity Building, Fundraising, Monitoring, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Quantitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Climate change, Right to Food, Natural Resource Management, Peace and Reconciliation, Poverty, Gender issues etc
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Kenya Hunger Crisis as a Right to Food Violation

Nutrition Watch

Climate change and Human Rights, the case of Tana Delta etc

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