BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Director’s Name   Responsibility and key qualification

Ali Abdi Baricha

Mr. Ali Abdi Baricha is the current Chairman of the Board who has brought a lot of potential and experience dealing with community leadership in the arid and semi-arid region of North – Eastern part of Kenya. Having served the organization previously as a Board member, he has a lot of organization’s history which has helped in steering it to optimal strategic progress. He has also been involved in a lot of community mobilization for development projects in the vast Northern region which has impacted positively in project ownership and sustainability. He has been the Board’s focal person in our collaboration with the county governments within our region and other development partners.  He has a wealth of experience in business management after having managed large business enterprises of his own.

M/s. Aatifa Essa

M/s Aaatifa Essa is the chairperson of the technical committee of the Board. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the university of Nottingham, UK. She is a chemical engineer turned entrepreneur with experience in project management and processs engineering in the food, education and petroleum engineering sectors. She is highly skilled in evaluations and implementations of projects and processes, quality control, cost control and team leadership. She is highly focussed with consistent track record of successfully delivering full lifecycle implementations to tight time scales and within budget.

M/s Leah Njeri

Leah Njeri joined the Board with a wealth of experience having worked in various international organizations in various capacities. She currently works as a country coordinator for a project, procurement governance for Home grown School Feeding programme which is supporting the Ministry of Education in strengthening school feeding programme in Kenya. She has demonstrated practical expertise in strategic partnerships, project management, governance & accountability, change management, gender mainstreaming and capacity building, among other experiences.  She is qualified with a Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology & Sociology and also a Master’s of Science in  Public Policy & Administration

M/s Abdia Sheikh Hassan

Abdiya Sheikh Hassan being a successful Business Lady and community mobilizer has brought a lot of potential in project cycle management. She has assisted the Board to conceptualize projects and bring it to its logical success with a lot of community participation. She is one of the ladies looked upon by the community having broken the stigma of women leadership within the vast Somali community in North-Eastern region of Kenya.

Mr. David Timado

Mr. David Timado has over 20 years experience in top advisory body to the government of Kenya, Holistic Election Management (as a voter, official, consultant & strategist); Research, Teaching ,Financial services Management and Humanitarian Services  Delivery Management. He is the current Chairman of the Board’s Finance & Human Resources Committee. He holds a Master of Arts in Economics.

Mr. Jackton L. Lekumontare

Jackson Lentoijoni Lekumontare has been a career teacher before retiring for the community leadership role which he currently performs. He has a vast experience in brokering peace among the pastoralist community who practice cattle rustling as a way of life. He has managed to bring them to the new and modern methods of living, basically on agricultural farming and business management. He is qualified with a Bachelor of Education & Counselling and a Master in Education, Planning, Management & Administration.

Mr. Abdihakim G. Gabow

Mr. Abdihakim Guhad Gabow has worked in the County Lands Management Board (CLMB) Wajir County under the National Lands Commission. He has also worked in many capacities within the medical health profession. Besides that, he has also worked in multinational organizations (OXFAM & Medicins Sans Frontiers, Islamic call foundation) in different capacities. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Health. He is the current chairman of the   Audit and Risk Committee.

Mr. Joshua Korinyang

Mr. Joshua Tulwo Korinyang has been  in community leadership for quite a long time, the  role which he currently performs. He has a vast experience in brokering peace among the pastoralist community who practice cattle rustling as a way of life. He has managed to bring them to the new and modern methods of living, basically on agricultural farming and business management. He is qualified with a Bachelor of Education & Counselling and a Master in Education, Planning, and Management & Administration.

Mr. Elyas sheikh Abdinoor

Mr. Elyas Sheikh Abdinoor is a successful entrepreneur with a lot of experience managing various personal enterprises. He is also charged with the role of providing alternative leadership and administrative management of constituency affairs in Wajir county. He has also served in many capacities within the medical health profession besides working in multinational organizations in different capacities. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition.

Mr. Osman H. Mohammed

Mr.Osman .H.Mohamed is the Board’s Representative of State corporation. He has a wide experience in the field of Finance and Auditing. He has grown through various positions in the civil service where he has gained over 27 years of professional experience. He holds a Bachelors of Commerce and is a CPA (K) holder. He is also a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)

Eng. Samwel Aluoch Otieno Alima

Eng. Samwel Aluoch Otieno Alima is the Board’s Representative of Ministry of Water & Irrigation. He has over 20 years’ experience in the Water Sector and is currently overseeing 6 divisions namely; – Operations and Coordination, Planning and Design, Water, Sewerage and Sanitation Development Programmes, Mechanical and Electrical Division, and Emergency Water and Environment Sanitation Coordination division under State Department for Water Services.

He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Master of Business Administration specialized in Operation Management and also Master of Science in Civil Engineering in the area of Environmental Health Engineering, all from the University of Nairobi.

He is a registered Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya and Corporate member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya.  He has served as project engineer, District Water Engineer, Provincial Water Engineer, Assistant resident Engineer and Resident Engineer.  He has experience working in Kenya, East Africa including South Sudan.

He has also attended several courses, seminars, workshops and training locally and internationally.