Eileen Omosa, PhD


I am a  Development Practitioner consulting locally and internationally on key global development challenges affecting the vulnerable poor, mainly in the areas of security of tenure of land and other natural resources, gender equity, and food security. I deploy my comparative skills in policy analysis, research and capacity building to explore, analyze and describe who the vulnerable poor are in relation to their productive assets, past experience, how they create meaning, interpret and engage with one another and with development agencies; factors that subsequently determine their livelihood strategies and overall social-economic well-being. The goal is to provide actionable recommendations to policy makers, academia, the profit and non-profit sectors, and the general public for informed decision making.

A combination of my academic training, hands-on experience, and skills gained from 20 plus years of career endeavours in Africa, Canada and internationally have shaped me into an adept Development Practitioner. I am proficient in languages and work well independently and as a member of multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.

I hold a PhD in Rural Sociology from the University of Alberta, Canada. A Master of Arts in Development Studies, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. 

SUMMARY 

  • I am a highly self-motivated social scientist with competencies in development research, policy analysis, and facilitating capacity development. 
  • Technical expertise in land and natural resources tenure, sustainable livelihoods, and facilitating multi-stakeholder engagement. 
  • Organized, with commendable skills to work well independently and with multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams. 
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office and computer assisted programs for data analysis. 
  • Knowledge of the development field in Africa, Canada, and internationally.
  • Proficient in languages: English, Kisii, Kiswahili, and basic knowledge of French.

WORK HISTORY

  • Researcher and Training Facilitator, We Grow Ideas.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Alberta.
  • Volunteer Intern, Canadian Crossroads International.
  • Advisor, Peace Building and Conflict Transformation, SNV Netherlands Development Organization.
  • Network Coordinator, Forest Action Network.
  • Information Officer, KENGO.

HOBBIES

  • Listening to music and singing, sometimes off-tune.
  • Travelling to interact and learn from "the other". 
  • Cooking familiar and newly discovered foods.
  • Blogger on sociological issues. 


For details: Contact me via my website page, or LinkedIn, or www.wegrowideas.net or @iLeenGreen

Until then, thank you!