Nyang’ori Ohenjo is the Chief Executive Officer at the Centre for Minority Rights Development (CEMIRIDE). He brings on board a rich experience of over 20 years’ experience in policy advocacy, governance and development programmes for minorities and indigenous peoples’ ( marginalized indigenous communities’) rights. In the course of his work, Nyang’ori has held significant roles as Programmes and Administrative Advisor at the Centre for Minority Rights Development (CEMIRIDE) and Baliti FM (a community radio station in Isiolo), Networking and Liaison Technical Assistant/Expert, Non State Actors Support Programme (NSA-NET), Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs (an EU DGSP funding), Governance Programme Officer at the Centre for Human Rights Development (CEMIRIDE) – where he was also National Coordinator of the Pastoralists and Hunter Gatherers Ethnic Minorities Network (PHGEMN).Nyang’ori also previously held the role of Executive Director of the Indigenous Fisher Peoples Network (IFP) during which time he was the Chairperson of the Minorities Reforms Consortium (MRC).
Nyang’ori has published numerous works and been referred to as an authority in matters related to minorities and indigenous peoples in East Africa. Examples of the work authored include “How Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Relate to Human Rights: A Clean Cooking and Indigenous Peoples’ Perspective from Kenya’ in Garrido M. V., Mthembu P., and Wilkins S. A., (Eds) Universal Declaration of Human Rights Journal by Berlin Forum on global Politics, Institute for Global Dialogue & Reclaim! Universal Human Rights Initiative, July 2020; Status and content of programming of community radios in Kenya, Kenya Community Media Network, March 2015; (2011); ‘Participation of minorities and indigenous peoples in political decision making in Kenya’ in Majamba, H., (ed) East African Community – the Case of Ethnic and Racial Minorities, (2011);, ‘Indigenous Peoples Health in Africa’, The Lancet – 10 June 2006 (Vol. 367, Issue 9526, pp 1937-1946); ‘Minorities’ and indigenous peoples’ experience in Kenya’s PRS process’ in Hughes, A., PRSPS, Minorities and Indigenous Peoples – an Issues Paper (2005), and Kenya’s Castaways: the Ogiek and National Development Processes (2003).