Angela Haynes is based in the UK and has managed programmes in international development and human rights NGOs for over 20 years. She has worked for a number of NGOs including Minority Rights Group International, Plan International UK, HelpAge International and BOND. She has also provided support to the sector as an independent trainer, and has a particular interest in Europe-based African diaspora development NGOs. She has also worked in Research Uptake and Capacity Building management roles for the University of Sussex, as a Lecturer for various institutions and currently teaches on NGOs and Civil Society in Regent’s University London.
Angela studied African and Caribbean Studies with English at the University of Kent. She went on to complete an MA in Area Studies (Afro-American and Afro-Caribbean) at SOAS, and followed this with an MSc in Voluntary Sector Organisation in the London School of Economics. She is currently completing a PhD in Migration Studies at the University of Sussex.
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).
A Projects Assistant Eliud Kiprotich Magut, is from the Sengwer Hunter Gatherer Community. He has vast experience in Project Management and research in Minorities, and indigenous communities’ way of life and human rights. His work over the last ten years has seen him interact with and implement activities with communities like the Nubians the Ogiek, the Endorois, the Sengwer among others. Magut holds a diploma in Project Management from College of East Africa Institute of certified Studies (ICS)
Brian Sengeli, Governance Programme Officer,holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Governance from Mount Kenya University.
Passionate about public policy, governance, law and human rights, board a wealth of expertise in governance, public policy and democracy.
He joined CEMIRIDE as an intern under the governance program and has been actively involved in the electoral reforms, governance legislative and policy drafting, advocacy and civic engagement.
Sengeli previously worked as an intern at the Nairobi City County, under the Department of Devolution and Sub-County Administration.
Salome is a Gender and Social Inclusion Practitioner with interest in Climate Change. She has spent the past eleven years of her professional life mainstreaming gender in policy and programs. She has experience in advocacy, program coordination, research and fundraiser. Salome is the Climate Change Program Officer at CEMIRIDE. She previously supported programmes at Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Africa Centre for People, Institutions and Society (ACEPIS), Amnesty International Kenya, Nairobi Women’s Hospital – Gender Violence Recovery Centre, and Foundation for Women’s Rights in Kenya. Salome holds bachelor degree in Gender, Women and Development Studies and is completing her masters in Gender and Development Studies. She has short trainings in programme management, environmental management and analysis.
Nana is in her final year of Environmental Science. She has worked in various institutions during her studies including Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) in solving human-wildlife conflicts among the communities living around the Nairobi national park and Tsavo Game reserve. The experience at ANAW equipped her with social and communication skills as well as structured community approach and identification of a community’s needs before instituting interventions. Nana is also an active member of the Kabarak Rotary that helps to create the know-how and develop solutions to community’s environment based problems. The platform has enabled her to reach out to varied persons to stress the impact of climate change as well as the use of sustainable energy in the rural set ups of Kenya. Her work is driven by the desire to see minorities and indigenous communities access justice to effectively address the challenges to their livelihoods occasioned by climate change and environmental challenges. Her skills include research, adaptability and creativity