Mr.Solomon Odero


Executive Director and Board Secretary


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Rotary International Peace fellow 2020 Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Co-Founder and Director at Development Associates for Young Africans –Kenya He is a Msc International Development Student at Andrews University, Michigan USA, He Holds BA Development studies from Busoga University Uganda.

In 2014 he co-founded Development Associates for Young Africans Kenya as a National Non-Profit organization to promote peace building and conflict transformation with a diverse angle of job creation and fighting high level of HIV and unemployment among young people living in urban and rural poor communities.

The main objective of his organization is to offer solutions to unemployment which is a driver and a divider in conflict. Solomon leads a vibrant team in trainings youth on job skills, employment skills, linkage to employments, Micro enterprise development and micro farming in rural poor communities in Migori and Homabay.

At Development Associates for Young Africans, Solomon is responsible for administrative work, project supervision, networking, curriculum development and project monitoring. He ensured that youth in slums are well equipped to tackle unemployment problem through critical skills training and linkages to employment and business startup.

He leads 2019/2020 Norwegian funded South to South exchange program between South Africa and Kenya where Development Associates for Young Africans is the coordinating partner.

Currently Solomon is part of the brains behind Rotary peace fellows’ incubator and lead strategic thinkers of Rotary Peace fellows Association conference for 2021 Africa chapter

Previously, Solomon worked with other local NGOs in Kenya implementing community development programs . such as Shining hope for community (SHOFCO) as Research , Monitoring and evaluation Manager for 8 programs i.e, youth empowerment, education, health, early childhood development among others. During his 4 year stay at SHOFCO, he designed community based monitoring and evaluation framework currently in use.

Other organizations where he worked include SAPTA AFRICA, a nongovernmental organization dealing with drug and substance prevention among youth in Kenya.

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