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Prof. Terry Ryan

Prof. Terry Ryan

Board Chair

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Prof. Ryan is a Kenyan born economist who studied in Trinity College, Dublin and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lectured in the University of Nairobi until 1983 when he was appointed Director of Planning in the Ministry of Planning and National Development of the Kenya Government. In 1988 he became the first Economic Secretary in the Ministry of Finance of the Kenya Government. Following his retirement from the Kenyan Civil Service in 1995, he has been appointed to various posts requiring his experience and expertise. These include the Commission for Higher Education, the Local Committee for Income Tax Appeals and the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Kenya.

He is currently the Chairman of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. He was also Chairman of the Micro and Small Enterprise Task Force. He has done consultancy work for the World Bank, UNDP, the Organization for African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa of the European Union. He has been advisor on fiscal considerations to Treasuries in Southern Africa He has been a long serving Resource Person for the African Economic Research Consortium. He was Chairman of Governing Council of Strathmore University in Nairobi for 14 years during which the University came into being; he maintains his link with Strathmore by being a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Strathmore Business School.

Dr. Josephine Kibaru-Mbae

Dr. Josephine Kibaru-Mbae

Board Member
Dr. Josephine Kibaru-Mbae
Dr. Josephine Kibaru-Mbae is the Director General of National Council for Population and Development. Prior to joining NCPD in February 2014, Dr. Kibaru-Mbae had been the Director General at the East, Central & Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC; Former Commonwealth Regional Health Secretariat) since 2010. ECSA-HC is an Intergovernmental Organization whose aim is to foster regional cooperation and collaboration in health. It comprises of 10 active members; Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Dr. Kibaru-Mbae is a Medical Doctor, specialized in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Public Health. She has about 30 years’ experience in the public health sector, with about 20 of these years in Leadership and Management positions at different levels of the health sector in the Republic of Kenya. She started at the District level and rose through the ranks to the level of Senior Deputy Director of Medical Services in charge of Family Health Services, Ministry of Health; Kenya. Dr. Kibaru-Mbae has represented the government in various national and international fora such as the WHA, ICPD etc. During her tenure at the Division of Reproductive Health, in collaboration with other stakeholders, she successfully lobbied for the first ever budget-line for Family Planning in Kenya in 2005.

Dr. Kibaru-Mbae has excellent networking experience working with policy makers and programme experts such as Ministers, Ambassadors, Principal Secretaries, Directors, population and health professionals, representatives of collaborating partners and donors and the media.

Dr. Mary K. Lonyangapuo

Dr. Mary K. Lonyangapuo

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Dr. Mary K. Lonyangapuo
Dr. Mary K. Lonyangapuo is a holder of Bachelor of Arts in Education from Kenyatta University, a Masters Degree in Linguistics from Leeds University, UK and a PHD in Linguistics from Egerton University. She has over 15 years university teaching experience in the area of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics and has vast knowledge in humanities and social sciences

Her key research areas are in: Syntax, Sociolinguistics and Applied communication and has carried out various researches in linguistics and communicative aspects of language, has written a number of research papers in refereed journals and is a Research Assistant with CASA.

She is a member of the Editorial Board, Jarida la Mwanga wa Lugha, an academic journal at Moi University.
She has served as the Head of Department, Linguistics and Foreign Languages, Moi University; Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Moi University and served as a Council Member, Kenyatta University.

She sits on various School Boards and is currently a Senior lecturer, Department of Linguistics and Foreign Languages, Moi University, where she is also the Patron of I Choose Peace Consortium.

Eng. Ezra Odhiambo

Eng. Ezra Odhiambo

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Mr Odhiambo

Mr Odhiambo has broad business management experience which ranges from strategic planning, business administration, maintenance management, engineering, information systems, project management, and business systems analysis, among others. Mr Odhiambo has proven expertise in the strategic planning, business process re-engineering and improvement, change management, design and implementation of operational systems, telecommunications systems, computer systems, design and development of application software, human resource management systems, computer networks and hands-on experience in business analysis and management. This expertise has been acquired in the consulting environment covering a diverse range of complex business environments such sugar company operations, maintenance management, financial services, postal services, telecommunication systems, computer systems, trading companies, water and sewerage services and project management among others.

This is backed by sound and relevant academic and technical education and training. Postgraduate education EMBA Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology – 2009 and Post Graduate Diploma in Telecommunications Management Studies -1988 (Bailbrook College, England). Undergraduate Bsc Electrical Eng. (Second Class Honours) University of Nairobi, Kenya 1979. Technical Training in Microwave Systems Engineering Japan) 1984, Radio Systems (Italy) 1981, Transmission Systems (Holland) 1981, Satellite Technology (Intelsat) 1987, Oracle Database System (Afralti) 1989, Digital Equipment Corporation VMS Systems (Protec) 1989, Leadership in Management (2009), Fraud Examination (2011).

Positions held include the following: Member of the Board of Directors Kenya National Bureau of Statistics 2014 to date, Chairman Axpex Construction Company Ltd 2013 to date, Member of the Board of Directors Netcom Information System Ltd 1992 to date, Member of the Board of Directors BOMAS of Kenya 2004/2007, Member of the Board of Governors- Kokuro Secondary School 2003/2006, Executive Committee Member. Information Standards Technology Association (Kenya) 1992/1997 and Member of Computer Society of Kenya

Mr Billington Mwangi Gituto.

Mr Billington Mwangi Gituto.

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Mr Billington Mwangi

Mr Billington Mwangi Gituto holds a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi and a Master’s degree in Communication from Daystar University. Gituto has broad interests in development, social policy, strategic and cause communications. He is an experienced social development practitioner with wide research and practice in various areas of human development and capability. He also has extensive experience in various fields of strategic communications. His organizing work has seen him play key leadership and advisory roles in various development interventions, programmes and organizations.

Gituto has authored numerous publications on social policy including Beyond CDF: Making Kenya’s Sub-sovereign Finance Work for the Socially Excluded; Affirmative Action: The Promise of a New Dawn and Making Women Count: Gender and Public Budgeting. Gituto has been an educator in communications and development at St Paul’s University and Daystar University in Nairobi and is currently the Director of the Mekatilili Institute in Nairobi where he is working in the areas of assets and social policy, wellbeing and multidimensional poverty, the application of capabilities approach for measuring wellbeing, equality and advancing human rights and the use of strategic communications to solve social problems.

Mr Francis Anyona

Mr Francis Anyona

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Francis Anyona
Francis Anyona holds a Masters Degree in Economic Policy and Management, University of Nairobi. B.A. Econ. (Hons) 2nd Class Upper Division. Currently works as the Director of Budget at the National Treasury. He has been trained in Driving Performance in the Public Sector, Fiscal Decentralization and Cost Control, Financial Change and Risk Management in the Public Sector Corporate Governance Performance Budgeting and Financing of Devolved Government Strategic leadership and Change Management Enterprise Designing and Implementing Social Transfers Risk Management Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability Micro-economics of Competitiveness Program on Budgeting and Financial Management in the Public Sector among others.

He has 24years public service experience where he has held various positions. He is a Member of Board of Governors, Riosiri Secondary School, Chairperson MW’Oigara Self Help Group MemberSouth Mugirango Development Group.

Mrs. Sabina Wakio Maghanga

Mrs. Sabina Wakio Maghanga

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Mrs. Sabina Wakio Maghanga
Mrs. Sabina Wakio Maghanga is currently the Director of Planning in charge of Macro Planning and International Cooperation in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning. She holds a Masters degree from York University and a Bachelors degree from University of Nairobi. She is a career civil servant who has worked for the government for over 30 years. Her current job involves coordination of national economic policy formulation and promotion of regional and international economic cooperation towards realization of Vision 2030. Some of her work includes coordination of the development of the Second Medium Term Plan 2013 – 2017, the sector specific plans and the East African Community and the European Union Economic Partnership Negotiations.

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