Wanjiru Gikonyo – Coordinator
Wanjiru works as a media and local governance consultant. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Organization (with distinction) from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. She is presently completing her Master of Arts in Sociology-Rural Societies and Community Development at the University of Nairobi.
She has 12 years experience as a media producer and consultant in the Kenyan market, with an emphasis on radio. She has worked extensively on CDF related issues since 2004.
She developed The CDF Social Audit Guide-A Hand Book for Communities (2008) for Open Society Initiative for East Africa (OSIEA). Wanjiru also prepared a Working Paper on Decentralized Funds in Kenya in 2006 for the Hanns Seidel Foundation, where she formerly worked as media and governance officer.
Dorah Nesoba – Senior Program Officer (Media and Advocacy)
Dorah is a Communications professional with 9 years experience in media and non-profit organizations. She communicates TISA’s mission, programs, events and services to the public and media. She manages media relations, e-communications and other PR and advocacy efforts. She joined the TISA team in October, 2009.
Previously, she was the projects coordinator and editor (The Link) at Institute for Civic Affairs and Development. She has also worked at The Standard Newspapers and the People Daily Newspapers and other local publications.
She holds a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Kenya Institute of Mass Communication, a Diploma in Public Relations Management from Kenya Institute of Management and a certificate in Governance from Les Aspin Center for Government, Washington DC. She is presently pursuing a BSc in Communication Studies at Moi University.
Elias Wakhisi – Program Officer (Local Governance)
Wakhisi is the Program officer managing governance issues at TISA responsible for Social Audit Capacity Building Components; He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (HONS) in Public Admin/Political Science And Economics from University of Nairobi. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Economic Policy Management at The University of Nairobi.
Previously, he worked as a Program Associate, Civic Education Program, Kenya Human Rights Commission [KHRC] and as an Education consultant, Overseas Education Advisory Centre.
Bilha Wairimu – Accounts Officer
Bilha is the accounts officer at TISA. She controls the purse strings!
Pascaline Mulwa – Project Assistant
She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication from The University of Nairobi.
Program Officer-Society for International Development.
Hulda Ouma is Programme Coordinator, Gender & Development, at the SID Regional Office for East & Southern Africa. She holds a degree in Law from Reading University and a Masters in Social Policy & Planning from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.
She has undertaken budget analyses of the Constituencies Development Fund (CDF), to determine how responsive these funds are to gender disparities and the different developmental challenges that different genders face, to determine participation, and ways of improving the outcomes of the Constituencies Development Fund.
Dr Caesar Mwangi
Caesar is the Managing Director at Sasini; he is also the Director of Executive Training Consultant in Nairobi and a consultant with Consultative Group in International Agriculture Research (CGIAR). He is also the interim Director of the Strathmore Governance Centre and lectures in Corporate Strategy and financial Management at Strathmore business School He holds a Ph.D in Organizational Performance and Change Management from the University of Johannesburg and is a qualified Accountant
Mr. Robert Oganga
Robert Oganga is currently working in Southern Sudan as an Associate Consultant for HELM Corporation UK. He is an expert in the IT Field with over 9 years experience specializing in database and web application systems, having worked for organizations such as Openview Business Systems, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mercury Technologies Ltd., Blue Valley Consulting, among others, in various capacities and roles.
He holds Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political science and Philosophy from University of Nairobi (1997), and also possesses various IT Certifications and Accreditations. He has also worked as a media producer for different organizations such as Bassline Productions, Media Africa, Media Eye Ltd., among others.
Catherine Muyeka Mumma
Catherine Mumma is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and an independent consultant on human rights issues with national and international work experience in the public and civil society sectors. She has worked as a State Counsel in the International Treaties and Agreements department of the Attorney General’s office for nine years before moving on to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, where she served for three years as a commissioner.
She has also served as a commissioner on the Independent Review Commission(IREC) She holds Masters of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of London and a bachelor degree from the University of Nairobi