KENNEDY EDWINE ONYANGO
Career Objective: To work with any Economic Empowerment Facility or Development-oriented
Organization involved in strengthening the capacity of the Community in effective Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring
Profile: Excellent organizer with solid planning and problem solving skills; Self-starter who can work
independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines; Quick learner who can rapidly master all aspects of job with limited
Goal: To use Strategic Project Planning Techniques, Proven methodologies in Planning and Development for effective
implementation of participatory and result-oriented interventions at all levels.
2003 to present: Lead Facilitator; Grassroots Socio-economic
Underpinnings: Poverty-reduction, Nutrition, and Open & Distance Learning
(ODL) for Women (GRASSUP NOW) Initiative.
the work of four principal partners in the consortium and report to the Commonwealth Of Learning (COL).
· Sign the
Grants and other technical assistance agreements and prepare quarterly and final reports on behalf of the Consortium partners.
· I drafted
a joint proposal that won a funding grant for this project from the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada
through CISSO as the lead Agency in a Multi-Stakeholder Consortium of four organizations (total funding of US$ 20,000).
the ambitious Ten Step Model of Establishing a Sustainable Community Resource Access Units (RAU’s).
· Guided the
work successfully to completion of a proof of concept of a new content development and dissemination facility established
to support the further design of e-Village and RAU’s.
July 2001 to date: Director-CISSO
for preparing the bids and work proposals as well as managing all aspects of implementation such as hiring key personnel,
planning, budgeting and achieving results and deliverables according to the contract terms, as follows:
· To manage projects, collaborate with
a project team, interface with clients, and use technology to build successful solutions for clients.
· Led a team of 5 from design to deployment
of CISSO ICT-enhanced
Capacity Building programmes in
Suba-District with local and international collaborative Institutions.
· Plan, Coordinate and mobilize the
resources for deployment of Suba Youth Training programme (The Bridge) concept.
· From 2001
through 2004, won and managed two contracts amounting to approximately $30,000. This work involved consulting at CISSO Training
Hub hosted at EDTEC ICT-based Training Facility and collaborative work with US Peace Corps.
· I headed
a team with a mandate to establish a computer literacy training project, as a joint venture between CISSO and EDTEC, and managed
implementation at EDTEC ICT-based Training facility in Icipe-Mbita. I hired the key personnel and coordinated the project.
The project won the Rural Development Award of the Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) based at the World Bank Hq’s,
during the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS), Geneva 2003 which I was honoured and given an Award of the same.
· The R&D
program involved development of low-cost connectivity plans applied to building and construction design open source Learning
Management Systems (LMS) to be used by CISSO-ICT-enhanced initiatives at the community level as social ventures with income
generation components to ensure sustainability.
the formation of a Multi-Stakeholder Consortium comprising four principal partners and drafted the joint proposal for the
GRASSUP NOW project that won the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada Grant support at a tune of CAD$60,000 (CAD$ 20,000
First Phase disbursement).
by the organization to design and build 600 square foot Community Learning and Technology Center as part of the oneVillage
Unity Center model at a cost of U$10,000.
· I negotiated
a license with the Mbita Point Town Council and Mbita Point Green Town Environmental Initiative (MPGTEI) for CISSO to represent
the interest of partners and construct a Community Learning and Technology Center at the Mbita Point Green Town Park (oneVillage site).
and managed rollout of RAU’s to initial deployment sites including delivery of all end-user training for RAU’s
under GRASSUP NOW Initiative.
–May 2001: Project Strategic Planner -Community Initiatives and Social Support Organization (CISSO).
· Responsible for coordinating and
leading the implementation of CISSO Projects including Community mobilization and sensitization on CISSO-work
· Monitoring and preparation of proposal
drafts, In-depth investigation of community needs and resource mapping.
· Evaluating Community needs from the
lead activities towards the preparation of Proposal for Suba Youth Training Programme and its rollout.
· Initiating Projects that consistently
meet the present and future needs of the Community.
· Carried out necessary steps towards
the draft of Suba Youth Training Programme.
· Draft of Micro-Intervention Support
on Alleviation of Poverty- MISAP Package.
· Designed a mobile Open and Distance
Learning (ODL), a concept meant to support local Community –based Youth Polytechnics.
· I established
one of the first and most successful R&D Partnerships.
third-party investments of approximately $20,000 and have also invested directly over $10,000 (in-kind support) in CISSO ICT-enhanced Capacity Building Programmes
in Suba District.
· As the Project
Strategic Planner, I was responsible for designing of projects and planning the investment of funds into qualified development
programs. All projects were successful in income generation and the commercialization of these R&D results is now underway.
Joint Ventures and Career Development:
Director-EDTEC from 2001 to present;
Designer and lead in the development of the promising concept of e-Village Portal to be hosted by EDTEC which is a key portal
for the interaction and development of the Western, Kenya
community and the oneVillage Consortium on behalf of Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada sponsored GRASSUP NOW Project.
of Resource Access Unit (RAU) Model of GRASSUP NOW, which provides interactive offline-based information for COL
supported GRASSUP NOW implementation partners and acts as the private sector linkage to the e-Village Portal.
Current focus on developing a worldwide
community of users of revolutionizing Resource Access Units (RAU’s) model and local content development system technology
based on my inventions for RAU.
This initiative is well underway
with over 20 registered members and some 100 enthusiast located in all parts of the world are currently designing and planning
roll-out of projects with RAU components.
high performance individuals to my projects and over $30,000 investments from both the private and public sectors were pooled
up for EDTEC establishment in the remote semi-urban town of Mbita,
· Shown ability
to sell new ideas, securing and managing about $10,000 in contract funding, as summarized under the achievements.
determination in pursuing visionary business opportunities based largely on my personal skills as an inventor and entrepreneur.
· Have remained
in a collaborative relationship with highly qualified engineering and architectural professionals through two years of development
· Managed technical
staff of 5 including researchers towards design of e-Village portal.
the concept and planning to construct (in 2006) a specialized training facility for dissemination of the e-Village Portal
content through cost-effective technology based on Community Multi-Media approach.
· As a lead
in a consultative role, I provided technical support as EDTEC Strategic Planner and CISSO Director of the ventures below.
· Dr. Krishna Kalluri,
1285 West Broadway
Telephone: +1 604 775 8200 Suite
Fax: +1 604 775 8210.
Vancouver, BC V6H 3X8.
E-mail: email@example.com http://www.col.org
· Joy Tang,
· Mr. Francis Opiyo,