Education Specialist - Agriculture & Livelihoods
Mr James Onyango joined COL on 18 April 2016 as Education Specialist: Agriculture & Livelihoods.
James has vast experience in international development working on programs that utilise open, distance and technology-mediated learning to improve health and food security, expand income, and create employment and wealth for marginalized farming communities, particularly women. He is a distinguished thought-leader in the field of ‘Learning for Sustainable Development’ having worked in this area since 2004 as project director, implementer and consultant for dozens of international development agencies. He has been actively involved in shaping COL’s Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) initiative since 2005 as consultant, designer and evaluator.
Prior to joining COL, James worked as Executive Director of Kenya Aids Intervention Prevention Project Group, one of the leading grassroots development NGOs in Kenya since 2006. A national of Kenya, James obtained his Master of Science Degree in Organizational Development from United States International University, Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from University of Nairobi and Bachelor of Science from Kenyatta University. His areas of interest include technology-enabled learning, project management, human resource development, fundraising and monitoring and evaluation.