|Name||Daniel Juma Omondi|
|Organization||Executive Director, Global Peace Foundation, Kenyan Chapter|
Mr. Daniel Juma Omondi is the Executive Director of the Kenyan chapter of the Global Peace Foundation an international peace organization headquartered in Washington DC. He also serves as the Secretary to the board of the Global Peace Youth Corps Kenya. He hosted the International Young Leaders’ Summit at the UN Gigiri, Nairobi, in 2009 and in 2010 at Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi. He served as a panelist alongside the US Ambassador to the AU Mr. Michael A. Battle during the African Youth Development Forum (AYDF), held in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.
Daniel worked for the Korean government’s Korea Trade & Investment Promotion Agency for 10 years as a Trade Officer focusing on Market Research. In this capacity, he played a major role in Korea’s economic diplomatic foray into East Africa. He studied International Relations at the University of Nairobi’s Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies and wrote a thesis entitled “Kenya’s Foreign Policy Shift: From Political to Economic Diplomacy” in which he gave policy recommendations that led to the transformation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to what is now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
As his way of giving back to society, he sits on the Board of Governors of both Ukwala High School and Yenga Secondary School and also serves as the chair of Ukwala School Old Boys Association, JCI Nairobi Chapter, NGO-I Love Africa, the Young Life Movement, the African Dream Foundation and the Mr. & Miss University-Kenya and Africa 2.0
In 1995, he represented Kenya in the 19th Mr. & Miss University International Pageant held at in Tokyo & won the Friendship Award. On coming back, he established the Mr. & Miss University which is now held in all Kenyan universities. He is also an entrepreneur running a consulting firm Xcell Consultium.
Collective Impact Approach in Community Development: Kariobangi Community Cooker Case Study
Collective Impact is a framework to tackle deeply entrenched and complex social problems. It is an innovative and structured approach to making collaboration work across government, business, philanthropy, non-profit organizations and citizens to achieve significant and lasting social change.
The Collective Impact approach is premised on the belief that no single policy, government department, organization or program can tackle or solve the increasingly complex social problems we face as a society. The approach calls for multiple organizations or entities from different sectors to abandon their own agenda in favour of a common agenda, shared measurement and alignment of effort. Unlike collaboration or partnership, Collective Impact initiatives have centralized infrastructure – known as a backbone organization – with dedicated staff whose role is to help participating organizations shift from acting alone to acting in concert.
Africa Peace Service Corps has adopted this approach in implementing its youth volunteer and empowerment programs. The most advanced project in this respect is the Kariobangi Community Cooker initiative which brings together 11 youth groups, the County Government, Global Peace Foundation and 10 corporate foundations to turn solid waste management into a youth enterprise.
The main objectives of the initiative are:
This Case Study will highlight the journey, success, challenges and impact of this approach in solving community problems.
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