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ANIE  Secretariat

Dr. Charles Ochieng' Ong'ondo - Executive Director

Dr. Charles Ochieng’ Ong’ondo is a Commonwealth Academic Fellow and a holder of a PhD Degree in Language Teacher Education from The University of Leeds in the United Kingdom (UK), an M.Phil Degree in English Language Education from Moi University and a B.Ed. Degree in English and Literature from Moi University. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer of Educational Communication and the Head of the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Human Resource Development, at Moi University – Kenya. His academic interests are: Research Methodology (with special interest in Qualitative research); Teacher Education (with special interest on the practicum); English Language Pedagogy (at School, Tertiary and University levels); Academic Writing and Organizational Communication (with emphasis on Written Communication and Networks of Communication). Charles has led and/or participated in collaborative research with Kenyan national institutions such as the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), where he was a lead researcher on the Needs Assessment for Curriculum Reform and Teacher Education, among others. Internationally, he is a principal investigator in the on-going collaborative research on Strengthening Educational Mentoring Systems in Africa (SEMESA) between the University of Brighton in the UK, Kenyatta University and Moi University. He has facilitated many research workshops for postgraduate students at Moi University and other universities in Kenya, participated in a number of international conferences and served in Boards of Management of secondary schools. He has served as an external examiner in universities in East Africa. He is also a seasoned facilitator and adjudicator in the Kenya National Schools and Colleges Drama Festival (KNDF) and the Kenya Music Foundation (KMF). In terms of professional affiliation, Dr. Ong’ondo is a member of the African Network for Internalisation of Education (ANIE), International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), the Association of English Language Educators and Researchers in Kenya (ASELER) and Kenya Association of Educational Administration and Management (KAEAM). He has published widely in Language Teacher Education and Research Methodology.  Prior to joining the university as a lecturer, he had more than ten years’ experience as a teacher and Principal in Kenyan Schools.

Mr. Thomas Kimwetich Kigen - Programs Officer (Administration)

Mr. Thomas Kimwetich Kigen joined ANIE on secondment from Moi University. He is responsible for Administration at ANIE. he holds  a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration and is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Administration and Policy at Moi University. He has previously worked for the Immigration Department of the Government of Kenya

Mr. Blair Joseph Onyango Otieno

Mr. Blair Joseph Onyango Otieno holds the position of ANIE accountant. He holds a qualification in Business management and is currently pursuing his LL.B Degree. He brings to ANIE a wealth of experience with his recent responsibility being a Senior Administrative Officer (SAO) at Geniuses Worldwide.

Mrs. Teresa Summei

Ms. Summei is a member of staff seconded to work in ANIE. She is the Office Manager at(ANIE) and is responsible for overall management of ANIE day to day duties.  She holds a Degree in Political Science and Public Administration and a Diploma in Religious studies from Moi University and a certificate in Secretarial studies.

Ms. Norah Ordia Akelo - Projects and Communications Manager

Ms. Ordia Akelo is responsible for ANIE projects, the website and general communications within the organization. Ordia has recently completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Linguistics Media and Communication from Moi University. She is a writing fellow with Climate Tracker and has previously worked with a leading media house in Kenya as a web content manager.

Ms. Irene Belio - Administrative Assistant

Ms. Irene Belio is seconded by Moi University as an administrative assistant. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton. Currently she is pursuing MSc in project planning and management at Moi University. She has previously worked at the Kenya Institute of Professional Counseling as a trainer. At ANIE she is in Communication/Newsletter committee and assists in developing the ANIE newsletter.

Ms. Hottensia Chelimo Sang - Administrator

Hottensia Chelimo Sang joins ANIE on Secondment from Moi university. She holds a Bachelors of Commerce –Management option from Catholic university of Eastern and Central Africa and a Diploma law from Kenya school of professional studies. Previously worked at Moi university Nakuru campus as Admin assistant in charge of Directors office and at Kimaru Kiplagat Advocates as a legal assistant. At ANIE she works at coordinating conference.

Mrs. Lydia Jelagat - Office Assistant

Ms. Lydia Jelagat is  a seconded staff of Moi University who works with ANIE as an Office Assistant. Lydia holds a Diploma in Business Management from Moi University and is also a holder of a Bachelors Degree in Purchasing and Supplies from the same institution.