Enhanced participation of youth from underprivileged communities in decision making at all levels in society
Leadership Scenario Building Techniques, Curriculum Development and Apprenticeship
Youth Service, Community Service and Civic Engagements
Safety & Rule of Law, Public Participation & Human Rights and Human Development
Reproductive Health, Drug and Substance Abuse, Healthy Lifestyle, Non Communicable Diseases
Waste Reduction Collaborative, Business and Environment, Policy, Events, Dialogue and Action
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The Ladies of Splendor (LoS) Program recruits, enrolls, retains, and supports Leadership Training completion, Mentorship and/or Apprenticeship for young females in Africa.
The Men of Honor (MoH) Program recruits, enrolls, retains, and supports Leadership Skills Training, Apprenticeship, Mentorship and Experiential Exchanges for young males in Africa.
Ms. Caren Wakoli
Hello to you, and thank you for visiting our website. At Emerging Leaders Foundation, our focus is to grow a society full of young people who live purposeful lives and contribute meaningfully to nation building and policy processes. I deeply believe in the pursuit of happiness in life, and achieving harmony with fellow humans and nature. Every individual, whether male or female, young or old, must be able to enjoy these rights. I have come to the realization that this is largely dependent on being able to discover our reason for being, purpose.
Prof. Michael Chege
He is a distinguished scholar in African development studies. He is the holder of a Ph.D (University of California at Berkeley), M.A (University of California at Berkeley) and a B.A (Honours) degree (University of Nairobi). He currently serves as an Advisor on International Development Policy, at the Ministry of Economic Planning and National Development, and as member of the National Economic and Social Council of Kenya, an advisory board to the Cabinet. Prof. Chege’s has been the recipient of countless academic awards over the years. These include: The Rockefeller Foundation Competitive Archival Grant Research (1997), Visiting Research Fellowship, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (1994-6), Rockefeller Foundation Reflections on Development Fellowship (1986-88), Ford Foundation Individual Research Grant (1988), The Gandhi Smarak Prize for the best graduating student in the Faculty of Arts, University of Nairobi (1970), The Rockefeller Foundation Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies, (1970-77). His state awards include: Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS) of the Republic of Kenya (2007), for contributions in the development of Kenya’s Vision 2030 Document.
Dr. Musimbi Ondeko is a chiropractic doctor running a private practice in Nairobi, Kenya. She graduated from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, and serves as a member of her alma mater’s Board of Regents. Earlier, Dr. Ondeko graduated from the Lester B. Pearson United World College (UWC) of the Pacific in Vancouver, Canada, which is one of the unique colleges that promotes international understanding. Her experience at this college inspired her interest in leadership leading her to serve as chairperson of the Kenya National Committee of UWC and member of the International Board of UWC. In these capacities she travelled to the “four corners” of the world, which exposed her to different nations and cultures enriching her international experience. This created a desire to see good servant leaders of integrity in Kenya and around the world. Dr. Ondeko facilitates leadership training at Transforming Leadership Seminars (TLS) and the Oakseed Leadership Course (OSELC) while serving as a member of the Institute for National Transformation and serves as a member on The International Leadership Foundation (ILF)–Kenya Board. She also serves on the executive committee of the Executive Leadership Network (ELNET), which networks leaders of integrity to spearhead the holistic transformation of Kenya and beyond. Dr. Ondeko is the national chairperson of the Progressive Leadership Forum, which nurtures and mentors servant leaders of integrity. She is also the current chair of the Ex-Kenya High School Christian Fellowship which gives spiritual, mentoring and other support to maintain the school’s standards. Dr. Musimbi Ondeko is married to Dr. John N. Ondeko and they have three sons and a daughter.
The 2011 Jurist Award was conferred to Justice Daniel Musinga at a colourful dinner hosted by ICJ Kenya at its premises in Kileleshwa. Present at the award ceremony included Judge Philip Waki, a past recipient of the award, Prof. Christian Roschman, country director, Konrad Adenuer Foundation , Mr. Glenn Warren, US Embassy and Judge Lee Muthoga, ICTR Judge amongst other distinguished guests.
Judge Musinga has been a distinguished jurist and was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya in 1988. He was appointed as a member of the tribunal to investigate the conduct of suspended high court judges in 2003 and in October the same year, he was formally appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Kenya. He was then posted in Nakuru and sat on the bench there until December 2007. He later sat on the bench at the High Court in Kisii between 2008 and 2010. Since his appointment, Judge Musinga has been involved in many high profile cases, including cases invalidating the elections of various MPs.
Ms. Katindi Sivi-Njonjo is currently a Programme Director at the Society for International Development, in charge of coordination of programmes. In the past 10 years she has worked as the head of Futures – a programme that facilitated the use of scenarios thinking, visions building and strategic planning at the Institute of Economic Affairs (a research and policy analysis think tank).
Katindi Sivi-Njonjo disseminated Kenya’s first scenarios stories christened ‘Kenya at the Cross Roads: Scenarios for our Future’ countrywide. These were twenty year projections of four possible futures for Kenya, three of which unfolded within seven years. Katindi also headed the gender budgeting programme where she carried out various gender budget analyses and conceptualized a study on the gender gaps in Kenya’s budget process. She led a group of young Kenyans in developing their vision for Kenya in a project titled, ‘The Promise of Our Generation’. This work was used to lobby the government to conceptualize a long term vision for Kenya and to include a social and political pillar in Vision 2030. She was coopted in Kenya’s Vision 2030 technical team and authored the youth, gender and vulnerable groups chapter of the vision. Katindi led strategic planning processes in various constituencies in the country after a proportion of national resources were de-centralized by the government. Katindi also conceptualized the youth scenarios project and spearheaded discussions around changing demographics and the possible futures Kenya could face as a result. Katindi Sivi-Njonjo has authored several publications including; Youth Research Compendium [Ed] (2011), Vigilante Violence: Kenya’s Unholy Alliances (2011) published in the Youth Research Compendium, Keys: Kenya Youth Scenarios Booklet, Youth Situation Review and Investment in Kenya for UNICEF (2011), Talent Development in Sports and Arts for UNICEF (2011), Youth Fact Book. Infinite Possibility or Definite Disaster? (2010), Managing Change in Public Policy Analysis ‘Think Tanks’: A Case Study of the Institute of Economic Affairs, (2010), Constituency Strategic Planning Manual (2008), among others.
Andrew G. Ranja has been an advocate of the High Court of Kenya since 2004. He is the lead partner of Ranja & Company Advocates which is a growing firm established in 2007. The firm specializes in Commercial law, Real Estate, Intellectual Property and the development of small and medium sized enterprises in East Africa.
Prior to the establishment of the firm Andrew Ranja worked with Robson Harris & Company Advocates for 3 years where he was the Senior Associate responsible for Conveyancing (Real Estate) transactions. Andrew Ranja is a Board Member of the ZanaAfrica Group, The Ecotact Trust, African Colours Limited and the AIESEC – Nazarene University Chapter.
Ms. Carole Kariuki is a graduate of Nairobi University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Sociology. She has a Masters Degree in Public Administration and International Affairs from the Bowling Green State University in Ohio, USA. She has also done several courses on advocacy as well as private sector development.
She worked briefly at Barclays Bank of Kenya before taking up leadership training and working at the Nairobi Chapel. She then took up a position as a Research Fellow and later an Associate at the Sagamore Institute for Public Policy Research, Indianapolis – Indiana. Her work at the Institute led to a joint program with Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) where she joined the Programs Department. She took a one-year break from KEPSA and did consultancy in the area of Local Economic Development giving her needed experience in the local policy making system. She rejoined KEPSA and after a year was recruited as KEPSA CEO.
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Call for Applications 2015
Emerging Leaders Foundation ( ELF)announces the applications to the 2015 Leadership Training and Mentorship Programme for outstanding young women and men between 18 – 35 years, who are driving change in their communities, in Kenya. The program for young women is called "Ladies of Splendor" and that for men is called "Men of Honor". This nine (9) month intensive programme is aimed at growing the next generation of leaders who are ethical, courageous, service-driven and results-oriented. The 2015 cohort of outstanding young women and men is due to begin in March.
We are looking for the following people;
Candidates are required to complete the Personal Information and answer ALL questions requested in this form. All information submitted will be confidential. Please do not exceed the maximum number of words requested in the questions.