Vera Atieno Owiti
Ms. Vera Atieno Owiti is a co-founder, Secretary and Executive Director of SRI. As CEO, she provides leadership and strategic direction for the organization, ensures the implementation of activities and is responsible for the daily management of the organization. She holds a Masters in Philosophy in Education from NLA University College, Bergen, Norway and a Bachelor of Education from Moi University, Kenya. Prior to this, she was a secondary school teacher for over 5 years.
Archilles is the SRI Program Manager (Administration and Finance) since September 2017. He has a vast experience in Administration and Finance Management. Before joining Sustainable Rural Initiatives (SRI), he had served Administrative Officer in Kisony Welfare Group (KIG). He is responsible for administration of human resources and finances of SRI and also implementation of SRIs administration and organizational policies.
Prior to this, he served as Field Assistant at Kenya Biogas Program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration from Moi University, a Diploma in Accountancy from Kenya Polytechnic College and Certified Secretary (CS). He also took a course in a certificate in Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance and Statutory Abortion Restrictions – USAID & John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health .
James Odhiambo Ogutu
George Omondi Ochuka
George is the longest serving staff at SRI having been the first to be appointed in 2013 at the onset of the organization. For over one year, he was the only staff responsible for SRI activities. He played a key role in the establishment of the SRI Carpentry Workshop and the construction of the SRI Resource Centre. Currently, he oversees the running of the SRI Carpentry Workshop and Logistical requirements of the organization. In this position, he coordinates SRI cooperation with Tools to Work, Netherlands, which involves arranging the clearance of containers bringing in training equipment. He is also responsible for regular repairs and maintenance of SRI facilities.
He has a certificates and hands on training in Water drilling, well design, hygiene and sanitation, Pump repair and maintenance, bio sand filtration, permaculture and training in health by USAID & John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Before joining SRI, he served as the chief driller in Life water International and G.W.A.K.O Ministries. .
Gordon manages the SRI Cafeteria and Bakery. He is also responsible for the SRI accommodation facilities. Gordon joined SRI in 2017. He has previously served SRI in different capacities including managing the poultry project and the farm. He holds a certificate in Community Mobilization from KEMRI and CDC, and a certificate in Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance and Statutory Abortion Restrictions – USAID & John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Richard Ogutu Osimbo
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