Environmental Entreprenuership for Sustainable Communities


Leonard Akwany
Founder and Coordinator

Holds Bsc in Natural Resources Management from Egerton University and Msc in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management from consortium of European Universities; University of Manchester, UK, University of Lund, Sweden, Central European University, Hungary and University of Aegean, Greece. Has experience and training in natural resources governance and management, impact assessment, project planning and management, participatory GIS, entrepreneurship, participatory training and capacity building, technology transfer and pro-poor development communication. He is the inaugural winner of Pan-African Entrepreneurial Teachers Award sponsored by Educating Africa and Teach A Man To Fish. Likewise the Country Director of CREE (www.conservationforpeople.org)

Beatrice Onoka
Deputy Coordinator

Holds Diploma in Marketing Management from Kenya Institute of Management. Has experience in agricultural technologies promotion, community mobilization and social marketing via radio and applied theatre.

Jacktone Hamisi
Secretary (Administration)

Holds advance Diploma in Community Based Development and Project Management from Premese Africa Institute. Likewise Certified Public Account (CPA I). Have vast training on HIV/AIDS care, treatment and management. Has experience in acting and improvisation and has participated in several theatrical projects in appropriate energies technologies, afforestation and reforestation projects.

Nehemiah Odera
Secretary (Finance)

Holds Diploma in Banking and Finance and Bachelors of Business and Management (Accounting option). Has experience in financial accounting and management.

Joseph Onyango
Team Leader (Environment)

(Bsc. Fisheries Management, Moi University).He has experience in fisheries management, aquaculture, conservation research and community training on nature-based enterprises.

Ruth Apiyo
Team Leader (IT and Entrepreneurship)

Has training in Financial accounting and Community Development. Has experience in community training and entrepreneurship initiatives.

Francis Omungo
Team Leader (Health and Outreaches)

Holds diploma in social work (Moi University). Has experience in community mobilization, development and health. Has participated in numerous acting and puppetry theatrical projects ranging from ecological sanitation, wetland conservation and health issues.

Faith Magadi
Team Leader (Peace, Leadership and Governance)

Holds BA in Public Administration and International Relations from Moi University. Has experience in Leadership mentorship and incubation, community mobilization and capacity building, social marketing, conflicts management, institutional analysis, networking, public affairs management and development communication.

Michael Owiti
Team Leader (Ecofinder Creative Players)

Holds Diploma from Mwangaza Arts School. Has training and experience in applied drama, puppetry construction and manipulation, community mobilization and fine art.

Members and Volunteers

Integral component of Ecofinder Kenya. They have diverse training and experience on nature conservation, entrepreneurship among other sustainable development domains. Immensely contribute to our work in the spirit of community service and voluntarism

Ecofinder Kenya Critical Networks Leadership

Caroline Achieng
Coordinator (Lake Victoria Tour Guides Association)

Holds Diploma in Business Administration from Kenya Institute of Management. Has experience in Enterprises Development, Business Incubation and Mentorship and Nature Conservation.

Elijah Obadha
Coordinator (Lake Victoria Wetlands Forum)

Holds Bsc in Natural Resources Management from Egerton University and has experience in capacity building, wetlands management, sustainable agriculture and alliance building.

Joash Ligo Otuoma
Coordinator (Water and Sanitation Entrepreneurs Association (WATSAN-Entrepreneurs)

Holds Certificate in Civil Engineering (Building and Construction) from Kisumu Polytechnic and has experience in water and sanitation training and ecological sanitation appropriate technologies.