Mr. Hassan Mohamed is the Commission Secretary since June 2010. He holds a MA in Economic and Social Studies (Development Administration and Management) from University of Manchester UK, Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management from Glasgow Caledonian University, UK; and Diploma in Range Management from Egerton University. Mr. Hassan is a career Civil Servant who has served in various Government Ministries culminating in his promotion to the rank of Senior Deputy Secretary. He was awarded the Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya in 2009 for Peace building efforts whilst serving as the Coordinator of the National Steering Committee for Peace Building and Conflict Management in the Office of the President. Mr. Hassan also received exposure in international peace efforts while on secondment as a Special Envoy of IGAD to the Sudan Peace Process between 2009 - 2010. He has extensive knowledge in Government Financial Management, having served as a Budget Supply Officer in the Ministry of Finance from 1997 – 2006.
Commissioner Hon. Morris M. Dzoro, EGH has over 15 years working experience and exposure in leadership and development at both local and international levels. He has been keen in empowering communities to determine their own future and realize their full potential through helping them demonstrate their relationship and live at peace with each other and their environment in order to meet their own long-term needs and livelihood with the main aim of transforming their lives. Hon. Morris Dzoro served as a Cabinet Minister in the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife from 2003 to 2007; an Assistant Minister for Public Service between 2002 and 2003; and a Member of Parliament from 2002 to 2007. Prior to that, he worked as the Programme Manager for the World Vision – Kenya, in different counties and regions. He has also worked as a Part-Time Lecturer at both the University of Nairobi and Daystar University.
Hon. Morris Dzoro is currently pursuing a PhD degree course on Tourism Management at the Moi University. He holds a Masters of Arts (MA) Degree in Theology and Development from the University of Leeds, UK; a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Community Development from Mesiah College, USA; and a Diploma in Communication Arts from the Daystar University, Kenya. Hon. Dzoro has attended training in different fields such as Strategic Planning and Management at CORAT; Proposal Writing and Health Management at AMREF; Cross Cultural and Peace Keeping at the London Institute and Advanced Leadership Course from Singapore. He has also attended several seminars and conferences, including the World Tourism Organization in Malaysia; Public Service Conference in South Africa and International Urban Ministry in Chicago, USA. Hon. Dzoro brings to the Commission valuable knowledge and experience in leadership, peace building and conflict resolution; partnerships and relationships across sectors (networking and collaboration).
Commissioner Dr. Joseph Wamocha Nasongo is a PhD holder in Conflict Resolution and Management from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Master’s degree in Philosophy of Education and Bachelor’s degree in Education arts of Kenyatta University. His PhD thesis was titled ‘An analysis of feminist epistemology: Logical pedagogical implications to education in Kenya’. He joins the Commission from the world of academia with Twenty-Four years’ experience as an educationist, seven of which he taught in secondary schools, Six years at Maseno University and Eleven years at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.
He has vast experience in teaching, research and publications. His research interests include: Peace studies, conflict resolution and management, Education, feminism, and philosophy. He has attended and presented papers in local, regional and international conferences. Dr. Joseph W. Nasongo is also a member of professional associations namely: Association of Disaster Management and Conflict Resolution of Kenya (ADMCRK), Organization of Social Science Research in Eastern Africa (OSSREA) and Association of Third World Studies ATWS). He has actively participated in community development through engagement in civic education, review of peace building training manual, research on impact of violent conflicts on education and member of boards of management of schools and sub county district education board. His global is guided by the philosophy that the human person has a rich endowment of potential that requires conducive environment to flourish. Conducive environmental factors include: peace, access to basic needs, quality education, respect for human dignity and freedom to exercise talents in enhancing individual and societal development.
Commissioner Prof. Gitile Joseph Naituli holds a PhD degree in Business Management from Egerton University, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree in Management and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Business Administration and Government from MIU-IOWA, USA. His PhD Thesis was entitled: “Constraints on Growth of Micro and Small-Scale Women Enterprises in North and Central Meru, Kenya”.
Prof. Naituli has over 20 years’ experience in Business Management and Leadership gained from extensive consulting, facilitation, teaching and research. Before his appointment as a Commissioner with the National Cohesion and Integration Commission, Prof. Naituli served as the Acting Principal and Deputy Principal (Finance and Administration) and Associate Professor, Business Management and Leadership at Multimedia University of Kenya. He is also a visiting Professor of Management at the University of Virginia, USA and sits on the Advisory Board of Environic Foundation International (EFI), USA, as well as the National Trustee Intervarsity Environmental network (IVEN). Prof. Gitile Naituli has conducted research in several fields. These include Education for Sustainable Development and its application to Business Systems, Small to Medium Enterprises and the implication for sustainable development, Small Business Development and Management, Gender Issues in Small Business Management and Development and the Implication for Poverty Alleviation Efforts, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Gender Issues in Organizational Development and Management, Strategic Management and its implications for Organizational Re-engineering, Transformational Leadership and its implication for development and Conflict Resolution and Mitigation.
Prof. Naituli is the author of more than 25 papers on Leadership and Management that have been published in professional journals or presented at various professional international conferences. He has also authored and co-authored more than 8 books in business Management. Prof. Naituli is a Technical Specialist with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Mainstreaming Environment for Sustainability in African Universities (MESA). He has also been helping African Universities to develop projects on adaptation to climate change and also providing technical assistance to the concerned Universities, besides organizing, planning and participating in strategic meetings and Seminars/workshops. Prof. Naituli has been a Consultant for UNESCO Windholk Cluster Office to Angola, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland. In 2008, Prof. Naituli was appointed as the coordinator for the International Training Programme in Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education in African Universities by Ramboll Natura AB and SIDA of Sweden. He chaired the University of Gondar (Ethiopia) Senate Committee that helped develop a curriculum based on the United Nations guidelines on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), which used ESD tool kit as a resource.
Commissioner Dr. Roba D. Sharamo has over 16 years of experience in international development, diplomacy and conflict analysis and resolution where he worked in senior management positions with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kenya, Government of Kenya, non-governmental organizations and a leading think-tank, Institute for Security Studies in Addis Ababa and Nairobi, among other international institutions. Most recently, he worked for UNDP as the Team Leader for Peace Building and Conflict Prevention Unit. He received his Doctorate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, United States of America (USA) in 2012.
His doctoral dissertation is entitled, “Predatory Politics and Struggles of Peacemaking in Somalia,” at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, US. Dr. Roba has a Master’s degree in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University, Boston, USA, 2002 and a Bachelor of Science from Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 1998. He has lectured and made presentations in numerous regional and international conferences and published key monographs and scholarly articles on peace and security in Africa. He also co-edited two monographs: with Berouk Mesfin entitled Regional Security in Post-Cold War Horn of Africa (April 2011); and The State of Human Security in Africa (co-edited with C. Ayangafac) in April 2012, respectively. He is committed to the institutionalization of the inter-related agendas of peace, cohesion and integration in Kenya. His areas of specialization include conflict analysis and resolution, political economy, peace building, cohesion, community security, mediation and negotiation. Dr. Roba Sharamo was appointed as a Commissioner of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) by, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta on 12th August 2014.