Kennedy Odera is a Community Health and health systems specialist with over 20 experiences Community development. My current focus is capacity building and systems strengthening of implementing partners and partnership management. My other expertise  include; supporting program conceptualization, design and management; coordination; change management; community mobilization, institutional assessment, organizational capacity development, facilitation and training; strategy development in health and other social sector programs; establishment and implementation of standards of accountability by project staff and CSOs, coordination of documentation and dissemination of good practices for learning and scale-up and finally writing of grant and research proposals.

Currently working for Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) has built a strong basis for community driven development approaches and is unique in Kenya as a pioneer of community philanthropy and sustainable development. KCDF works through strategic and carefully selected partnerships in Kenya, both at the national and community level and strongly believes in the ability of communities to identify and prioritize their needs and with a little external support, pursue their own solutions to these needs.

As the Programmes Coordinator Capacity Building and Systems Strengthening, he plays a leading role in providing capacity-building support to KCDF and its grantees as well as providing support to strengthening KCDF’s systems. I also provide coordination and support in building the capacity of CSOs in the Community philanthropy by exploring different facets of the community philanthropy as an approach to durable/sustainable development.