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The Team

Meet the Team

Sylvia Odera 

Founder & Executive Director

Sylvia Odera holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Resource Management from Kenyatta University Kenya, and MSC Public Health- Nutrition. She has extensive international and domestic experience in philanthropy, and public health programs and is an expert in Nutrition, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, HIV, TB, and Global, Public Health with Gender and Livelihoods (food security) as a crosscutting theme. Sylvia has influenced laws, policies, and programs, and her work in human rights and health has been recognized internationally. She has held multiple leadership positions across various donor funded programmes in Kenya with INGOs including USAID, UNICEF,DFID,ECHO among others. Sylvia has served on various Boards, especially local girls Secondary schools in Kenya.

Brian Mdawida,

Strategy and Partnerships Lead

Brian Mdawida is an experienced, Energetic, innovative, and experienced Research and social and behavior change behavior change specialist.

As a successful program designer, advocate, trainer, and projects manager, I have a proven record of accomplishment in moving issues to the forefront of public discourse. I seek to use technology to provide services to people who would not be reached by the existing systems.

I have global experience in  Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, , Kenya, Liberia, , Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda , Zambia, Zimbabwe on Food Security, Reproductive health, child and adolescent health, NCDs, HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal health, substance abuse prevention.

My research appetite is focused to introducing efficiency and inclusivity in behavior change across diverse sectors, developing large health systems that are cost-effective and sustainable, and reaching large numbers of low-income beneficiaries who would otherwise not be served. I am skilled in impact evaluation, multivariable regression modelling, descriptive spatial analysis, and design of mobile-based data collection tools.

Brian Mdawida is currently the Social and Behavior Change Advisor for the NAWIRI Consortium in Kenya, a Resilience Food Security Activity awarded by the local USAID mission together with county governments in Isiolo & Marsabit counties. Brian is leading the design & integration of Multi-sectoral SBC work beginning with a comprehensive SBC assessment.  Prior to this work, Brian was a Senior Manager for Research at Population Services Kenya where he designed quantitative and qualitative studies for monitoring and evaluating social and behavior change. Brian holds an MSc in Public Health