Staff

Director

Prof Moses Onyango

Moses Onyango is a Political Scientist with expertise in teaching and research in violence, gender, youth, environment, integration and cooperation within the East and Horn of Africa, Great Lakes Region and Southern Africa. He has strong leadership skills in International Relations, security and society. He has over 16 years of teaching, administrative and research experience at university level. He holds a BA degree in International Relations (USIU-San Diego, USA), MA degree in International Studies (Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa), MSc degree in Leadership, Security and Society(King’s College, London, UK) and a PhD in Political Studies(University of Johannesburg, South Africa). He also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (York St. John University, York, UK). Moses is a member of the Higher Education Academy, UK. His current areas of research interest include application of political and International Relations theories ; understanding the state of violent extremism strategies and programmatic responses at regional and national level; the role and impact of international organization theory; regional cooperation, and integration within the context of Africa and selected areas in the Horn of Africa, East Africa, and Kenya.

Programs Officer

Mr. Willsmith Ngare

Mr. Willsmith Ochillo Ngare is a USIU-Africa graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations. Currently, Willsmith is a Masters student in International Relations at United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) specializing in Development Studies. His research Interests are on International Development, Organized Crime/Violence on large-scale infrastructure and conservation projects especially the LAPPSET SGR project and the Dry Port in Suswa. He joins the Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IPPIA) as the Program officer. Willsmith is dedicated, goal oriented, and a team player committed to pushing beyond limits to achieve personal and organizational objectives.

Victor Baba Emmanuel Aligo
Research fellow

Victor is a trail blazer and leader. He is an ordained minister of the Gospel at Reconcilers World, where he manages capacity enhancement and development. He is a highly sought-after Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Dispute Systems Design consultant and mediation trainer. He is a JAMS Weinstein 2020 Fellow and member of the Weinstein International Foundation. He has interned with distinguished mediators and arbitrators from across the world including at the JAMS offices, California United States. 

Victor Baba has practiced community mediation, family mediation, and intercultural mediation for six years with different entities, including boutique firms and the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Kenya). He was an advisor to the Rector and visiting lecturer at the Global University of Somalia and is an empaneled faculty for mediation hubs in Nigeria, Lagos and Kaduna respectively. He is a mediation expert at Accords International, where he trains and mentors mediators, negotiators, and dispute resolution practitioners from all over the world.

Baba holds a law degree with a focus on international public law. Additionally, he is a graduate International Relations (magna cum laude distinction), specializing in peace and conflict studies from the United States International University Africa. He holds certificates in dispute resolution from Harvard University (Program on Negotiation), Pepperdine University (Straus Institute), and the Mediation Training Institute (East Africa). Further, he holds a certificate in Refugee and migrant studies from Oxford University (distinction). Baba is passionate about his generation and generations to come and thus enjoys coaching and mentoring the next generation of mediators, peace makers, and leaders.

Mathew Ndolo Omogo
Research fellow

Mathew is currently a final year Master of Public Policy Candidate at the Goldman School of Public Policy in UC Berkeley. His policy research and analysis focus are mainly on the intersection of Clean Energy Transition, Public Finance, Governance and Economic Development in the Global South. Especially, analyzing clean energy project financing, conducting cross-cutting research on global development and governance in the global south. With extensive skills in program evaluation, policy analysis, Data Analysis and Project Financing Consulting expertise. His Master Thesis/ Advance Policy Analysis Capstone Project is on: “Need to Democratize Global Energy Data, for Accelerated Clean Energy Transition among the Developing Countries in the Global south.” The research involves analyzing needs, trends, and emerging best practices for open-source global energy database development, especially for increased clean energy transition in the global south with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.

Mathew is an alumnus of USIU-Africa University, Class of 2018, having graduated at the top of class with a BA. International, Concentration of Development Studies and a Minor in Finance. Prior to Graduate school, Mathew worked in the banking industry in Kenya as a Relationship Officer at the Commercial Banking Group (CBG) Division of Guaranty Trust Bank Kenya Limited (GT Bank-Kenya). Mathew has also had extensive research experience at the USIU-Africa School of Graduate Studies, Research and Extension as a Research Assistant during his undergraduate studies in USIU.