Project Description

Linda Odhiambo

Linda is an expert in social entrepreneurship and business development in both the private and non-profit sectors. Her specific focus is on women empowerment through advocacy for human rights and livelihood development. Her experience includes creating and developing practical approaches to poverty alleviation based on thorough problem analysis, assessments and engagements with stakeholders in order to implement corporate responsibility and sustainable development programmes that create mutual social benefit across multiple sectors.  She recognises the urgent need to create platforms for inclusion of all vulnerable groups when designing programmes and policies. Currently she is working on enterprise development training programmes that will be converted to Ebooks and ECourses. Prior to joining twentyfifty, Linda’s diverse consultancy experience includes conceptualising and managing projects with a range of international development organizations including Plan International, ADD International, Export Promotion Council Kenya, DFID, USAID and DANIDA, Terra Nuova East Africa and Kipenzi. Her versatile expertise also includes development of agriculture and trade in rural areas through mobilising small holders by taking into account the effects of complex value chains and creating access to technical and financial support for the development of income generating activities.

Linda is a Kenyan citizen and has lived and worked in Kenya until 2011. She is now based in England and travels frequently to Kenya. She is a Commonwealth Scholar specialising in policies for developing countries, sustainable development, human rights and NGO management. She holds an MSc in Social Policy: NGOs and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA (Hons) in Industrial Design from The University of Nairobi – Kenya.