Ongala Maurice is a Sociologist, online/digital strategist, freelance writer and a development consultant based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is passionate about Social Development, Development Communication and living inspiration. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Sociology and minors in Anthropology and Information Technology. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Development Communication. His core professional strengths include project design and management, strategic planning, creating and sustaining online and offline networks, sustainable partnerships building, development of project proposals, project monitoring and evaluation, training/workshop facilitation development thematic areas, professional social media and digital strategy. He is widely traveled and has a vast professional experience working for various organizations such as Impact Research and Development Organization (IRDO), Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA) and Northstar Alliance East Africa among others. He has worked with various population cadres ranging from the youth and students to priority populations and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLAs).
Previously, Maurice has consulted for the Government of Kenya – Ministry of Devolution and Planning; Amnesty International Kenya – Nairobi; County Government of Wajir – Kenya; Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) – Geneva; United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) – Lilongwe; African Youth Activists Network (AYAN) – Johannesburg, Dakar & Cape Town; Africa Development Bank (AfDB) – Nairobi, Tunis, Dakar, Lusaka, Abidjan & Harare; Swedish Embassy – Nairobi; Hope Beyond Cancer Trust – Nairobi; among others. He is currently the Founding Director and Consultant at Miresi Consult Ltd, a development communication consultancy firm he founded in 2013.
Maurice uses this space to network with the world and share both his social and professional experiences. This blog is designed to inspire young people to cherish excellence, and spark their interest in self reliance rather than overtly depending on pay slips, handouts and mothly wages. This is in cognisance of the fact that unemployment is the single greatest challenge facing young people on the continent of Africa, and the statistics are growing worse with the youth bulge – over 65% of Africa’s population are youth between the ages of 15-35. This space is therefore oriented to informing, motivating and inspiring Africa’s youth to take charge of their lives under the theme: “To Inspire is to Empower”.
Maurice can be reached through the following channels:
Tel: +254 724 803 721
LinkedIn: Ongala Maurice
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