Functions of the Reorganized NEPAD / APRM Kenya Secretariat

  1. Promote Kenya’s effective participation in the activities of the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) and the domestication of the African Union (AU) Mission, Core Principles and Values.
  2. Provide leadership, guidance and direction to the implementation of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in Kenya.
  3. Sustain the integrity of the APRM process, keeping it transparent, inclusive and accountable to the citizens of Kenya.
  4. Transmit the APRM review/progress reports to the APR Panel of Eminent Persons, the Head of State, and any other relevant national and African Union organs as specified by the APRM rules.
  5. Monitor and report on the progress in the implementation of the APRM National Programme of Action.
  6. Provide policy guidance in cascading the APRM as a governance tool to the Counties.
  7. Serve as the Regional NEPAD/APRM co-ordinator for the Eastern African countries as selected.
  8. Co-ordination of NEPAD activities in the Eastern African Region; and liaison with the Continental NEPAD secretariat office with a view of incorporating and promoting Kenya’s and Eastern African region interests in NEPAD.
  9. Design, develop and implement necessary measures to identify and address governance issues affecting Kenya’s performance in national, regional and global governance surveys and indices.
  10. Provide guidance for structured engagement with local and international agencies undertaking and disseminating reviews on Kenya’s governance to ensure accuracy of facts and fidelity to best-practices on objective reporting.

Members of the National Governing Council:

Prof. Michael Chege, B.A., MSc, PhD, Chairman, National Governing Council (Non-Executive)

Prof. Chege was appointed the Chair of the National Governing Council on 24th June 2016. He previously served as a board member of the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) where he chaired the Programmes Committee of the Board. He is also the Chairman of the African Leadership Institute a local NGO that provides training for younger Kenyans with demonstrated potential to be future African leaders.

Professor Chege holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Government, Master of Science Degree and PhD Public Policy and Political Economy of Development.  He has taught at the University of Nairobi, University of Geneva (Switzerland) and the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he served as the Director of the Center for African Studies. He has also served as Policy Advisor to the Ford Foundation and as an International Development Policy Advisor at Kenya’s National Treasury (2004-13). In addition, he has been a Consultant with the World Bank, UNDP, Rockefeller Foundation, SIDA, and the Aga Khan Foundation among other international organizations.

Mr. Daniel Nyakundi Osiemo, OGW Ag. Chief Executive Officer, NEPAD Kenya Secretariat.

Mr. Osiemo joined the Secretariat in June 2013. Previously, he was the Chief Economist in the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife where he was responsible for Planning, Monitoring and evaluation of the Ministry’s development policies, budgets, programmes and projects. He holds an MSC in Economics and Management from the University of Manchester (UK), MA in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University (USA), and BA in Economics from the University of Nairobi. In addition, he has Postgraduate Certificates in the areas of Project Planning and Management and Monitoring and Evaluation.

Dr. Monica Kerretts-Makau, BA, MSc, PhD, (Non-Executive)

Based at Strathmore Business School (SBS) as Senior Faculty, Dr. Kerretts-Makau holds a PhD in Institutional Management from University of New South Wales Australia and a Masters from the University of Salford in Manchester UK. She works a consultant for the World Bank in ICT Regulation and Policy (2009 to date). She is a certified CMA/IFC board governance trainer and has facilitated several training programs at executive level at SBS and trained several boards on the same. She is also currently serving as Board Director Saham chairing the HR and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit committee.  Previously, Dr. Kerretts-Makau served as a change advisor to the Judiciary (2012-2014); as a Board Director to Bank of Africa (2013 to 2015) as well as CCK (2010 to 2014). She joined the National Governing Council in November 2016 and chairs the Finance and Administration Committee.

Michael Kisilu, Member, BSc, MIBA, (Non-Executive)

Michael is the Manager, Housing and an Adjunct Faculty at the United States International University- Africa. He began his career as a lecturer at the Central Institute of Management. He holds Bachelors of Science in Tourism Management, MIBA Strategic Management, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Tourism Management. Prior to Joining NEPAD/APRM Kenya, he was a member of the Kenya Utalii Council. Michael joined the National Governing Council on 24th June 2017 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and chairs the Technical Committee.

Mr. Glenns Etyang, (Non-Executive)

Glenns is a First Secretary, Africa & AU Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (USIU) and Master of Arts in Diplomatic Studies (Leicester, UK). He is the Desk Officer -for the African Union (AU), Africa Partnerships (Africa Peer Review, Africa-EU, Africa-China (FOCAC), TICAD, Africa-South America, US-Africa, Africa-India, and Northern Corridor Integrated Projects (NCIP). He joined the Council in August 2016 and is a member of the Technical Committee and the Finance and Administration Committee.

Mr. Anthony Muriu, BA, MA, (Non-Executive)

Anthony, an alternate to the Principal Secretary, the National Treasury, is a Chief Economist and Head of the Central Planning and Project Monitoring Unit of the National Treasury.  He is a career Civil Servant with over 20 years’ experience. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Master Degree in International Development Studies. He has served in several Committees and Taskforces of the Government of Kenya. He joined the Council in October 2016 and is a member of both Audit and Risk Management Committee and Finance and Administration Committee.

Joshua Opiyo, B.A, Bsc, M.A., (Non-Executive)

Joshua, an alternate to the Principal Secretary, State Department of Planning, is a career civil servant with many years of experience, he is currently a Chief Economist/Statistician in the Macroeconomic Planning and International Cooperation Division, under the State Department of Planning and Statistics. He holds a Bachelor of Philosophy in Economics, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics, Masters in Rural Development Management and a Postgraduate Certificate in Planning and Management of Decentralized Development, he has trained in Governnent Financial Statistics at the IMF Institute quality and productivity management. Joshua joined the Council in October 2016 and is a member of the Finance and Administration Committee and the Technical  Committee.

Mr. Samuel Mwale, BSc. MSc  (Non-Executive)

Samuel holds a Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics, a Post Graduate Diploma in Development Economics, a Bachelor of Science in Range Management and has attended executive training on policy analysis at Stanford University and leadership at Harvard University. Samuel is the Founder & CEO of Farasi Strategy Advisors Ltd, a firm that provides investment and strategy advice to public and private sector clients. He is a well-respected economist, public administrator, and public policy and business advisor with twenty nine years of professional experience in both public and private sectors. He has contributed substantially to the development and implementation of key national policies and strategies. Samuel joined the Council in November 2016 and is a member of Technical Committee and  Finance and Administration Committee.