Caleb Gichuhi

Kenya, African Region
caleb.gichuhi@gyfal.org

Caleb Gichuhi is the Programs officer for Sisi Ni Amani Kenya (SNAK) a small non-profit organization whose programmes are aimed at bringing together stakeholders through civic engagement and peace initiatives to help prevent a recurrence of 2007- 2008 post election violence and other conflicts. This is through a unique component of a mobile technology platform, focus group discussions and public forums to achieve this, working closely with various partners.

Caleb has done extensive work and research on land and land related conflict both in the rural and urban settings of Kenya. Caleb constantly works with grassroots communities frequently travelling to the rural and conflict prone areas to better understand the challenges of resources and create solutions that search for common ground between communities that are at war with each other. He volunteers with the Standby Task Force (SBTF) an organization that organizes digital volunteers into a flexible, trained and prepared network ready to be deployed in crises with the main objective of effectively assisting crisis affected communities through co-operation with local and international responders.

Caleb is currently pursuing a professional course on Social Enterprise: Sustainable Change for Development with the Eminus Academy, he holds a degree in Business Information Technology from the Kenya Methodist University, Certificate in peace, reconciliation and conflict management from the Catholic Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission, Certification on Crisis Mapping, media monitoring and interviewing from SNAK in conjunction with USHAHIDI and a Diploma in Business Information Technology from the Kenya Methodist University. Caleb has participated and spoken at a number of UN-International workshops and conferences.