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Andrew Osiany

Research and Policy Officer

Email: aosiany@oxfam.org.uk

Office Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Andrew is the Research and Policy Officer for the Pan Africa Programme. He leads and manages the design and implementation of State of the Union (SOTU) research and policy analysis activities around the African Union (AU) legal instruments and policy frameworks. A political scientist by training, Andrew's current work focuses on data analysis, research, and policy analysis around politics of agricultural development in Africa, Africa trade diplomacy, civil society space, democratic governance, legislative affairs and reforms, and African Union affairs. He has written a number of reports for SOTU which can be found on their website.

Prior to re-joining the Pan Africa Programme, Andrew was the Human Resources Officer and Manager for Oxfam's Somalia Programme; Chevening Public Policy Scholar at the London School of Economics & Political Science 2012 and 2014; Change (SMS) Associate at Oxfam's Horn, East & Central Africa's Regional Centre (HECA RC); and Pan Africa Programme's Democratic Governance Associate in 2010. He worked as a Communications Consultant for the UN Habitat's Information Services Section (ISS) at the organization's headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and as a Civic Education Researcher for the Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA) Kenya working on sensitization around Kenya's Draft Constitution between 2005 and 2006.

Andrew holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Nairobi (UoN) and MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) courtesy of the Chevening scholarship programme. He also holds a Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Institute of Human Resource Management of Kenya (IHRMK) and is a Certified Member of the body.