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Andrew Osiany

Advocacy Advisor


Office Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Andrew is Advocacy Advisor for the Kenya Programme. He currently leads and manages Oxfam's policy advocacy around the Urban Early Warming Early Action (UEWEA) programme in Kenya. A political scientist by training, Andrew's current work focuses on policy influencing on preventing and managing urban emergencies in Kenya. He brings technical competence in research, and policy analysis around governance, economic diplomacy and African Union affairs.

Prior to joining the Kenya Programme, Andrew was the Research & Policy Lead for Oxfam at the Pan Africa Programme; Human Resources Manager for Oxfam in Somalia; Change (SMS) Associate at Oxfam's Horn, East & Central Africa's Regional Centre (HECA RC); and Pan Africa Programme's Democratic Governance Associate. He worked as a Communications Consultant for the UN Habitat's Information Services Section (ISS) at the headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. He also worked for the Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA) Kenya as a Junior Researcher researching on Kenya's 2005 Draft Constitution.

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.