Personality Profile

INSPIRED PERSONALITY OF THE MONTH

Prof.  Jared Onyari~ President and founder East Africa Peace Federation, Chief Goodwill Ambassador for Global Village Forum Chakwal IGO.


Professor Jared Onyari is a qualified and experienced executive with a twenty-two years track record of excellent performance in Peace Building and Conflict Transformation, democracy, and human rights, labor Relations, Management in Project Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Climate change, strategic planning, program design, monitoring, and evaluation.

As an advocacy, networking, environment and waste management research expert, Prof.  Onyari is exposed to meeting high-performance parameters, delivering quality results and establishing rapport with stakeholders including colleagues, management, and industry players.

He is a dedicated and motivated team player with excellent problem solving, negotiation, training, facilitation, leadership, oral and written communication skills that apply well in my work.

Prof Onyari is a graduate of BA. Economics and Geography of Egerton University; MBA, University of Nairobi and MA, Development studies at St Pauls University. Currently, a Ph.D. candidate at Kisii University doing Peace and conflict studies.

After graduating in 1994, he started his professional career at Hilton International Hotel where he worked for four years. He was elected in 1998 the as the first Secretary General of Kenya Hotels and Allied Workers Union where he served for six years. During these years he learned that domestic workers continue to face major challenges in Kenya: Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and manipulation and lack of occupational health and safety among others and he was able to address them accordingly.

In addition, he has over two years’ experience in senior positions which have exposed him to global experiences as he interacted with people of diverse ethnic, religious and racial backgrounds.

He was appointed Ambassador for Peace by Universal Peace Federation between 2012 and 2014; Ambassador of World Film Institute and Olympia Arts; President of Africa Institute of peace, President of Peace Society of Kenya.

He is currently the President and founder East Africa Peace Federation, Chief Goodwill Ambassador for Global Village Forum Chakwal IGO.

In 2014, he was appointed International Professor by United Graduate College and seminary international in the field of peace

Professor Onyari is recognized by the Board of Directors and Management of Be Inspired Podcast Network Inc. as Inspired Social Change Personality of the Month of February 2018

 

MAHMOUD JAJAH~ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE INITIATIVE FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Mahmoud is the founder/executive director of the Initiative for Youth Development, a youth development practitioner with over 13 years’ experience managing and leading community youth projects in Ghana. Since 2003, Mahmoud has helped established and managed about five different youth groups including the AVERT Youth Foundation, the Federation of Youth Clubs, and the Fortune Investment Club. During his undergraduate days at the university, Mahmoud co-founded, published and edited a student newspaper called ‘The Student Observer.’ In 2005, the British Council in Accra selected him as one of only two participants representing Ghana at the Pan-African Youth Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. And in 2009, Mahmoud won the first prize of an international youth essay competition organized by the US-based Think Tank the Centre for International Private Enterprise (http://www.cipe.org/publications/detail/challenges-young-entrepreneurs-ghana) under the Entrepreneurship & Employment category.  

Mahmoud Jajah is also the founder & chief executive officer of Amanah Energy, a renewable energy startup established to help businesses and organizations to adopt renewable energy as their main source of power/energy. In 2016, he was selected by the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program for young African entrepreneurs to work on a Solar-for-Schools project.

Mahmoud holds a degree in Management Studies from the Central University in Accra and studied for an MSc degree in International Oil & Gas Management at the University of Dundee in Scotland, United Kingdom. Between April 2015 and August 2017, Mahmoud worked as the Public Affairs Officer at the Embassy of Ghana in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and also as the Special Aide to the ambassador of Ghana to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mahmoud Jajah is recognized by the Board of Directors and Management of Be Inspired Podcast Network Inc. as Inspired Social Change Personality of the Month of February 2018

 

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