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Shadrack Ouma Omondi Kenya Program Director


Gender responsive, conflict sensitive and climate change transformative land governance is key to driving sustainable and transformative development through secure land rights for all. This can only be delivered by working closely with the governments, women and men and other stakeholders. I believe that by focusing on systemic change, we can get millions of women and men out of poverty through secure land rights.


Shadrack Ouma Omondi is a development sociologist with over 20 years of hands-on experience in land and natural resource governance, land tenure, policy advocacy, conflict management, training and capacity building, participatory processes and organizational development. He has been involved in land policy reforms in Kenya and Africa, serving in different capacities. He has worked as Land Tenure Expert with Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Executive Director – RECONCILE, Regional Project Manager for Regional Pastoralist Learning and Advocacy Project (REGLAP), Oxfam GB, and served as the Chairperson for International Land Coalition (ILC) Africa Steering Committee for five years. Shadrack has worked closely with governments, professional bodies, private sector, civil society organizations, and communities such as pastoralists, fisherfolk, forest dwellers and smallholder farmers to promote people centered, gender responsive, conflict and climate change transformative land governance.


  • project management
  • formalization of land rights
  • community land tenure system
  • participatory processes
  • training and capacity building
  • evidence-based policy and legal advocacy
  • community – investor – government partnerships
  • community mobilization
  • land dispute resolution


  • English
  • Kiswahili


  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Egerton University
  • Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership, Vantage College
  • Certificate in Applied Land Governance, Lantmateriet (Sweden)
  • Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Development Studies, St. Paul’s University


Shadrack has worked in the 7 IGAD Member Countries in the last 4 years with his duty station being Djibouti. He served in the ILC Council as a civil society representative for 2 years, and chaired the ILC Africa Steering Committee for 5 years.


Shadrack has led and contributed to various publications, including:

  • Aboud, A, P Kisoyan, M Said, A Notenbaert, J de Leeuw, J Gitau, P Manzano, J Davies, G Roba, S Omondi, and M Odhiambo. 2012. Natural resource management and biodiversity conservation in the drylands of Eastern and Central Africa. Entebbe: Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)
  • M O. Odhiambo & S. O. Omondi. 2010. Pastoralism, Policies and Practice: A review of policies in the Horn of Africa. Nairobi: Regional Livelihood Advocacy Project (REGLAP)