Sumananjali Mohanty, (Suman as she is popularly known) is the Kenya programme Country Director. She has extensive experience in women rights, food security, social protection, markets and livelihoods and humanitarian response. She has over 18 years experience in the development sector, in both urban and rural contexts. She joined Oxfam as Programme Officer for Livelihoods and Markets Access in 2001 in the India Country Programme and has taken on several positions since then. She joined the Kenya Programme as the Urban Food Security and Livelihoods Programme Advisor in 2009 and was later appointed the Social Protection Advisor in 2012.
She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development from Xavier Institute of Social Service and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Indira Gandhi Open University, India. She has been part of the achievements to date of some of the great influencing work of the Kenya programme around social protection and cash transfers. She is passionate about the stretch of the ambition for Kenya and the possibilities for a new direction for Oxfam in Kenya.
“Kenya is a country of immense potentialities and possibilities. Together with the civil society, private sector and the government, Oxfam in Kenya aspires to exploit this and transform peoples’ lives for a better and more equal society.” Suman
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