OliviaOpere0518


Title/Qualifications:
Ph D, 
Department/Unit/Section:
 Educational Foundations 
Contact Address:
43844-00100-Nairobi
Email:
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Position:
Tutorial Fellow

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Publications

  • Olivia A. Opere, Isabella Kamere, Violet Wawire (2020) Transformative Pedagogy as a Way of Mitigating School Violence in Public Secondary Schools in Nairobi, Kenya.DOI: 10.4236/jss.2020.87004
  • Olivia Opere, I Kamere, Wawire Violet (2019) School Violence as a Cause of Non-Peaceful Coexistence in Public Secondary Schools in Nairobi, Kenya DOI: 10.4236/jss.2019.79010 https://www.scirp.org/journal/paperinformation.aspx?paperid=95131
  • Joseph Obosi & Olivia Opere (2018) Public Private Partnerships as a Redistributive Strategy in University Education in Kenya https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328570806
  • Olivia Opere (2012) The Implications Of Sexual Abuse For the Health of Women in Kisumu District,Kenya, Gender Issues Research Report Series No. 25, OSSREA, Ethiopia
  • Olivia Opere et al ( 2011 ) Home Science Revision book 1, Moran Publishers, Nairobi Kenya
  • Olivia Opere et al ( 2012 ) Home Science Revision book 2, Moran Publishers, Nairobi , Kenya
  • Olivia opere ( 2012) Socio- economic Implications of Child Labour on Tobacco Farms in Kuria District in Kenya , paper presented at the 15th world Conference on Tobacco or Health , Singapore
  • Olivia Opere ( 2009 ) Social Constructions Of Street Children and National Policies Using the Free Primary Education ( FPE) Policy in Kenya to assess national policy implications of prevailing social constructions of street children, CODESRIA, Dakar https://www.codesria.org/IMG/pdf/NWG_Kenya.pdf?399/908ae40d5feda071debf8cd79e31f6308631af01
  • Olivia Opere (2007)The Impact of The FPE Programme on Education for Street Children in Kenya ,Thesis, Kenyatta University, Nairobi , Kenya

 Conferences Attended:

  • 2020- Art in Peace and Reconciliation: A Transitional Perspective by Commonwealth Peace & Reconciliation Network (The Association of Commonwealth Universities) (9-12 June) -Stellenbosch University
  • 2020- The Fifty Fourth Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 54) 27 - 30 Jan 2019, Mombasa Kenya
  • 2019-Peace Building Policy Dialogue Forum held at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) to discuss Teacher Training and Development for Peace-Building in the Horn of Africa and Surrounding Countries- Presented a Paper on the training programme at Kenyatta University
  • 2018 - 15th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH)- Awarded a scholarship for an oral presentation on Realization of Modern Health Promotion Practices in Secondary Schools in Nairobi City - Kampala Uganda
  • 2018- International Centre For Evaluation and Development (ICED) - Evidence to Action Conference held at United States International University-Africa, Nairobi-Kenya
  • 2018-Kenya National Commission for UNESCO-KNATCOM – Teacher Training and Development for Peace Building in the Horn of Africa and Surrounding countries – Machakos University, Kenya
  • 2016 -Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR): Courses on: Advanced Research Design and Survey Design Methods. Nairobi
  • 2016-Kenyatta University School of Education: 3rd International Annual Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning- Nairobi
  • 2015- Kenya Library Association: International Conference |on Re- Engineering the Information Profession in the Knowledge Paradigm and Beyond
  • 2012 -WCTOH – World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Singapore - Presented a paper on the Socio- economic implication of child labour in tobacco farms in Kuria District, Kenya 

Consultancy Services and Research Projects

  • Lead Consultant-An Evaluation of the  Integration of Peace Education into Teaching and Learning in 10 African Countries (Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Mali, DRC, Cameroon, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria) – Funded by Africa Development Bank- 2021
  • Trainer of Trainers- An Online workshop on peace and resilience through education for Southern African Countries (Malawi, (Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe) by Arigatou International Geneva - 2020
  • Lead Consultant - Monitoring and Evaluation of Promoting Child Safety and Non-Violence Amid The Covid-19 Pandemic In Lamu County Project – Funded by UNESCO IICBA- 2020
  • Lead Consultant – End line Study on Let’s Play, Spaces for Kids to be Kids Project in Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE0 Centres in Isiolo and Samburu. Funded by UNICEF - 2020
  • Lead ConsultantLearning to Live Together (LTLT). Monitoring and Evaluation of the LTLT project primary schools in Baringo County – Funded by ARIGATOU International Geneva – 2020
  • Rapporteur - Kenya National Commission for UNESCO dissemination workshop for research report on the impact of FGM/C and child marriage on girls transitioning from primary to secondary school education in selected counties in Kenya (Kajiado & Narok) – February, 2020
  • Co-Lead Consultant – School Based Teacher Support System (SBTSS) for the Teachers Service Commission. A five-year Secondary Education Quality Improvement Project (SEQIP) to enhance the capacity of teachers of English in Kenya- Funded by World Bank- 2019-2024
  • Curriculum Expert – Participated as a curriculum expert in a workshop for mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management & Climate Change Adaptation to the School Curriculum – Held in Entebbe, Uganda. Funded by Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) - December 2019
  • Qualitative researcher – Education for Life Project. An Evaluation by Women Education Researchers of Kenya (WERK) focusing on 5000 out-of-school girls and 500 boys across 5 counties namely: Garissa, Isiolo, Kilifi, Migori and Kisumu - 2019
  • Co- Lead Consultant- Development of curriculum guidelines on mainstreaming of Global Citizenship Education (GCE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Universities in Kenya – Funded by Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) – 2019 https://unesco.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GUIDELINES-FOR-ESD-AND-GCE.pdf
  • Expert PanelistEducation for Justice (E4J) initiative National Youth Workshop -     The workshop discussed the role of educators in strengthening the next generation’s ability to counter corruption and organized crime. - 5th-7th December 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. 
  • Rapporteur - Medical Women International Association (MWIA) Near East and Regional Conference held in Nairobi Kenya. - 2018
  • Committee Member – Workshop held In Paris, France to develop a curriculum / toolkit for secondary level educators on how to educate for the rule of law – Funded by UNESCO and UNODC – 2018 https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/ pf0000244676 pp. 19-34. 44 Empowering students for just societies:
  • Trainer of Trainers (TOT) for the Teacher Training and Development for Peace Building in the Horn of Africa and Surrounding Countries- Funded by UNESCO- IICBA - 2018
  • Principal Investigator - Baseline study conducted by Africa Community Development and Research Centre (ACDRC) on youth participation in elections and governance in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco - Funded by Mandela Institute of Development studies (MINDS) - 2017
  • Consultant- Ministry of Education Science & Technology (MOEST) Kenya, Primary Education Development Project (PRIEDE) implemented by WERK in Meru County Kenya - Funded by World Bank -2016
  • Principal Investigator -Evaluation of Phase II of the HIV/AIDS, Malaria, STIs and TB (HAMSET) Project.  Ministry of Health. Program Management Unit – Eritrea, 2010
  • Co- lead Consultant at Africa Community Development Research Centre (ACDRC)- Evaluated three Area Development Programs of World Vision International in Mozambique - Funded by World Vision Mozambique
  • Principal researcher and coordinator of the National Working Group (NWG): Research on “Assessing national policy implications of prevailing social constructions of street children, using aspirations and viewpoint of street in Kenya’s cities as benchmarks” - Funded by Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)- 2009
  • National Working Group (NWG) Member- for a study conducted in Zimbabwe on socioeconomic and cognitive determinants of one’s “Willingness to take an HIV test” Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa- Funded by (CODESRIA)- 2008
  • Principal Investigator in a study carried out to establish The Effect of Sexual Abuse on the Reproductive Health of Women in Nyanza province Kenya - Organization for Social Science Research in East/Southern Africa.  Funded by (OSSREA) Ethiopia- 2007
  • Research Assistant- A study carried out to establish the distribution of female teachers in Tharaka District of Kenya to determine associated gender dynamics – Women Education Researchers of Kenya (WERK)- 2006
  • Curriculum Developer - Primary Teacher Education (PTE) curriculum for Home Science – Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development - 2008  
  • Primary Teacher Education Examiner (PTE)- Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) – 2002
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) Examiner – Home Science paper 1,2 and 3 (1995- 2008)

Professional Membership:

A Member of:

  • Earth Charter Affiliates and Partners from Africa and Middle East
  • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education
  • The International Society for Urban Health (ISUH)
  • Women Education Researchers of Kenya (WERK)
  • Kenyatta University School of Education International Annual October Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning
  • National Education Women Initiative (NEWI)
  • Shadrack Kimalel High School, Nairobi- Board of Management - A member of the Academic Committee
  • St. Teresa’s Boys High School, Nairobi -Board of Management –   Deputy Board Chairperson
  • Ushirika High School, Nairobi- Board of Management- Deputy Chairperson and Chairperson Academic Committee