James Wallunya

James Wallunya

Wallunya is currently serving SOWED Kenya in the position of Project Officer since January 2018. He first joined the organization in 2016 as a Projects Support Intern, and quickly rose to the position of a Project Assistant before leaving SOWED Kenya to serve at the Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa (ROSEA) in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). During his service at UN-OCHA Wallunya gained significant experience in communication and information management for high level advocacy.

At SOWED Kenya, Wallunya is a team leader as well as a team player. As a team leader he leads the SOWED Kenya project staff team in the scientific piloting and the scale up of Youth First Kenya (YFK), a personal resilience project which is first of its kind in Africa supported by a host of education sector donors through CorStone USA and CorStone Foundation India.

As a team player, Wallunya, has participated in the implementation of several donor funded projects including Shule Salama: Countering Violent Extremism in Schools; Wasichana Salama: Building a Social Change Movement towards Total Eradication of FGM; and in the on-going Toilet for School Campaign (T4S) supported by DFID, Options Consultancy –Girl Generation and the Aga Khan Foundation East Africa respectively. Notably, Wallunya led in researching and drafting of SOWED Kenya’s Media and Communication Strategy.

Wallunya is the founder, and serves as a board member of the Rotaract Club of Africa Nazarene University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies.