Mr. Dan Juma joined UNDP Kenya in November 2019 as the Team Leader – Governance and Inclusive Growth where he leads UNDP’s programmatic support to national development priorities covering deepening democracy, human rights, devolution, civil society and citizen’s engagement, transparency and accountability, and peace and social cohesion.
Dan has close to 20 years’ experience working in governance, public policy, and program management within governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental entities. His most recent engagement was at the World Bank, where he worked with a team supporting national and local governments to establish enabling environments for financing sustainable development goals relating to health, environment, water, and sanitation.
Before that, Dan managed a UNDP-Kenya project, directing the implementation of interventions to support the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs to implement governance, institutional and legal reforms identified under the National Peace Accord (2009-2010). He worked at the Kenya Human Rights Commission, where he rose from a Programme Officer to the position of Deputy Executive Director in 2007. Dan started his career as a researcher in the Research and Drafting team at the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission in 2001. He has been a consultant for a number of local and international agencies including the Judiciaries of Kenya and Somalia, Office of the Attorney General, European Union Delegation, German Agency for Technical Cooperation, the International Development Law Organization, and the African Union.
Dan holds a Doctorate in Juridical Science from Harvard University, a Master in Laws from the London School of Economics, a Master of Arts from the United Nations mandated University for Peace, and a Bachelor of Laws, University of Nairobi.