Daniel Juma Omondi is the Executive Director of the Global Peace Foundation in Kenya where he works with stakeholders in efforts to transform education through programs such as the Character & Creativity Leaphubs in Kenyan high schools.
He is an international Peace Advocate, Diplomat and an expert on Peace, Security, Political & International affairs who believes his mission is to inspire the next generation of Kenyan leaders. He mainly refers to himself as a husband, and father to two children Regina and Henry. Before joining the Global Peace Foundation in 2011, Daniel worked for the Korean government as a Trade and Investment officer at the Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) for 10 years as a Trade Officer. Prior to that, Daniel lived and worked in Korea, the Philippines, and Germany where he briefly enrolled for studies at Duisburg University in Krefeld. He has a BA in Political Science & Korean Studies from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma in International Studies from the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies (IDIS).
Daniel is also a socio-political writer and an analyst on Kenyan televisions especially KTN News. He has documented expert views on political, social and matters education. In efforts to empower the youth in Kenya, Daniel pushed for entrepreneurship to be included in the Kenyan schools and has initiated youth mentorship such as “Realizing the Kenyan Dream” and Y-Talks to inspire the youth. Apart from English, Luo and Swahili, Daniel speaks other foreign languages such as Korean and Japanese.
Speeches & Interviews
- Wrote a research paper entitled “Kenya’s Foreign Policy Shift from Political to Economic Diplomacy” which gave policy recommendations that led to the transformation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to what is now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
- Wrote an article entitled “Kenya’s Education System Must Be Revamped To Meet 21st Century” published in the Star.
- Wrote an article entitled “Why Kenya Needs a One Term Rotational Presidency” published in the Nairobian Weekly Newspaper.
- Wrote an article entitled “Bold Changes Needed to Fix Education” published in the Nairobian Weekly Newspaper.
- Wrote an OPED on the Standard on the Luo Culture published in the Standard Newspaper