Ronald holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Nairobi, and a Diploma in Advanced Agriculture from AICAT, Israel.
He is a seasoned agribusiness trainer whose skills have enriched Kenarava’s profile since inception.
As an established epitome of youth empowerment, Ronald is continuously devising means and ways of effecting the increased participation of youth and women in spheres of national food security.
He has played key consultancy roles for various international organizations, which strongly affirms his sharp analytical skills.
Ronald’s process-oriented resolve has earned him the brand of “a great teacher”, thanks to his hands-on approach in the implementation of agribusiness training programs.
Away from his busy work schedule, Ronald is either exploring the outdoors, camping, or striking up a conversation over a cup of coffee
Recently, he was recognized as the “Youth Agripreneur of the year 2019” at the 254 Youth Entrepreneurship Awards & Mentorship Program (254yeamp)
Kenneth graduated with a Bsc. Degree in Animal Health, Production and Processing. He underwent further agricultural training in Israel’s Arava Desert, earning a diploma from AICAT
He served as Group Leader and Mentor for 116 Kenyan agricultural interns training in South Israel forthe year 2018/2019.
Currently, Kenneth sits in the Training & Development Sub-Committee for the JNF Joint Institute for Global Food, Water & Energy Security – a 10-million-dollar initiative that aims to build capacity on food, water and energy security among vulnerable communities in the developing world.
Off work, he is an experienced cyclist and photographer who has managed to intersect his hobbies with
impactful social good.
His extra-professional activities have gained worldwide acclaim through his famous cycling-enabled
Israel-positive social media campaign dubbed #MyAravaStory.
Kenneth’s ideas continue to inspire audiences in Kenya and beyond – he has skillfully demonstrated how
best agribusiness can be used as a potent tool of international diplomacy.
Holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and a Diploma in Advanced Agriculture from AICAT, Israel.
Yvonne is currently a Master in Crop Science Student at Israel’s The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Yvonne’s rich background in crop science, and her experience in agronomy, has played a pivotal role in ensuring the success of Kenarava’s horticultural projects.
Away from the farm, Yvonne is a lover of nature and will actively participate in community-wide environmental conservation activities at the slightest chance.
Ross is the Founder and CEO of Jungle, a group of creative thinkers, designers and strategists growing companies with social impact around the world. Both through Jungle’s internal initiatives and those of their partners, Ross is focused on one goal: building great ideas with positive impact and profit.
Ross looks for ways to connect the next generation of thinkers, builders and risk takers with the opportunity of social innovation.
Ross has served various leadership, advising and support roles for organizations around the world in technology, arts and education.
He received his BA in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and is an inaugural member of the London School of Economics MSc in Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship. He can be found drawing up ideas on walls and vetting them with his dog, Levi.
Alvine is a seasoned Programmes and Policy Advocacy Specialist with significant knowledge and expertise in Grant Making, strategic Partnership formation and management, Capacity Building and trainings, policy analysis, communications, Research and learning. He has 13 years’ experience spanning across Africa; having worked for a Grant Making agency and various international, Regional and National organisations such as Oxfam Novib, Africa Women Communication and Development Network. Currently, he is with Oxfam International as the Pan Africa Programme lead on Food Security and Climate Justice.
With an in depth understanding of International development, he has worked with the African Union, implementing agricultural programmes with small holder farmers and sustainable development. Alvin has a firm grasp of the necessity of building relationships at strategic and political levels, forming partnerships with key senior government leaders, commissioners for rural agriculture and technical experts.
He Provides strategic leadership in implementing Oxfam’s continental campaigns on agriculture and projects on youth economic empowerment, developing strategies and methodologies for capacity building of partners; relationship building and spearheading programme design and leadership development; managing strategic partnerships and networks in the agricultural sector and climate change processes within the United Nations Framework on Climate Change.
He has built experience designing grants and implementing programmes across various themes such as
Natural Resource governance, Accountability and Civic Engagement, Labour Laws and Workers rights, Gender and Youth Economic Development. He brings the following specific expertise and knowledge; Grant Making strategies in Kenya, The HORN of Africa and beyond, Partnership formation and coordination, Regional understanding of both political, social and legal concerns on Natural Resource Governance and Accountability, Partnerships formation and sustainability, Research design and implementation, Advocacy and communication skills with fluency in English and Kiswahili languages and Strategic learning and documentation of skills.