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Vitalice F. Ochieng

Senior Program Manager

What do you do at TICAH?

I manage TICAH's Indigenous Knowledge and Culture programme. This includes aspects of programme design, implementation, communication, fundraising, partnership building and so on.

What do you hope your work will do for the community you work with?

My hope is that the communities we work with will recognize the important role culture plays in their lives. I hope they take pride in the their indigenous knowledge of all aspects of their lives and  health.

What do you love about TICAH?

TICAH’s work with the individuals and communities at the grassroot level. The work gives a voice to the less-listened-to groups.

Share a little about your professional background

I have over ten years of experience managing programmes at national and regional levels with three other international organizations; UNESCO, Lutheran World Federation and Alliance Française. I have worked and lived with diverse cultural groups in Kenya and Djibouti. My professional training is in Cultural Studies from Moi University.

What is your favorite food?

My appetite dictates what I desire to eat. However, I love less processed foods such as fresh boiled maize, peanut paste with sweet potatoes, roasted meat etc..