Mr. Daniel Odhiambo Odero was appointed to the Board on September 28, 2023. He holds a Master of Science (MSc.) degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE) and a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Agriculture both from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Mr. Odero has also received specialized training in various areas related to agriculture and development, including Water-saving agricultural technologies for Kenya in Yangling, People’s Republic of China, intensive crop production with modern technologies in Mashav, Israel, and Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis from FAO/IGAD. Additionally, he has undergone training in Monitoring & Evaluation, Data Management & Analysis for Agricultural & Rural Development Programmes with In-depth Research Services, Agricultural Development Policy and Planning for Developing Countries and Agricultural Products Circulation and Trade for African Countries in Beijing, China, and Strategic Leadership Development Programme and Senior Management Course at Kenya School of Government. He is also a member of the Association of African Agricultural Economists (AAAE).
Currently, Mr. Odero holds the position of Deputy Director – Irrigation Water Management at the Ministry of Water, Sanitation, and Irrigation in Kenya since June 2019. In this role, leads a division responsible for planning, monitoring and evaluation, resource mobilization, and data and information management related to irrigation schemes. Among others, his responsibilities include formulating and implementing programs and projects for irrigation scheme management, promoting climate-smart and water-saving irrigation technologies, and overseeing irrigation water development. Moreover, he serves as the National Programme Coordinator for KfW-funded projects on irrigation and water harvesting and storage in Kenya
Prior to his current roles, Mr. Odero has held positions in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries, in several roles including Monitoring & Evaluation Officer for the Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Programme in the Horn of Africa and Chief Agriculture Officer.
Mr. Odero’s is a highly accomplished agricultural economist and development professional with a wealth of experience spanning from both public and private sectors. His extensive educational background, practical experience and commitment to sustainable agricultural development makes him a valuable asset in the Authority’s Board. His leadership in key government roles and participation in various training programs demonstrate his dedication to improving agricultural practices and promoting food security in the country in line with the Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda (BeTA).