Inclusive Narratives Practice Group / Head of the Research, Policy and Planning Department of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission in Kenya

Sellah Nasimiyu King’oro

Dr. Sellah King’oro is a peace and conflict analyst, mediator and gender expert who has contributed to reconciliation/dialogue processes among communities in parts of East and West Africa. Currently, she is the Head of the Research, Policy and Planning Department of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission in Kenya where she has worked for over nine years. Prior to her appointment at NCIC, she was a researcher at Development Policy Management Forum, a Programme Officer at Peace and Development Network and a chairperson of the Conflict Analysis Group at the National Steering Committee of Peace Building and Conflict Management in the office of the president (Kenya). Sellah holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from Kisii University and two post graduate diplomas from Bradford University, UK and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

She is a Rotary Peace Fellow and a Chevening Fellow. Sellah was appointed as the Global Peace Index ambassador in 2015 by the Institute for Economics and Peace, USA following her effort in leading the development of the 2013 social cohesion index for Kenya. She is also the past president of Rotary District 9212 Alumni Association which covers Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea.