Inclusive Narratives Practice Group /

Sellah Nasimiyu King’oro

Sellah N. King’oro is a Kenyan social researcher, lawyer, mediator and trainer with a specific interest and experience in gender, peace and security. She serves as the Senior Gender Advisor at the British Peace Support Team (Africa), where she trains troop and police contributing countries to deploy quality military and police personnel to United Nations/African Union peace support operations in Africa. Before joining BPST(A), Sellah had a 15-year public service function as the Head of Research and Policy at the Kenyan National Cohesion and Integration Commission. She contributed to reconciliation and dialogue processes among communities in parts of East, Central and West Africa. 

Sellah has a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from Kisii University (Kenya), post-graduate diplomas from Bradford University (UK) and Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), and resident practitioner experience at the State University of New York at Binghamton (US). As part of community service, Sellah mentors a pool of next generation researchers who desire to contribute to social change through their support to civil society programming. She is also a Rotary Peace Fellow, a Chevening Fellow and a Global Peace Index ambassador at the Institute for Economics and Peace.

Areas of expertise: gender, peace and security, social cohesion, education.