Ada Mwangola

Director Social and Political Pillars, Kenya Vision 2030

Ada is a social development expert with over 25 years’ experience in Government, national and international development agencies.

Currently the Director Social and Political Pillars, Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat. She leads on policy and coordination of the Flagship Programmes under the Social and Political Pillars as envisioned in Kenya’s Development Blue Print. This is after several years as the Social Development Advisor, UK Dept. for International Development (DFID) in Kenya. She led DFID’s Social Protection Programme in Kenya, and provided social development technical support to DFID’s Programmes in Kenya. Previous experience includes leading the Sustainable Livelihoods Programme, Oxfam GB, Kenya Programme for 5 years where she was responsible for project development, policy, advocacy focused on trade, land reforms and food security issues. Previous to this she was the national coordinator for the National Committee on Combating Desertification (NCCD); and initial years of her career as a Senior Labour Officer in the Ministry of Labour and Manpower Development. She has served in key national committees and task forces addressing social development issues.

Ada is holder of a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Degree in Development Studies, from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK. Main focus in development economics and participatory methodologies; and project and programme design. She also holds a M.A. in Sociology and industrial relations; and Bachelor of Commerce from Nagpur University, India. Currently pursuing a Doctorate in Organisational Leadership at Panafrica Christian (PAC) University.

Ada has great interest and passion for initiatives that make positive impacts to livelihoods in the African continent. Her strength is in policy formulation and therefore working at the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat gives her the opportunity to support and influence key development processes that potentially and significantly improve the socio economic situation of people in Kenya.