Obed Ogega, PhD is a climate scientist and program management specialist committed to transforming lives through science, strategic management, and servant leadership. Obed leads the team at the AAS that supports rising research leaders in Africa in contribution to efforts being made towards building a critical mass of emerging research leaders that will deliver the ‘Africa We Want’ as envisioned in Africa’s Agenda 2063. Before joining the AAS, he worked with CORDIO East Africa as a climate researcher and as a Migration Officer at the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi. He holds a PhD in Environmental Studies (Climate Change & Sustainability), a master’s degree in Climate Change Adaptation, and a postgraduate diploma in Business Management and is widely published in the climate science field. Out of office, Obed is an award-winning photographer focussed on showcasing challenges and success stories in environmental conservation.
Alex Misoi is the AAS’s Finance and Grants Manager. He has over 14 years’ experience in Financial Management, Project Management, Review of Financial Management systems, Corporate Strategy formulation & Implementation, Development of Financial strategy, systems and procedure manuals, and Organizational reviews. Alex previously served as a Finance Manager at Centre for Health Solutions (CHS). He oversaw financial processing and reporting to various donor. He gained experience in leading teams to merge financial and programmatic proposals that lead to winning of grants and awards. This helped the NGO grow its funding level immensely through leverage of systems, technology and sound understanding of donor requirements. Before CHS, Alex worked at Ernst & Young (EY) as Senior Auditor in the Not-for-Profit Organizations sector. He led various teams in conducting Audits, Compliance and limited scope reviews and Capacity Assessment of organizations in Africa. Alex also worked for Toyota East Africa as an Accountant where he participated in financial processing and reporting. He is passionate about sustainable development in the African continent and looks forward to making meaningful contributions to Africa’s science space. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Kenyatta University and studied ACCA in Strathmore College.