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Samuel Odhiambo

Diploma in Hotel Management from YMCA, Certified mediator trained by Mediation Training Institute Eastern Africa
Fostering meaningful human connections
Kenya
Speaks English
Certified Trainer since 2016
"NVC is a path to finding what's meaningful for me and the people around me to foster mutually enriching relationships."


I am a certified Nonviolent Communication trainer and mediator, deeply committed to fostering meaningful human connections and driving positive social change. My journey began in Mukuru slums, Nairobi's second-largest slum, where I played a crucial role in establishing a pilot youth peace forum in 2013 while on my path toward CNVC certification. With invaluable support from FECCLAHA, a regional faith-based organization, these peace clubs have significantly contributed to promoting ethnic harmony, particularly in areas previously marred by electoral violence fueled by tribal and political affiliations over the past three elections. Remarkably, the success of these peace clubs has transcended borders, inspiring replication in ten other countries across the Great Lakes and the Horn of Africa region.

In Kenya, I have dedicated my efforts to working closely with the Turkana community, an area plagued by conflicts stemming from pastoral disputes. In doing so, I have facilitated transformative connections that challenge life-alienating cultural practices and pave the way for positive change. Additionally, since 2017, I have been an integral part of a justice and peace initiative in the English-speaking Cameroon region. Our collective ambition includes organizing an international, in-person justice and peace conference scheduled for 2024.

One of the most touching experiences in my journey has been encountering young individuals seeking refuge in various camps in Uganda during my involvement in a Safeguarding process at the Social Innovation Academy (SINA) hubs, starting in 2017.

My dedication to fostering a more compassionate world has also led me to contribute to various International Intensive Trainings (IITs) and related events. I had the privilege of being an organizer at the 2017 Kenyan IIT, a trainer at a hybrid 2021 Kenyan pre-IIT, and a trainer at IITs held in Austria and Argentina. These experiences have further enriched my perspective and strengthened my commitment to nurturing empathy and understanding within communities worldwide.

In my role as a certified Nonviolent Communication (NVC) trainer and mediator, I am passionate about fostering meaningful human connections and driving positive social change. My journey began in Mukuru slums, Nairobi's second-largest slum, where I played a pivotal role in establishing a youth peace forum in 2013 while on the path toward achieving CNVC certification. With the invaluable support of FECCLAHA, a regional faith-based organization, the peace clubs initiated in the slums have made significant contributions to promoting ethnic harmony, particularly in areas previously marred by electoral violence rooted in tribal and political affiliations during the past three elections. Notably, the success of these peace clubs has transcended borders, inspiring replication in ten other countries across the Great Lakes and the Horn of Africa region.

I have worked with the Turkana community in Kenya, an area plagued by conflicts arising from pastoral disputes. In this capacity, I have facilitated transformative connections that challenge life-alienating cultural practices and create pathways for positive change. Additionally, since 2017, I have been an integral part of a justice and peace initiative in the English-speaking Cameroon region. Our collective ambition includes organizing an international, in-person justice and peace conference scheduled for 2024.

One of the most poignant and heartwarming experiences in my journey has been engaging with young individuals seeking refuge in various camps in Uganda during my involvement in a Safeguarding process at the Social Innovation Academy (SINA) hubs, which began in 2017.

My desire to foster a more compassionate world has also led me to contribute to various International Intensive Trainings (IITs) and related events. In 2017, I had the privilege of organizing the Kenyan IIT, followed by serving as a trainer at a hybrid 2021 Kenyan pre-IIT, and later as a facilitator at IITs held in Austria and Argentina. These experiences have significantly enriched my perspective and further strengthened my commitment to nurturing empathy and understanding within communities worldwide.

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  • Business
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Education
  • Parenting & Family
  • Social Change

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