Acho Gerald Anji is an experienced solution driven program coordinator, peacebuilder, development, and governance professional with over 10 years of cumulative multi-disciplinary experience in designing and coordinating programs in complex humanitarian contexts spanning across Eastern Africa, the Horn of Africa, and Africa Great Lakes Region with different International Organizations. Acho is a strong believer in data-driven project management and durable solutions. He has led key assessments to support effective programming and conflict-sensitive interventions (including conducting political economy analysis (PEA), Training of Trainers (TOT), Need Assessments, Micro and Macro Conflict Analysis, Do No Harm Assessments, etc.). He supports MEAL processes including periodic project and program reviews, planning and conducting outcome harvesting sessions for the program, contributing to the design and adoption of ME tools (data collection and reporting), and supporting learning events, and evaluations including outcome harvesting evaluation.
Acho is currently a PhD Researcher at Leiden University – The Hague, Netherlands. He holds a Master’s degree in Peace Studies and International Relations from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa – Nairobi, Kenya and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the Pontifical Urbaniana University – Rome, Italy. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). He also holds other certificates in Manage Successful Impact Evaluation Surveys from the World Bank Group, Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus, Gender Inclusivity in Peacebuilding from the United States Institute of Peace, and the Do No Harm Approach from the Global “Do No Harm” Trainers Network.
Acho enjoys spending his free time with his family, doing joint family activities, reading, watching movies, and chilling with his friends.