Director, End Child Poverty
Fred Nyabera is the Director of the Interfaith Initiative to End Child Poverty at Arigatou International. He is a Social Scientist and a trained Theologian whose interest is in development work. He has extensive experience in faith-based peacebuilding and advancement of the Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB), at the local, regional, and global levels.
He has undertaken graduate and post graduate studies in Sociology, Anthropology, Divinity, Conflict Transformation and Organizational Leadership at the University of Nairobi, Union Biblical Seminary, India, Eastern Mennonites University, Virginia U.S.A and the Africa International University.
He is a recipient of the, 2019 “Spirit of the United Nations.” The award is presented to members of the UN community including ambassadors, UN Staff, NGOs, and youth representatives for upholding the founding spirit of the United Nations.
Previously he served as a pastor at the Nairobi Baptist Church and Karen Community Church. He also served as the Executive Director of Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa – FECCLAHA (a regional peacebuilding and conflict transformation NGO with membership in ten countries – Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania).
He is a contributor to several publications and articles including: On the Road to “a New Humanity” – Acting Together to Achieve Social and Environmental Justice for AlL;
Religious Extremism and Violence in Africa; Community Resilience Against Violent Extremism (CRAVE) Manual. Interfaith Guide to End Child Poverty. Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Manual; The Search for Sustainable Reconciliation in South Sudan; The Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) and the Search for Sustainable Reconciliation; The Current Peace Initiatives and Conflicts in the Great Lakes Region; Core Edited-Contextual Bible Studies Manuals on Gender Based Violence.