Javas Bigambo is a consultant & trainer with profound experience and knowledge in Devolution & Governance; Change Management in devolved government; Research & Policy Analysis; Transformative leadership and Development Communication; Monitoring & Evaluation; and Capacity building. Bigambo has distinguished himself too as a Master’s in Project Planning and Management, Organizational Development, and an astute public speaker, with a versatile and impressive record as a consultant for local and international organizations.
He is accomplished in governance and development work, a notable trainer with years of experience working and advising various development programs in Kenya and internationally. Bigambo is impressively experienced as a trainer in participatory citizen approaches to devolved governance; Media & Elections, program and partnership development, gender & youth development, HIV&AIDS; Social Research Ethics and Methodology; Training and Facilitation; Management and Capacity Building of individuals and organizations, and developing curricula for participatory methodologies and management of team dynamics.
Apart from being excellent at paying attention to detail, Javas combines lifelong passion for governance and capacity building with extensive education and experience in research and development communication. With a proven track record in research, benchmarking and writing on devolution, development in Africa and civil society approaches to development in Kenya, Javas has earned invaluable expertise in Concept paper development, and proposal writing, working with logical frame works, networking and collaboration with institutions, and policy formulation.
In previous capacities, Javas has attracted and acted custodian to a good number of donor funded projects both institutionally and as a one Off within Kenya, and globally including DFID, EU, Global fund, Mama cash, Kios, UNIFEM, GOK, AMREF, EGPAF, USAID, AED and many more.
Javas sits on the National Advisory Council of U-Gen, a national cohesion initiative of the Global Peace Foundation, Kenya Chapter. Javas is also a Board Member of SLEC International, he is a full-time consultant and part-time lecturer at Moi University, Department of Development Studies, Nairobi Campus.