Annette Akinyi Omolo
Social Development Specialist
Annette Omolo is a socio-political scientist with 15 years’ development experience. She is a social development specialist at the World Bank where she leads the Bank’s work supporting citizen engagement in devolved government and service delivery under the multi-donor trust-funded Kenya Accountable Devolution Program. Her work over the past four years has focused on providing support to the National and County governments in Kenya to strengthen transparency, accountability and inclusiveness of the newly devolved government systems, structures and processes to ensure that they are responsive and accountable to citizens. Most recently, Annette has supported the National Government to develop guidelines on public participation and is working with selected Counties to implement an innovative system of participatory budgeting that will be scaled up to all the 47 counties through knowledge sharing and learning events. Prior to joining the Bank, Annette worked with civil society organizations including Oxfam and The Institute of Social Accountability to empower marginalized communities to engage in participatory decision-making processes. She also held two positions as a policy research officer in the Government of Kenya, within the electoral management body and anti-corruption agency respectively. Annette holds a Masters degree in Organizational Development from the United States International University (Africa Campus) and a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Nairobi.