Dr. Sellah King’oro is a researcher of over fourteen years’ experience in peace, social cohesion, social justice and social policy research. Currently, she is the Head of the Research,Policy and Planning Department of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission where she has worked for over seven years. Prior to her appointment at NCIC, she was a researcher at Development Policy Management Forum, a programme officer at Peace and Development Network and a chairperson of the Conflict Analysis Group at the National Steering Committee of Peace Building and Conflict Management in the office of the president.
Dr. King’oro holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from Kisii University, a Master in International Studies from the University of Nairobi, a Bachelor of Education Arts from Maseno University, a Bachelor of Laws from Mount Kenya University and two post graduate diplomas from Bradford University, UK and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
Dr. King’oro is a Rotary Peace Fellow and a Chevening Fellow. She was appointed as the Global Peace Index ambassador in 2015 by the Institute for Economics and Peace, USA following her effort in leading the development of the 2013 social cohesion index for Kenya. She is also the president of Rotary District 9212 Alumni Association which covers Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
She is a Board member of Namang’ofulo Secondary School, a public school located in rural Kenya and the Open Learning Exchange (OLE), a United States international organization that is committed to ensuring that everyone, especially girls, get access to high quality basic education. She has published several peer reviewed articles on peace, governance and democracy and has presented unpublished papers in a number of international and national conferences.