Dr. Odoch, a PhD. holder funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada, is an accomplished and seasoned community economic development expert, having wide and cumulative international and regional experience spanning over 17 years. He holds a PhD in Education (building economic empowerment module in Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed Doctrine) from British Columbia, Canada. He understands how the Public Sector and Civil Society work having served at various capacities in both domains over the years. Dr. Odoch who is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Lusaka, Zambia, has been at the fore-front of the crusade for socio-economic transformation in Eastern and Southern Africa. Dr. Odoch is a high caliber expert with proven track record and who has cumulatively undertaken a series of assignments at international, national and regional levels in qualitative and qualitative designs, project baseline, midline, and end-line assignments, strategic plan development and reviews, among others. Dr. Odoch’s key areas of expertise include: Livelihood promotion, Rural planning and development, Project Monitoring & Evaluation, Human Resource Management and development, Social Accountability, Civic Education, Land Justice, Human Rights Monitoring, Capacity Assessment & Organizational Development, Baseline & Social Research, Strategic planning, Access to Justice, Peace Building, as well as Conflict Management & Reconciliation.