Executive Director, AfCAA
MBL (University of South Africa – UNISA), B. Comm. Double Majors in Accounting and Administration from Daystar University (Award: Best Business student), Higher Diploma in French from Alliance Francais, Advanced Christian Leadership Training by Haggai Institute in Hawaii, Enhancing Consulting Skills Course by International Finance Corporation, Advance Financial training for Non-Governmental Organization in Georgia, USA.
Emily Chengo is a Leadership and Management practitioner who has a wide range of experience gained in international Non-Governmental Organizations and private consultancy.
Her areas of expertise include Leadership Development, Change Management, Governance, Financial Management, Entrepreneurship, Program Development & Implementation, Peace building and Conflict Resolution.
Emily has been actively involved in peace building in the Great Lakes region building the capacity of the Church to engage in conflict resolution. She has successfully managed donor requirements while ensuring that organizational objectives are met. She has also been involved in building the capacity of micro and small enterprises in developing strategies for growth to help alleviate poverty.
Emily was Africa Director of African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM), before that she was the Regional Coordinator for African Women Initiatives. She has worked as Human Resources and Administration Director at MAP International and at NOVIB Oxfam Somalia and as Systems and Administrative Assistant in charge of Francophone Africa Accounts. She has also served as a consultant with Kenya Institute of Management in evaluating Companies for the coveted Company of the Year Awards (COYA) and has taught Conflict Management and Resolution at International Leadership University as adjunct Lecturer.
Emily is a member of the Executive Board of Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) serving as Treasurer. She is the Founding Chair of Hope for Kenya Forum which played a leading role in mobilizing the Church in Kenya towards trauma healing, peace building and reconciliation at the height of the Post-Election Violence in Kenya.
Together with her husband, Rev. Joseph Chengo, they are active in various ministries in their local church and in missions and outreach. She and her husband have a passion to build the capacity of church leaders. They have three adult children and two beautiful grand-daughters.