Gituru Albanous is a seasoned development practitioner with over 15 years of experience in management and implementation of development programmes in Education, Health, Youth Empowerment, Community Media, Economic Empowerment and Gender programming.
He is a community organizer in urban informal settlements having mobilized and organized various communities to advocate for a number of causes, predominantly on social justice.
Gituru has worked in various non-profit organizations and has exposure in development organization management from a community-based organization level to an international NGO level.
He is a pioneer member of Slums Information Development and Resources Centres, having steered the organization from its inception to gain international accolades and win international awards such as The One Foundation excellence award in poverty alleviation strategies and The Stars Impact Award in Education.
He has managed high-level donor-funded projects with international NGOs, including Comic Relief, USAID, UKAID and Ford Foundation among others.
Gituru has a diploma in Youth Development Work from Dar-Es-salaam University, a degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Nairobi, M.A in Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Programmes from the University of Nairobi and a master’s degree in Health Promotion and International Development from the University College London.
He is currently the Programmes Director at AmericaShare and the Executive Director for the Centre for Empowerment and Integrated Development (CEMID-Kenya).