Millicent Otieno has over twelve years of experience in coordination of an extensive network of trainers, practitioners and interested humanitarian, peace and development organizations in West Africa and beyond. She has led workshops, conducted training of trainers, and provided coaching, mentoring and accompaniment in the peacebuilding field.  Her areas of expertise include conflict sensitivity, community dialogue and mediation processes, security work, participatory development approaches, and project assessment and evaluation.  She is a Trainer of Trainers on Alternative to Violence Project (AVP) and a Master Trainer on Reflecting on Peace Practice as well as the Do No Harm /Conflict Sensitive Approaches and practices (CDA Learning Projects).

Millicent is one of the Founders of the Local Capacities for Peace International (an NGO based in Kenya) (LCPI), she works nationally and internationally (in Africa, Asia, Europe and USA) on matters related to the impact of humanitarian action on beneficiaries, interfaith dialogues, breaking systemic violence, dignity, identity, trauma and Peace-building, development and nonviolent conflict transformation in the context of war and armed conflicts, community security and restorative justice. She currently engaged as a Graduate Assistant in the Women Peace-building Leadership Program at the Centre for Justice and Peace Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia (USA), represents Mediators Beyond Border’s (MBB-Arlington USA) in East Africa as the Regional Consultant, she is also a member of the Conflict Analysis Group under the Directorate of Peace-building and Conflict Management (PBCM) in Kenya, Chair of the Linking Levels’ Working Group in the Swiss Peace (KOFF) Conflict Sensitive Consortium, Consultant for CDA Learning Projects (Cambridge-USA), trainer for Mediators Beyond Borders International Peace Training Institute (MBBI IPTI) and a member of the Kenya DNH and Conflict Sensitive Consortium.

Membership and Networks: Conflict Sensitive Consortium (SWISS PEACE),  National Steering Committee on Peacebuilding and Conflict Management Secretariat (NSC) Kenya – Conflict Analysis Group, Alternatives to Violence Project – Durban South Africa Network.

Areas of Expertise: Peace and Community Security; Conflict Sensitivity; Nonviolent Conflict Transformation; Community Dialogue and Mediation; Election Preparedness and Monitoring; Conflict Monitoring and Early Warning; Training
Country of Origin: Kenya
Current Residence: Kenya
Languages: Kiswahili, English, German, French