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About Fredrick

Fredrick is a Co-Chief Executive &Tranformation Officer at ADD International and previously a program officer for disability rights program at Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, he was also the disability inclusion advisor for Kenya, Light for the World Netherlands and formerly a founding executive director of Action Network for the Disabled for 15 years, a national disabled person` organization in Kenya working to improve life prospects of children and youth with disabilities in Kenya through education and sustainable livelihood initiatives.

Fredrick is also the founder of Riziki Source, a social enterprise that facilitates access to job opportunities for persons with disabilities leveraging the power of technology.

He was elected an Ashoka Fellow in 2012 for his work around issues of employment for persons with disabilities in Kenya and his mobile application innovation that connects the disabled to job opportunities was shortlisted in 2016/2017 for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Fredrick is an Atlantic Fellow looking at issues of inequalities facing persons with disabilities in Kenya and beyond.

He has a BA in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Nairobi, a certificate in Social Innovation Management from Amani Institute.

Fredrick previously advised Disability Rights Fund based in Boston for 8 years bringing on-board issues of youth with disabilities from Eastern Africa and aligning their grant-making to the needs of persons with disabilities and their organizations.