Graduated: 2013, Masters in Pan African Studies
Thesis title: Deepening Democracy at the Grassroots level: Citizen participation in State Devolved Funds (CDF) in Kenya
Graduate Student Information
Fred Otieno is from Western Kenya-East Africa. He did his undergraduate work at Kenyatta University in Nairobi where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education Arts Kiswahili, History and Political Studies in the year 2008. He is also finalizing research work on a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations Management course at The Kenya Institute of Management. During the 2010/2011 academic year, he was a Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (Kiswahili) at Yale University where he took non degree graduate courses at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and worked as a cultural informant. His research interests are Comparative Politics, Electoral Process Monitoring and Observation, Democratization & Governance as well as Foreign Aid Policies. Upon completing his master’s degree, he looks forward to working with both state and non-state actors around the globe in solving the problems bedeviling the world particularly sub-Saharan Africa and other developing countries. Fred believes that most of developing countries have adequate or even better endowments and that the missing link is in strong and practical policies and practices in governance. He plans to get his PhD in Public Policy or Political Science upon completing his Master’s program.