Dr. Owiso is a member of faculty and Dean in the School of Development and Strategic Studies at Maseno University-Kenya. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Aalborg University in Denmark, a Master’s in international Relations from the United States International University-Africa and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

He is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow position at Kings College, London and teaches political science, international relations and development studies at various universities in Kenya and abroad. He has over 17 years of experience working in the humanitarian sector during which he made contributions to the peacebuilding field.

During this time, he also worked closely with displacement-affected communities in various settings including camps and urban centers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. He has conceptual and practical experience in dealing with conflict, peace, security and development issues in the Eastern and Horn of Africa region. He is a champion of participatory methods to development and education. He is also a consultant in the above fields.

His research areas and interests include Inter and Multi-disciplinary research on migration, refugees and displaced persons in Africa; the changing landscape of conflict resolution, peacebuilding and development in relation to state-society relations in Africa; the theory and practice of leadership and security in the world system with a focus on transformative leadership in Africa.

Dr. Owiso has conducted various consultancies in the above fields ranging from baseline surveys, mid-term assessments, end-line assessments, impact assessments, political economy assessments. He has also conducted trainings in fields of conflict assessments/analysis, conflict early warning and early response mechanisms, non-violence, negotiation and mediation, policy advocacy, youth engagement, prevention of gender-based violence, prevention of violence against women in elections, civic engagement, and children’s issues.