Osborne Wanyama is a Programme Executive, Movement Sustainability and Youth Entrepreneurship at the Africa Alliance of YMCAs. He carries out activities to ensure that National Movements have the Capacity to deliver Sustainable Youth Empowerment Programmes by building local resources that are self-perpetuating and establishing sustainable ecosystems on thematic areas in response to identified needs for institutional strengthening. In collaboration with the Programmes team support all programmatic processes including development and testing of prototypes and capacitating NMs towards implementation strategies especially under the Economic Renaissance Pillar.
In his youth, he volunteered as a youth leader at the Kenya YMCA. He also worked as a Young Professional at the World Alliance of YMCAs and later joined the Waltham Forest YMCA in East London, where he acquired experience working with special populations including the homeless, Black Ethnic Minorities (BME), vulnerable teenagers and asylum seekers in supported housing. He volunteered for The East London Community Organisation (TELCO) initiative on leadership training and action on issues affecting BME in East London. He volunteered for the Ludenscheid YMCA in Germany on a Children’s Programme.
Osborne worked for 5 Years with UNHCR/GTZ on Protection and Psychosocial Supports to URBAN refugees in Nairobi and one year as a Project Manager with an Orphans and Vulnerable Children’s (OVC) Project in Rural Kenya. He acquired Business Management and Entrepreneurial skills by leading Admin and Operations with two business firms, a mobile communication and tours and travels company.
He holds a Degree in Social Work (Mental Health) and has a teaching background.