Dr. Sellah King’oro holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Peace and Conflict Studies from Kisii University (Kenya); a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Nairobi (Kenya); a Bachelor of Education (Arts) from Maseno University (Kenya); and a Bachelor of Laws from Mount Kenya University. She also holds two postgraduate diplomas from Bradford University (United Kingdom) and Chulalongkorn University (Thailand).
Dr. King’oro was recently awarded the Women of Global Solutions Inaugural Honor Award by the prestigious iChange Nations and Women of Golden Rule Dialogue awards for her brilliant mind that brings solutions to the issues around her.
Dr. King’oro is a researcher with more than fifteen years’ experience in peace, social cohesion, social justice, and social policy research. Currently, she is the Head of the Research, Policy and Planning Department of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission where she has worked for more than seven years. Prior to her appointment at NCIC, she was a researcher at Development Policy Management Forum, a Programme officer at Peace and Development Network and a chairperson of the Conflict Analysis Group at the National Steering Committee of Peace Building and Conflict Management in the office of the president.
She is a Rotary Peace Fellow and a Chevening Fellow. She was appointed as the Global Peace Index ambassador in 2015 by the Institute for Economics and Peace (USA) following her effort in leading the development of the 2013 social cohesion index for Kenya. She is also the President of Rotary District 9212 Alumni Association which covers Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea. She has published several peer reviewed articles on peace, governance and democracy and has presented unpublished papers in a number of international and national conferences.