Mr. JAMES ABOK ODERA – Board Member


MEMBERSHIPS.

  • 1987 – Present Director, Sadili Sports Academy, Nairobi.
  • 2000 – Present Director, Nyabondo Rural Resource Centre, Nyanza.
  • 2002 – Present Chairman, Friends of Kisumu Impala Park, Kisumu.
  • 2005 – 2008 Director, Kenya Rugby Football Union.
  • 2006 – Presentirector, Kenya Futsal.
  • 2006 – Present Director, Kibera Canopy (NGO).

RESEARCH.

1977

Unpublished thesis on the “Kisumu Bus Terminus: the design and location influence of a major transport facility in an urban context”.

1978

Unpublished paper on the “The open space concept in the planning of Residential Area”.

1981

Unpublished paper given as a national presentation at the 3rd Shelter training Workshop for Senior Professionals, Washington D. C. on “The Evolution of Low-income Housing Policy in Kenya”.

1982

Unpublished paper on “The Site and Service Housing Programme in Kenya : The actors, their script and performance 1972-82”

1983

Unpublished dissertation on “Coin Street: Suggestions on Spatial Structure”. Coin street was a 4.5 ha derelict are in the south bank of the river Thames in London U.K. which required urban renewal development but the operative forces could not, for a long time, agree on the type of development which should be implemented in the area. The dissertation was a concerted attempt to show the process and product of redevelopment which could occur with as many interests and views as possible taken into account.

1984

Unpublished M.A. dissertation on “Toward a Concept on Alternative Future Urban form for Expanding Secondary Towns in Kenya: A class study of Eldoret Town.” This study was an attempt to identify what urban forms Kenyans really want in their town. How well this compare with other “good-currency” ideas on the subject worldwide and what structuring units could be used by an Urban Designer to respond to the requirements of the people in these towns. The study also gives a critique of the recent product and process or urban physical planning in Kenya and suggests alternative approaches.

2004

Unpublished Paper; “Issue on Public Private Sector Partnerships on Housing Delivery in Kenya”.

2005

Unpublished Paper; “Designing Mortgages for Low Income Groups”.

2005

Unpublished Paper; “Using receivables to provide Revolving Source of Construction Finance in Kenya”.

2005

Unpublished Paper; “The Case for a Housing Secondary Market Finance Using Collective Investment Scheme Rules, in Kenya”.

2005

Unpublished Paper; “The Case for Housing as a key economic recovery contributor in Kenya”.