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Franklyn Odhiambo
University of California, Berkeley
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Franklyn Odhiambo is a Kenyan student of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is one of the Co-Founders of the African Liberty Educational Institute through which he directs the Nole Scholarship Program. Franklyn has extensive experience in the civil society space in Kenya: he has served as a youth projects coordinator for Peace for Africa and Economic Development (org), and in 2013 he organized the Ongoza Forum on entrepreneurship and youth leadership in politics. In 2015 he led the organization of the South African Ideas Festival in partnership with the African Leadership Academy and the Bezos Family Foundation. In his free time Franklyn contributes to various print and online media including the Huffington Post, and Mail & Guardian’s Thought Leader. As a student of Political Science, Franklyn is interested in the study of identity politics in Kenya and the role of identity discourses in political development.