Joyce Akai Emanikor

MP, Turkana County

Joyce Akai Emanikor is Turkana County’s Woman Member of the Kenya National Assembly.

Joyce Emanikor was the former Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) chairperson, the first woman to hold the position and the Emergency Education consultant for UNICEF.

Joyce is a PhD candidate at Moi University and holds a MA in Development Studies from the University of Manchester, UK and a BA (First Class Honours) from Daystar University, Kenya.

She is credited with translating The Bible into Turkana language and starting mobile schools in Turkana.

Social Policy Analysis and Action Environment and sustainable development Poverty and Livelihoods Analysis Peace and Reconciliation Gender and Development Education Programme Management and Strategy Capacity Building for Empowerment

Experience

From 2017 to date

Member of Parliament

Kenya National Assembly

Member of Parliament (Second Term),
Woman Representative, Turkana County,
Kenya National Assembly

2013 - 2017

Member of Parliament

Kenya National Assembly

Member of Parliament,
Woman Representative, Turkana County,
Kenya National Assembly

2011 - 2012

Emergency Education Consultant

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Emergency Education Consultant,
United Nations Children's Fund,
Kenya Country Office

2010 - 2012

Chairperson

Kerio Valley Development Authority

Chairperson (3-year term),
Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA)

2009 - 2010

Member of the Board

Kerio Valley Development Authority

Member of the Board,
Subsequently: Acting Chairperson of the Board,
Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA)

2007 - 2011

Education Programme Officer

Oxfam GB

Education Programme Officer,
Kenya Programme,
Oxfam GB

2002 - 2007

Project Officer

Oxfam GB

Project Officer,
Turkana Integrated Programme,
Oxfam GB

2001 - 2002

Development Consultant

Appropriate Development Consultants Ltd (ADCL)

Development Consultant,
Appropriate Development Consultants Ltd (ADCL)

1985 - 1996

Bible Translator

Bible Society of Kenya (BSK)

Bible Translator,
Turkana Bible translation project,
Bible Society of Kenya (BSK)

1982 - 1985

Assistant Primary School Inspector

Teachers Service Commission, Kenya

Assistant Primary School Inspector,
Teachers Service Commission,
Kenya

Education

2007

MA in Development Studies

University of Manchester, UK

MA in Development Studies,
Institute of Development and Policy Management (IDPM),
School of Environment and Development,
University of Manchester, UK.

2001

BA (Hons) Community Development (1st Class)

Daystar University

Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours)
Community development (Major),
Peace and Reconciliation (Minor),
Daystar University Nairobi (2001)

Parliamentary Committee Memberships

  • 11th Parliamentary

    • House Business Committee
    • Committee on Privileges
    • Departmental Committee on Environment & Natural Resources
  • 12th Parliamentary

    • House Business Committee
    • Committee on Regional Integration
    • Committee on Appointments