Erick Achola is a seasoned policy, advocacy, and communications expert with over 10 years of regional and international experience in governance, human rights, peace building, and democracy. Erick currently works with Amref Health Africa as the Communications and Advocacy Advisor, CHReaD Project. Prior to joining Amref, Erick worked with ActionAid International Kenya as a Regional Team Leader overseeing programs and operations in the Western Kenya Partner Support Unit- covering Nyanza, Western and Rift Valley regions. He has also worked for DAI, UNDP, the Commission on Administrative Justice (Office of the Ombudsman) and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), among other reputable organizations. In these portfolios, has contributed significantly in promoting compliance with administrative justice principles and standards, as well as promoting transitional justice, constitutional, institutional and electoral reforms in Eastern Africa. Erick has played a leading role in catalyzing and nurturing the growth of social justice movements as a means of achieving open and democratic societies committed to the values of inclusion, non-discrimination, human rights, justice, equity and equality, as well as tolerance and respect for diversity.
He holds a Master of Arts in Population Studies from the University of Nairobi, MSC in Communications Studies from Moi University, a B.A in Social Work from University of Nairobi, Kenya, and Diploma in Media and Journalism from Zetech University.