Mr. James Oduor is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Drought Management Authority, Ministry of Devolution and Planning. He is responsible for overall management and control of the Authority’s operations, with a staff of 300 in 27 locations and an annual budget of Kshs 5 billion (USD 5 million). He is an agriculture, food security and drought Management specialist with substantial management experience. He has significant technical expertise in drought early warning, contingency planning, social protection and drought risk reduction, as well as substantial experience in coordinating complex processes of multi-stakeholder strategy development, planning and response. Mr. Oduor holds an MSc. (Agricultural Extension and Training), Wageningen Agricultural University, the Netherlands and BSc. (General Agriculture), University of Nairobi, Kenya.