Victor Odundo Owuor

Victor Odundo Owuor
Position: Senior Research Associate
Expertise: Business & Governance, Business & R2P, Entrepreneurship in Fragile States, Illicit Financial Flows, Inclusive Business Models

Victor Odundo Owuor's primary responsibility at OEF is to develop research in the role of business in governance and stability. Victor received his PhD from the University of Texas at Dallas in December 2012. The title of his dissertation was “Destabilizing Dark Networks: The Case of the Somali Piracy Saga and its Financial Implications for Kenya.”  Victor is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) – an internationally recognized designation for those with subject matter expertise in the tackling of money laundering and the combating of terrorism financing. Victor’s previous accomplishments include a BSc degree in Applied Mathematics/Physics from Willamette University, Oregon and an MBA in International Business/Supply Chain Management from University of Texas at Dallas. Victor joined OEF from University of Texas at Dallas where he was amongst others, an instructor of record for an introductory course on Negotiations and Conflict Resolution. His prior work experience includes nearly two decades of project and operations management in his native Kenya. A significant part of this period comprised a long stint as the founder and chief executive of a progressive construction firm, as well as the principal of a last mile/milk run logistics company for beverage products primarily targeting the bottom of the pyramid sector.


Publications

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The Role of Kenya's Private Sector in Peacebuilding: The Case of the 2013 Election Cycle

Written by Victor Odundo Owuor, Scott Wisor on June 9, 2014

Following the disputed presidential election results in 2007- 08, widespread violence engulfed Kenya, killing over one thousand people and displacing hundreds of thousands. One in three Kenyans were directly affected by the violence.

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Banking System in Somalia

Somalia Banking: Transfers, Challenges and Opportunities

Written by Victor Odundo Owuor on January 5, 2013

This paper discusses the challenges and opportunities of the banking segment in Somalia. It reviews current systems for financial transfers and discusses the possibility of the introduction of a two-tier banking system.

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Wind Energy in Somalia

Wind Energy in Somalia

Written by Victor Odundo Owuor on October 5, 2012

Somalia’s difficult history has hampered the development of infrastructure that could support growth and improve lives. The energy sector has been particularly hard hit.

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Honey Production Somalia

A Market Analysis for Honey Production in Somalia

Written by Victor Odundo Owuor on October 5, 2012

This market analysis identifies factors influencing the profitability of the honey industry in Somalia, using a framework for analysis based on Michael Porter’s “five forces model” with the introduction of a sixth set of forces comprising complements

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