Castro Baraza

Position: Project Officer Migori
Categories: Team

Castro Baraza is a Commonwealth Professional Peace Fellow and a Certified Professional
Mediator, Castro is a strong professional with a Master in Peacebuilding from Coventry University
and a BA in Political Science from Kenyatta University, where he served as the secretary general of
the Students Union between 2005 and 2006. Castro is an experienced political scientist with a
demonstrated history of working in the international affairs, elections crisis management and
peacebuilding industry. Skilled in human rights, governance, peacebuilding and conflict mitigation,
research, politics, elections, project management and conflict and gender analysis.
He has over 10 years experience in peacebuilding and elections crisis management having worked
for a number of organizations including the, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the
National Steering Committee on Peacebuilding and Conflict Management (NSC/PBCM), and for the
European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES). Since 2019 Castro has worked for the Peace and
Development Network Trust (PeaceNet Kenya) as a Project Officer.
In his current and previous positions, he has contributed immensely to the institutionalization of
peacebuilding processes through conflict analysis, conflict early warning mechanisms, elections crisis
management, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), people to people dialogue among other
milestones in Kenya and beyond.




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