Martin’s international career in International Development spans over 10 years. He has led teams across Kenya, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, Nigeria, South Africa and Somalia. With his in-depth knowledge of (current) African Development approaches and ample experience with large complex donor funded programs, he has also actively engaged on regional communications initiatives in Africa and beyond. More recently, he has been featured among 50 communications experts in the continent contributing to Africa’s socio-economic rise.
Martin holds a Masters of Science Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a professional certificate on Disruptive Strategy from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Nairobi.
He has attended various executive courses including Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) organised by the Springfield Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, Using Storytelling for Advocacy in Turkey organised by the Open Society Foundation. He is certified by the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) in; HIV/AIDS, TB & Human Rights in Africa, Investment in Excellence by the Pacific Institute, and in The Outcome Harvesting Evaluation Methodology. From his M4P training, he has contributed to ‘Communications for M4P Handbook’ published by Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa).
During his studies at the LSE, he participated in the 2015 BBC Africa Debate on, “Has Africa Outgrown Development Aid?” (30mins), in London.
He has given a master class on ‘Development of PR and Communication Strategies’ at the Strathmore Business School in 2018.
In 2018, he also mentored 3rd year Bachelor of Commerce Students at Strathmore University on leadership, his life experiences, on the job lessons, the kind of leaders he has worked with, what he has learned from them, qualities of leaders he admires, influencing styles he has used to get things, leadership challenges, dilemmas and how to be effective amidst setbacks.
In 2019 he gave a master class on ‘Strategic Communications’ at the Somaliland Ministry of Justice in Hargeisa, Somaliland.
In 2019, Martin facilitated sessions on promoting sustainable peace through national youth policies in the framework of 2030 Agenda which was convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat in partnership with the Government of Kenya and United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) convened at the United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya.