End of Mandate: Four Years of Service to Kanisa SACCO

After 4 years of service and due to changes in personal circumstances and priorities, I decided not to offer myself for re-election at the 41st Annual General Meeting on 11 March 2023 of Kanisa SACCO. It has been a challenging yet fulfilling experience with many lessons that I carry with me onto my next adventures wherever they may lead me.

Valuing People and Strategic Communications in Crisis Leadership

Sound leadership communication underscores the real importance of putting people and communications at the centre of crisis leadership. Achieving a blend between these two critical aspects is the hallmark of effective crisis and people management and can ultimately define the post crisis stability of an organization Nelson Opany As a leader, among the key considerations […]

Young Conservationists on the Rise

Amidst the novel pandemic, young leaders have continued to rise exponentially by actively engaging their communities and even organizing thought-provoking webinars around nature-based solutions to the current crisis. Hope abounds as among our 1.3billion Africans, the 226 million #youngvoices are loud and clearly in formation as the first line of protection. Behold, the young African […]

On Behalf of Africa

A Speech written and read by Nelson Ochieng Opany at the official Closing Ceremony of the 14th International Youth Gathering for Cultural Exchange on Monday, July 18, 2011 at the Cairo International Scout Centre in the Arab Republic of Egypt, on behalf of the Africa Scout Region. My dear brothers and sisters in Scouting, It […]

A New Dawn for Youth Leadership: Together we Shall Make it Happen

Dear Fellow Scouts, I hope that this boosts your optimism for the leadership of the National Scouts Youth Forum knowing my long time aspiration is to serve the young people of this association and beyond through passion and commitment towards better scouting. The Scouting Situation in Kenya I believe that the National Scouts Youth Forum […]

The Future of Scouting is in Our Hands

Motivation Text by Nelson Ochieng Opany, Candidate for National Scout Youth Chairperson, The Kenya Scouts Association 2012 I present myself to you all to consider electing me to become the 3rd National Scouts Youth Chairperson. We all make choices for a reason. It’s humbling, but in my heart I know it’s not just about me, […]

An Empowered Youth and Agent of Change

The Chairmanship Announcement Speech for Nelson Ochieng Opany delivered on Friday, 18th February 2011 during the Founderee Camp at Kimathi University College Grounds in Nyeri. Dear Brother and Sister Scouts, I salute you all in the name of our founder; Lord Robert Baden Powell. It is with great humility that I present myself to you […]

Rovering as Intended Book Launch Speech

A SPEECH BY THE NATIONAL YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE OF THE KENYA SCOUTS ASSOCIATION AT THE “ROVERING AS INTENDED” BOOK LAUNCH DURING THE FOUNDER’S DAY CELEBRATION AT KABIRUINI SHOWGROUND IN NYERI ON 22ND FEBRUARY 2014 Salutations • The Chief Guest; Cabinet Secretaries, Governors and Senators, Other National and County Government Officials present; • The representative of the […]