Awori Achoka is a Kenyan, born on July 22, 1956. He is a strategic thinker and innovator on livelihood issues. He is the coauthor of Uhai: A Model for Sustainable Livelihoods in Africa (1996). He has championed numerous innovative projects in the area of sustainable livelihoods in Africa. In 1990, jointly with two others, he won an international award for innovation in renewable energy, from Stockholm Innovations for Development Association (IDEA).