We are happy to announce our new Board Members.
Amina Hersi is a human rights practitioner and campaigner specializing in changing narratives and redefining security. She has over eight years of human rights, security, humanitarian, and strategic communications experience, researching and campaigning the gendered impact of security and conflict through people-centred designs and systems thinking. Through this work, she developed and implemented strategic campaigns and programs that focus on transforming the Women Peace and Security Agenda and led in the co-creation of the #IMatter Campaign; a worldwide, intersectional solidarity campaign that recognizes and values women and girls’ leadership and rights in crisis and post-crisis contexts.
She also co-authored a discussion paper ‘Transforming power to put women at the heart of peacebuilding’ and ‘She Leads’, a commemorative book celebrating women’s leadership.
Amina has a Master of Arts in Human Rights and Global Ethics from Leicester University. She has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Politics from the University of Reading.
Her Twitter handle is @aminaa_hersi.
Christine Kungu is a vibrant, self-driven, highly motivated and astute advocate with a passion for legal writing, legislative drafting and Human Rights Law. Ms Kungu has fifteen years of working experience as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She possesses high calibre research, analytical legal writing, legislative drafting and verbal communication skills.
Christine has a Masters of Arts in International Studies and a Bachelor of Law, both from the University of Nairobi.
She is also a member of the LSK, Public Interest Litigation and Legal Aid Committee.
Dr Ahmed Kalebi
Dr Kalebi is the Founding Partner, CEO, and Chief Consultant Pathologist at Lancet Group Laboratories, East Africa. Ahmed has successfully brought affordable, quality, and accessible pathology services across the region. He was nominated for the positive impact he has had on medical practice, pathology resident education, and research in Africa.
He is also an Honorary Lecturer, Department of Human Pathology, and the University of Nairobi. He is also an awardee in the inaugural Top 40 under 40 Men in Kenya 2012 by the Business Daily newspaper.
His Twitter handle is @DrAhmedKalebi.
Professor Emily Rogena
Professor Emily is a Professor of Human Pathology and Head, Thematic Unit, Anatomic Pathology, Department of Human pathology, School of Medicine, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
She holds on a PHD BIOTECHNOLOGY: the University of Siena Ital, a Master of Forensic Medicine (MFM): University of Dundee, UK, a Master of Medicine in Human Pathology (MMed Pathology) from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB)
In November 2004, she was awarded the Japanese Amnesty International Award. A one-month speaking tour of 11 Japanese Cities presenting a paper on “Rape of Kenyan women in Laikipia and Samburu Districts of Kenya by UK Military personnel, a comparison with the Okinawa rapes of Japanese women by UK military personnel.”
Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRogena.
Regina is a feminist justice and peace worker who has been involved in governance, civic engagement, human rights, women’s rights, and peace and conflict transformation for more than 14 years. She is currently the Kenya Community Director of the Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI).
She has and continues to serve in several Civil Society coalitions and organisations, including the Election Observation Group where, as Chair, she oversaw two major Election Monitoring missions in the Kenya 2017 Elections and the Civil Society Reference Group, that saw the coalition successfully fight 3 attempts to introduce retrogressive legislation for the Sector and transition from a loose coalition to an institution and sits on the board of Viwango, a standards mechanism for CSOs.
She is passionate about the arts and keen to explore how arts and technology can strengthen civic engagement and organisation, especially for women and girls.
Follow her on Twitter @KenyanReg
Shadrack is an experienced Human Resources professional with a demonstrated history of working in profit and non-profit organizations. He is a strategic HR Business Partner with a focused understanding of staff needs and Human Capital's importance in realising organizational objectives.
He has experience in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Zambia, Tanzania & West Africa, including liaisons with North America and Europe.
He is a Master of Business Administration (MBA) holder in Strategic Management, Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources Management option and Certified HR practitioner by the Institute of Human Resources Management of Kenya.
Follow him on Twitter @kirui_shadrack