Yvonne Ngicho

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Yvonne Ngicho is a post graduate student at Kenyatta University, pursuing a Master of Arts in Gender and Development Studies.
She strongly believes that good governance together with policy formulation and implementation are a key ingredient to the achievement of sustainable development, especially in developing nations. She envisions herself as a transformation leader who will influence decision making processes through policy frameworks.
She is intelligent, God-fearing, diligent and creative. She also has strong leadership, organizational and research skills. She is passionate in helping others and likes reading during her free time.

Moffat Mitugo

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Moffat Mitugo Kihoro is a 26 year old male from Laikipia County. He has a B.sc. Degree in Community Resource Management from Kenyatta University, he has also completed part one of the Certified Public Accountant course. He is a volunteer Project Manager/Accountant at Generation of Hope CBO and Yiaku Laikipiak Trust respectively. Moffat has worked for the National Assembly and is well versed in policy and legislative processes. He is a peace ambassador for the National Cohesion and Integration Commission and a delegate of the Kenya National Youth Summit. Moffat is a young entrepreneur running an artistic business

Mary Oyoo

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Mary Oyoo is a transformative young African leader, who delights in encouraging youth to discover their God-given purpose in life, to master and nurture their talents and become servant leaders in their areas of gifting. She is also an economic growth and development enthusiast, optimistic that with good governance and policies, Africa will become self-sustainable and an economic growth powerhouse that will help solve various world global issues. Mary is also a strong advocate of youth empowerment. She believes that empowering this strong generation of visionaries will lead to a stronger Africa with economic prosperity

Loise Kinya

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Loise Kinya was born in Tigania, Meru county in 1994. She is a social scientist with a Bachelor of Art's Degree in Economics, Sociology(major) and Psychology(minor) from Kenyatta University. Graduated on July 15th, 2016. Loise is proactive member of the society and is passionate in community development initiatives and programs. Sema Anika Forum is an initiative that she works on that deals with creating awareness on Gender Base violence and depression; and also offers psychosocial support to victims of GBV. She has a track record in Leadership, volunteering and offering mentorship.
More so, she is aggressive with a team spirit and have great Adaptability Quotient.

Lawrence Nduva

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Is a dynamic lawyer and a youth leader determined to make the best of every opportunity to become an effective advocate and a valuable member of the society. Current, a student at the Kenya school of Law. Previously an intern at the Kenya Law Reform Commission, a Lawyer at M M Kimuli & Co. Advocates and Under-Secretary General KenyaMUN Kenyatta University School of Law.

Wandia Ivy Gathoni

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Wandia Ivy Gathoni is a 21 year old, final year student at United States International University majoring in International Relations concentrating in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy and minor in Criminal Justice. She has been in AIESEC and served as the Vice President Outgoing Global Volunteer in the organization. She has been involved in several school committees to date. Her ultimate goal is to work in an organization that seeks to advance Sustainable Development Goal number 4(Gender Equality) and 5(Quality Education). Through her own Leadership program and foundation (LEAD by Wandia) she desires to help the less privileged and the marginalized communities

Irungu Wangui

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My name is Irungu Wangui, is currently pursuing his undergraduate studies in law at Kenyatta University. Having been involved in various community engagement programs, he became a YALI alumnus and currently the YALI Nyeri County chairperson. I am also the President and Programs Director under 1835 Network and the Othaya constituency Youth Governors Kenya representative.

Bertha Rinjeu

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Is a Nairobi-based Journalist and Researcher with nine years’ experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Nairobi and currently pursuing a Masters of Arts Degree in Armed Conflict and Peace Studies at the same institution. She has worked as Content Manager at Mkubwa Media Limited, Nairobi Correspondent for the International News Service `{`INS`}` (UK), Head of Communications with the Research Institute for Peace, Policy and International Affairs (RIPPIA) when we hosted the first Africa High Level Youth Conference (AHLYC) on the Transition from MDGs to SDGs at the UNON Gigiri, Governance Program Officer with the Africa Youth Trust, Features Writer for the Star Newspaper (Kenya), Reporter for the Kenya Television Network (KTN) and with the Kenya Commercial Bank in personal banking.

Aimee Adeti Wanjala

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Aimee is a Charismatic Confident Youth Leader. She’s held various leadership positions in Youth Initiatives and Women Groups both at home and school. She’s a Creative and Dependable Team Player, Problem Solver, Great Public Speaker and Founder of Campus SHE, an Initiative that trains girls on self-identity and Leadership. Her Candor, Integrity and Hardwork have seen her engagement in projects like Nimeamua Kuwa Ethical. Her passion in making an empowered virtuous youth and better society has inspired her featuring in articles such as Young Change Makers, 8/3/2017. She’s also a good cook and loves travelling.

Dr. Edwin Rono

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Edwin Rono is a Medical officer at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret. He is a graduate of the University of Nairobi. His main interest is in maternal and child health, and is currently attached to Reproductive health department. Edwin is an alumnus of prestigious Equity Bank Leaders Program and a distinguished youth leader in the community. He has keen interest in Public Health that has seen him present on the subject at international fora in Rwanda, Germany and Spain. Edwin is passionate about good governance, democracy and social justice

Sofina Merinyo

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Sofina Merinyo is a Programs Officer incharge of mentorship at Emerging Leaders Foundation. She is a competent professional who values integrity and discipline. Sofina has previously worked with University of Trier, TAP Africa,VSO Kenya, SAPTA and Kenyatta University. Before coming to TAP she worked in the Isanga Digitech project an initiative aimed at increasing education access in Taita Taveta county. She is also passionate about media and events planning. Sofina is a holder of a bachelor’s degree in Community Resource Management from Kenyatta University and a certificate of Public Management in Social Transformation from Arizona State University

Godwin Mutai

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Godwin Kibet Mutai is passionate about leadership development and community development. He has a degree in Business Administration with IT (Procurement major), from Maseno University. After school, his first job was with SBO Research, as a Field Researcher. Later, he began working with Kenya Researchers. Shortly after, he joined Mavuno Church’s Leadership Development program known as Discovery Africa.

Gladys Ndanu

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Gladys Ndanu John joined Kenyatta University in 2011, where she successfully completed and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Community Resource Management in 2015. She is passionate about Policy and its impact on communities and is fervently working in her local community

Shadrack Osero

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Osero Shadrack is passionate about environmental sustainability and its implication to the country’s economy. He holds a BSc in Environmental Studies (Resource Conservation) and Certificate in Leadership Development and Mentorship from Kenyatta University. He is pursuing an MS in Data, Economics, and Development Policy at MIT as a Hewlett Foundation Scholar. He is avid about how science is employed in policy formulation and seeks knowledge on the merge of the environment and development. He has professional experience working as an MIT Climate CoLab fellow. Shadrack is a graduate fellow of the Young African Leadership initiative (YALI), East Africa Regional Centre.

Murimi Karani

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Murimi Karani is a lawyer attached to the East Africa Centre for Law and Justice, a community leader, political commentator and youth advocate named to the Kenya Youth Professionals, The Inter-Religious Council of Kenya, The Christian Institute for Governance, Onestop Youth Information and Resource centres among many others. His work ranges from human rights activism, public interest lobbying, legal aid and consultancy, policy formulation and civic education.
Robbin is renowned to have participated extensively in the 2016 IEBC restructuring, the 2018 elections as a head of an observer mission, the national youth policy, cases on Female Genital Mutilation, abortion, early marriages and county development plans. He earned a Bachelor’s of Laws (Honours) degree from Kabarak University in 2016.

Josepha Mafubo

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Josepha Mafubo is a third year student pursuing a corporate Communication degree with a major in Public Relations at Pan Africa Christian University. Her passion: stirring things up by starting conversations of change. As international students representative then as the vice-president and academic secretary, It is here that she learnt that a position is the first level of leadership. Her love for ethical leadership was horned by AYLF and good friendships. After graduation, she hopes to start sharing forums where women and youth can sharpen their saws through service networks. Josepha enjoys traveling, events planning, reading, and watching documentaries

Emily Aberi

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Emily Aberi is a fourth year student at JKUAT pursuing Applied Bioengineering. She is passionate about Volunteering and took part in Heroes for Change social mobilization volunteer programme based on Unilever sustainable living plan. She has been an active participant in the Malala project by the Kenya girl guides association which advocates for girl child education by addressing the challenges that hinder it. Currently she is the organizing secretary for the Kenya Red Cross Society JKUAT chapter.

Aurelia Adhiambo

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Young, passionate and ambitious Aurelia is a staunch believer in the growth, development and spirit of Africa. She believes that the biggest problem with Africa is poor governance and leadership structures. Aurelia is dedicated to leadership studies and governance; a feat that has seen her involvement in many trainings and leadership initiatives. She is enthusiastic about learning and emulating good leadership.

Mathew Ndolo

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Mathew is a graduate from USIU-Africa University where he studied BA. International Relations, Concentration Development Studies and a Minor in Finance. He has leadership experience acquired while in campus, having served in various leadership capacities in the student affairs division. Such positions included: being treasurer of Young Diplomats Forum (YDF) club, an Electoral Commissioner in USIU-A, a pioneer secretariat of the Model African Union Simulation (MAU) as the treasurer and was appointed to the USIU Student Constitutional Review Commission to stream the new constitution with the University Amendment of 2016.

Brian Kithinji

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Born in Mombasa County in 1996, Brian Kithinji is a young leader, Christian, journalist and communications specialist. His interests are in debating, diplomacy, public speaking, policy formulation and implementation. Currently he serves as the East African Community Youth Ambassador to Kenya, and is an alumni of Young African Leadership Initiative Center East Africa Cohort 5. He recently graduated from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with a Bachelors of Mass Communication.

Kiprotich Cheruiyot

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Mr. Kiprotich Cheruiyot is an Economist by profession and currently works with the County Government of Bomet. Prior to working with the County Government, Mr. Kiprotich worked with USAID-FIRM under County Support Program, and while there, actively participated in formulation of plans, policies; and data management. With the County Government, he participates in the formulation of Annual Development Plans, data management, Monitoring and Evaluation of projects and programmes; and was among the five-team secretariat appointed to formulate Bomet County Integrated Development Plan 2018-2022. In 2017, courtesy of Centre for the Study of Adolescence (CSA), he was selected as a Youth Demographic Dividend Advocate to champion for the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Bomet County. In July 2018, he participated as a Research Assistant in Gender Data Survey conducted by the KNBS jointly with the support of UN Women and Council of Governors Kenya.