Head of Advocacy and Economic Justice lead, African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)
Living in: Nairobi, Kenya
Fields of work: gender, public policy, governance, macroeconomics
“In my current role, I serve as Head of Advocacy and lead on Economic Justice at FEMNET, one of Africa’s largest women’s rights networks, with over 600 members in more than 45 African countries. I lead our work to ensure that women from Africa have the capacity to articulate their issues through a Pan-African feminist macroeconomic lens and are meaningfully present in policy spaces.
“My last role before FEMNET was as Policy Lead for the thematic area on international financial architecture at the Tax Justice Network Africa. My duties included policy and advocacy work at a Pan-African level with governments, donors and organisational members and partners on tax justice issues on the continent.
“I previously worked for Hivos - East Africa where I served as both Programme Officer and Programme Development Manager. While at Hivos, I worked in sub-national, national and regional policy and partner management across both my roles. This meant that I worked with private sector, government at all levels, journalists and researchers, as well as having a fundraising role.
“My career has revolved around themes of inequalities, including economic inequality and gender inequality, and has also involved work around data.
“I have an MA in African studies with a focus on rural economic development from Dalarna University in Sweden, and a BBA in Business Management from Centria University of Applied Sciences in Finland. I currently sit on the board of the Institute of Public Finance (IPF Kenya) and I am a member of a number of reference groups related to gender and macroeconomic policy.”