Champion
Alison Chartres
Australian High Commissioner to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, Ambassador to Burundi; designate to Somalia , Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN-Habitat
Alison Chartres

Achieving gender equality, and respecting and promoting inclusion and diversity, is everyone’s business. What we say and what we do each and every day can make a tremendous difference to a young girl or a woman, their family and their community. Everyone gains. 

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Convene biennial events to bring together women and men to share lived experiences on issues of gender equality, inclusion and diversity, and provide a safe and energising space for networking and support.

  • Use our High Commission social media platforms to promote a powerful and positive story every month of the achievements of a woman or group of women in the East African region.