Leadership Network

International Gender Champions is a leadership network that brings together decision-makers determined to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence.

Mohammed Abdiker

Regional Director, International Organization for Migration/UN Migration, East and Horn of Africa

Inger Andersen

Executive Director, UN Environment Programme

Luther Bois Anukur

Regional Director, Eastern and Southern Africa, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Mamadou Dian Balde

Regional Director, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Zainab Hawa Bangura

Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi

Lilian Dodzo

East Africa Regional Leader, World Vision International

Christian Fellner

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Embassy of Austria to Kenya and Permanent Mission to the UN organisations in Nairobi

Sebastian Groth

Ambassador to Kenya, Somalia and Seychelles, Embassy of Germany

Stephen Jackson

UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya, Kenya Resident Coordinator's Office

Raphael Kariuki

Regional Director, Terre des Hommes Netherlands

Jean Kimani

Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Kenya Permanent Mission to UN-Habitat

Janet Mbugua

Executive Director and Founder, Inua Dada Foundation Trust

Joseph Mithika Mwenda

Executive Director, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance

Andrii Pravednyk

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ukraine, Embassy of Ukraine to Kenya

Ian Vale

Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, Save the Children

Caroline Vicini

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sweden, Embassy of Sweden to Kenya, UNEP and UN-HABITAT

Akinyi Roselyn Walender

Africa Director, Practical Action
Global Board
Roger Yates

Roger Yates

Regional Director, East and Southern Africa and the Middle East, Plan International