Leadership Network

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

Global Board
Maimunah Mohd Sharif

Maimunah Mohd Sharif

Executive Director, UN‐Habitat

Mohammed Abdiker

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

Inger Andersen

Executive Director, UN Environment Programme

Zainab Hawa Bangura

Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi

Gabriela Bucher

Executive Director, Oxfam International

Mohamed Malick Fall

Regional Director, UNICEF, Eastern and Southern Africa

Barry Kashambo

Regional Director, International Civil Aviation Organization

Janet Mbugua

Executive Director and Founder, Inua Dada Foundation Trust

Asha Mohammed

Secretary General , Kenya Red Cross Society

Joseph Mithika Mwenda

Executive Director, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance

Youssoupha Niang

Regional Ombudsman, United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services

Clementine Nkweta-Salami

Regional Director for the East, Horn and Great Lakes Regions of Africa, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Andrii Pravednyk

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

Fionnuala Quinlan

Ambassador, Embassy of Ireland to Kenya, Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea

Alice Ruhweza

Africa Region Director, World Wide Fund for Nature International

Kaddu K. Sebunya

Chief Executive Officer, African Wildlife Foundation

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

Roger Yates

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

Valentin Zellweger

Ambassador, Ambassador of Switzerland to Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda/Permanent Representative to UNON