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

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

Elin Bergithe Rognlie

Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations in Nairobi, Ambassador to Kenya, Somalia and the Seychelles

Alison Chartres

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

Siddharth Chatterjee

UN Resident Coordinator, Kenya

Olivier Dubois

Head of Regional Delegation , International Committee of the Red Cross in Nairobi

Marta Eugenia Juarez Ruiz

Ambassador , Costa Rica to UNEP & UN Habitat

Emma Naylor-Ngugi

Regional Director, CARE East, Central and Southern Africa

Clementine Nkweta-Salami

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

Stephen Omollo

Regional Director, World Vision, East Africa Region

Ian Vale

Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, Save the Children

Roger Yates

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