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

Barry Kashambo

Regional Director, International Civil Aviation Organization

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

Siddharth Chatterjee

UN Resident Coordinator, Kenya

Amado Philip de Andrés

Regional Representative, Regional Office for Eastern Africa and the Horn, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Olivier Dubois

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

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

Fionnuala Quinlan

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

Alice Ruhweza

Africa Region Director, World Wide Fund for Nature International

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

Valentin Zellweger

Ambassador, Embassy of Switzerland to Kenya