Catherine Nyambura leads ICRW’s engagement with the Beijing +25/Generation Equality Forum for Kenya, supporting the development of ambitious policy recommendations for the Government of Kenya and plugging into advocacy efforts among feminist organizations and civil society at the national level. This work will focus on gender-based violence, which is a thematic issue for which the Government of Kenya has agreed to serve as a global leader in the Forum structure known as Action Coalitions.
Catherine has worked on women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, adolescent health, HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment, and research for the past 10 years, including as a consultant for ICRW in 2019 to help conceptualize an advocacy strategy for the Africa Regional Office. Her work is borne out of student activism transitioned into community organizing, and involves working across the intricate linkages between grassroots organizing; advocacy at the national, regional and global levels; and programming. Catherine previously worked at FEMNET as the advocacy officer and thematic lead for sexual and reproductive health and rights and served as the Deputy Director for Dandelion Kenya. She is a Mandela fellow and was featured as one of the 120 under 40 young leaders on family planning advocacy.
Catherine self-identifies as a Pan African feminist and has an academic background in public health and public policy. Catherine currently sits on the program advisory board of the Strategic Initiative for Horn of Africa and serves on various other platforms and collectives. To read a recent article she co-authored on challenges for achieving the promises of the Beijing Platform for Action, please see the second article in this journal.
Email Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow her on Twitter: @catherinenyamb1.