Chryspin Afifu

Gender and WEE Specialist

Master's in Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Gender and Anthropology. 


Women's Economic Empowerment, Agriculture, Labor Markets, Unpaid Care, Trade, Women's Entrepreneurship


English and Kiswahili

Chryspin Afifu (he/him) is a Gender and WEE (women’s economic empowerment) Specialist for ICRW Africa and brings over decade of experience in East Africa. Chryspin carries out research and provides technical assistance on projects across sectors and topics including women’s economic empowerment, agriculture, labor markets, unpaid care, trade, and women’s work in non-traditional sectors.

Prior to joining ICRW, Chryspin worked with national and local policymakers, developing evidence-based and gender integrated policies and plans. He has extensive experience on programs and projects with a focus on gender mainstreaming in project planning and management, specifically through human rights-based approaches to programming, results-based management, and outcome mapping. Chryspin previously worked as a consultant for ICRW Africa on the Women in Manufacturing project and on REBUILD: COVID-19 and Women in the Informal Economy in Kenya, Uganda, and India.

Chryspin also worked with OXFAM on a study to establish pathways to eliminating critical barriers facing women’s economic empowerment in Kenya. He has carried out several other studies and direct implementation of programs with the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW), UN Women, the World Bank, Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) National Taxpayer’s Association (NTA), the State Department of Gender Affairs (SDGA), the Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training (CPST), and many other international and local organizations that advance gender equality and women’s empowerment principles.