Prof. Stephen G. Kiama, PhDVice Chancellor, University of NairobiHe holds a doctorate degree in Structural Biology from the University of Bern, Switzerland under the mentorship of Professor Peter Gehr . His PhD marked a culmination of a long journey of sustained personal illumination driven by an abiding curiosity to broaden the horizons of knowledge. Macdonald George ObudhoDirector General, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics He holds a Master of Science degree in Statistics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the same university. He is currently pursuing PhD course in statistics. Dr. Caroline Marygoretty Akinyi Dr. Caroline Marygorety Akinyi is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, Social Work and African Womens’ Studies – University of Nairobi. She holds Doctor of Philosophy in Gender and Development Studies, Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology, Master of Arts in Gender and Development Studies and Bachelor of Education in Linguistics and Literature in English. Dr. Joyce Mwikali Mutinda, PhD, EBSChairperson, National Gender and Equality CommissionShe is an accomplished educationist, gender analyst, certified professional mediator, quality auditor, training consultant and a monitoring and evaluation expert. Betty Sungura-Nyabuto, MBSCommission Secretary/Chief Executive Officer Previously served as a deputy chief executive officer at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC. A holder of a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi, is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a legal and governance consultant. Hon. Lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi, JA Hon. Lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi, JA is a Court of Appeal Judge currently serving in the Court of Appeal in Nairobi. She is an Executive Committee Member of the International Association of Women Judges- Kenya Chapter. Dr. Yvonne OlandoDirector Public Education, Advocacy and RehabilitationDr. Yvonne Olando is the Director in charge of Public Education, Advocacy, Rehabilitation and Regional Coordination; with over 15 years consolidated experience in the substance use prevention and management field, having practiced in the public and private sectors. She has vast experience as a Clinical Psychologist and a Certified International Addiction Professional (ICAP IV). Ms. Bhoke Chacha Ms. Bhoke Chacha is a Tutorial Fellow in the Department of Sociology, Social Work and African Women’s Studies at the University of Nairobi, Kenya where she teaches undergraduate courses. She is also undertaking her Ph.D. studies in the same department. Her thesis title is “Appraisal of Gender Inequality In Academic Positions In Public Universities In Kenya.” Her research interest areas include Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Education and Community Development. Prof. Owuor Olungah Prof Owuor Olungah is an associate professor at the Institute of Anthropology, Gender & African Studies, University of Nairobi. He has been in the academic world for the last 24 years doing research, teaching and consultancy. He is a PhD holder in Social Anthropology with a bias in Reproductive Health. He has diverse research experiences ranging from socio-cultural concerns, reproductive health and rights, women in democracy, child rights, drug use, Women in Agriculture, Female Genital Mutilation and lived experiences of communities. Prof. Alice A. O. OdingoAssociate Professor, Dept. of Geography, Population and Environmental Studies Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Population and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Nairobi. She is the current Chairperson, University of Nairobi Gender Mainstreaming Committee, and one of the Vice Presidents and Directors of the Academic Council on United Nations System (ACUNS) and Chairperson, Biocarbon Imperatives-Africa. Cynthia Munyiva Mutinda Doctorate candidate in Public policy at the University of Nairobi and a public servant experienced in Public Administration currently serving in Nairobi City County Government. Her academic interests revolve around Public Policy, Gender, Leadership and Governance. She looks forward to becoming an international public policy academia, researcher and adviser. Mrs. Jacqueline Njambi Kibe Kamau Jacqueline is a certified Public Policy analyst and Researcher based at University of Nairobi Department of Political Science and Public Administration. She has speciality in Labour, social Protection, Gender, Climate change and Governance. She has worked with ILO, KIPPRA, AWSC WEEHUB, PASGR among others. She is a Board Member of Public Policy Research Center. Beatrice Nyakwaka Ogutu, Executive Director, ICS SP Beatrice Nyakwaka Ogutu, is passionate about initiatives that empower and transform the lives of children, girls and women. She is a seasoned professional with 19 years of experience in raising awareness, increasing understanding, co-creating solutions and inspiring actions that disrupt the cycles of violence, poverty and inequity in Africa. FA Ndirangu Ngunjiri MKIM, IoD FA Ndirangu Ngunjiri a managing partner Watermark Financial Consultants and a scholar in Finance with specialization in theoretical and empirical work on investments; public-private partnership, climate finance, and price formation in capital markets with experience over 17 years. Prof. Joseph Munyoki Mwinzi Joseph Munyoki Mwinzi is an Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education in the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Nairobi. After receiving a PhD in Philosophy of Education from the University of South Africa, Joseph taught at Kenyatta University, South Eastern Kenya University, and currently he is teaching at the University of Nairobi. Esther Maingi Esther Maingi is a highly motivated individual with a passion for gender and development studies. She holds a Master’s degree in Gender and Development Studies from the University of Nairobi, where she gained valuable skills and knowledge in gender analysis, social change, and sustainable human development. Willis Akala-Opondo Willis Akala-Opondo is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Social Justice Education, OISE/University of Toronto. He is currently a Research Associate with the Center of Excellence for Black Student Achievement at the Toronto District School Board. Kristina Tatiana Nyasangare Student at the Technical University of Kenya. Kristina is a passionate young scientist pursuing a Bachelor of Technology degree in Biotechnology, with a naive interest in female reproductive immunology fertility research in marginalised communities and one health. Kevin Alusiola Adiriano Anthropologist Kevin Alusiola Adiriano holds a master of science in Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies (CADES) from KU Leuven University, Belgium (2023). He also holds a master’s degree in Social Anthropology from Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique (2023), and a BA (First Class) in Anthropology from Moi University, Kenya (2016).