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Nancy Chepkoech Muigei
Profile: Nancy Chepkoech Muigei
Nancy Chepkoech Muigei is a Strategic Adviser on youth empowerment and development with Maendeleo Group. She serves on the Board of the Young Women Leadership Institute, and as a visiting Youth Mentor with the Emerging Leaders Foundation. She is a leading expert in post conflict context analysis and has provided strategic and technical support to governments and bilateral partners in post conflict reconstruction and development. She has worked with the International Peace Training and Support Centre, Nairobi conducting research on security sector reforms in Somalia and training peace support operations officers for deployment. Her research and policy development interests include: democratic governance, civil society, youth, transitional justice, peace and security. She has conducted capacity trainings and published widely on these subjects.
A gender expert she has worked with the Women in Law and Development Africa implementing the Sexual Offences Act in Kenya, and the Institute of Economic Affairs in the drafting of Kenya’s first Youth Fact Book and which included future scenarios forecasting on youth empowerment and development in Kenya. Nancy is also specialized in election monitoring and in particular understanding media frames, representation and political risk analysis. In that regard she worked as a Media Monitor and Media Assistant to the Expert for the European Union Observations Missions to Kenya in 2007 and 2013.
She holds a Masters in Development Studies with specialization in Conflict, Reconstruction and Human Security from the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Education English and Literature (Hons) from Kenyatta University Kenya where she developed an anthology of poetry focusing on violence and the failed Post-Colonial State in Africa. Nancy is a recipient of various awards such as the NORAD scholarship at the University of Oslo (2009) and the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (Nuffic). In 2015, Nancy was selected as one of 25 Young African Leaders in the inaugural Building Bridges Leading in Public Life Programme of the University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Development and Policy Practice. In 2016 she was part of the annual residential school on governance and development that is part of the Governance for Development in Africa programme that is run by the School of Oriental African Studies of the University of London in collaboration with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.