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Dr. Mary Akinyi Otieno

Dr. Mary Otieno is a lecturer in Educational Planning, Policy Studies, Leadership and Research Methodology at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya.

She is a holder of a doctorate of philosophy (PhD) and a Master’s Degree in Educational Planning and Economics of Education, and a Bachelor of Education Degree from Kenyatta University. She is a Trustee and member of NEWI.

During her career, Dr. Otieno has gained vast experience in the fields of policy development and analysis, management and leadership, HIV/AIDS management, conflict management, change management, mentoring and coaching both regionally and internationally while working and consulting for several reputable institutions including World Vision, National Aids Control Council (NACC), UNAIDS, KNHCR, among others. She provides guidance on the Women Initiative projects and plans.

Dr. Mildred Jennifer Lodiaga

Dr. Mildred Jennifer Lodiaga is a Lecturer, Department of Gender and Development Studies at Kenyatta University.

Dr. Lodiaga holds a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in Population Studies from Kenyatta University, Master of Arts (M.A) in Population Studies from the United Nations Institute for Population Studies, Legon University and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She is also a Board Member of UN Women Leadership Centre, Kenyatta University’s Mentorship Programme and the Institute of Peace and Security Studies and also a member of the Executive Committee of the Population Association of Kenya. She is a Trustee and member of NEWI.

In her Master’s Degree, she specialized in reproductive health and population development. Her thesis titled “Proximate Determinants of Fertility: A Comparative Study of Kenya, Lesotho and Sudan” remains a gem.

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