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Country / Where did you grow up:
I was born in Western Kenya, lived in Nandi County, where I attended Primary and Secondary school education.

Academic qualifications:
BA(Communication and Media), Maseno University, Kenya
MA(Political Science), University of University of Nairobi, Kenya

Experience:
I am currently working as National Coordinator of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights for Adolescent and Youth under the Right Here Right Now Platform Kenya.

I previously worked at the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) as a Thematic Expert where I facilitated the evaluation of  Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights projects in Eastern Africa. I also worked as Programs Advisor at the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) under Equality and Non Discrimination programme where I worked on enhancement of participation of targeted marginalized groups in political governance.

In 2013 - 2014, I worked at Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU), on Torture Prevention and Police Reforms. It coincided with the time Kenyan police was undergoing reforms at different levels including; institutional, legal frameworks and operational reforms. I joined the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI)2014 and 2016, I worked with National Human Rights Institutions in Africa, where I had the opportunity to gain experience in addressing systemic inequality and discrimination and marginalization among other gross human rights violations.

Academic fields of interest:
My main interest is in working on  Political Governance, Equality, Non-Discrimination and inclusion,  Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights.

Position prior to the programme:
I work as a National Coordinator of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights for Adolescent and Youth under the Right Here Right Now Platform Kenya.

bchakaya@gmail.com