Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Grace Mageka is a Generation Change Global Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace Global Campus,A Good Will Ambassador to the International Youth Action Against Terrorism, a Youth Champion for the post 2015 Development Agenda at Voice Africa’s Future and current Action 2015 Female Representative Sub Saharan Africa where she offers advisory role by providing light touch steer to the Action 2015 campaign global hub and action teams to ensure strategies stay on track.Action 2015 is a movement made up of thousands of organizations, coalitions and partnerships that reflect the diversity of activists fighting injustice, inequalities, poverty and climate change all over the world.
She studied Human resource management at the University of Nairobi,in addition she is a trained peace governance practitioner, human rights peer educator and youth policy advocate. She has worked for peace building, gender equality and women empowerment for the last five years through grassroots activism, advocacy, research, capacity building and mentoring young human rights activists.
She has been trained on youth organisations,international development, global citizenship, leadership and Gender governance by renowned global institutions such as the institute of development studies (IDIS) in the UK the International institute for justice and the rule of Law (IIJ), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the European Commission- Europe Aid Cooperation and North South Centre of the Council of Europe.
She is highly skilled in Diplomacy, Communication, Strategic Management, Team development and Community conflict mediation.she holds leadership positions with several youth led regional and international organizations.
She is an international youth adviser, she has represented both youth and women constituencies in various platforms at the United Nations, African Union and European Union.She is involved in several progressive civil society groups and movements and very passionate about realization of national human rights standards of marginalized youths and women living in conflict situations and Her passions lie in focusing on building movements of marginalized youths and poor rural women in Africa and the globe.
Through her selfless service in policy advocacy on political and economic change for the ultimate successful transformation of Africa, she has taught young women and men how they can u