Mwanamvua Boga serves as a nurse manager and a lead trainer on communication skills and emotional competence for health providers at the Kenya Medical Research Institute – Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KEMRI-WTRP) Kilifi, Kenya.
Mwanamvua is a
Registered Nurse (RN) with a higher diploma in critical care nursing from the Kenya Medical
Training College, Nairobi and a Master’s in Clinical Trials from the London School of Hygiene
and Tropical Medicine, UK. She is also a global award winner of “Heroines of Health” 2017,
sponsored by Women in Global Health.
Mwanamvua has 20 years hands on experience in acute pediatric nursing expertise and clinical research practice,
at the Kilifi County Hospital. Her work includes care of critically ill children, nursing management, administrative
responsibilities, and capacity building. She is also a part-time lecturer at the Kenya Medical Training Center
Over the last 13years, she has extensively been involved in training health providers and research staff on
communication skills and emotional competence using reflective practice and experience-based learning
approaches. The training aims at strengthening respectful care and professional wellbeing among health
professionals. As a lead trainer, she has trained over 500 frontline health professionals, including running
workshops for providers at Kilifi county hospital, Machakos county hospital, Kerugoya county hospital, Pumwani
maternity hospital, Kenyatta National hospital, and the Medical Research Council (MRC) in The Gambia. She has
also implemented the training to Sub-county health managersin Kilifi, and new-born care nurse managers across
12 County hospitals in Kenya aiming at strengthening relational leadership among health managers. She is
currently running a trainer’s program for nurse managers to scale up the training and exploring opportunities to
introduce the training in undergraduate nursing programs in Kenya.
Mwanasha Gaserego has over six (7) years’ experience in community
development work in the field of participatory community training and
she have also worked with young women at COVAW with young mothers who
were victims of children sexual exploitation by giving them
mentorship,self awareness and linkages to opportunities to better
She is also the founder of nuri women group-Tuwajali wajane an
initiative that supports widows through well wishers and friend
contributions-the widow network is over 800 widows.
working in community mentorship supporting young people affected by
violent extremism heal from trauma and widows who have experienced
Gender Based Violence heal from trauma too.
She has additional experience in research having done research on a
workforce development programme as research supervisor in Lungalunga
She was recognised by the ministry of labour and social protection as
the women volunteer of the year 2020, also got a recognition by
National government affirmative action fund as the outstanding woman
in community development on the international women day 2021 and by
USAID KENYA as outstanding woman in community mobilization and
She has an additional one year experience working with COVAW
organization as facilitator under the girls advocacy alliance and the
safe space project that aimed at making Kwale a GBV free community.
As a facilitator in COVAW I have trained 42 girls’ advocates in
leadership and lobbying and advocacy that has seen then be active
girls advocates in the community advocating for ending of harmful
practices that promote GBV alongside facilitating community and youth
dialogue forums aiming at creating awareness on importance of ending
GBV using knowledge gained from gender integration training where I
was trained as a TOT
The girls were victims of sexual exploitation of children.
Another two (2) experience in workforce development programming where
she worked as a career skills trainer in IMARISHA VIJANA-KUZA and KYES
providing short-term consultancies on entrepreneurship development and
financial access, gender mainstreaming as a trainer of trainers and
monitoring and evaluation services as a Monitoring and Evaluation
As trainer of trainers on KYES business skills I conducted needs
assessment for VSLA groups before commencing trainings, tracked on
access to loans and provided short term consultancies KYES trainings
benefices tracer survey to establish on their progress.
In addition, provided M& E services to Kwale KYES satellite office
where supported in organizing for training logistics, reviewed
training data tools to ensure they properly and correctly completed
to share with M&E office in Nairobi and prepared Trainer of Trainers
invoices for payment.
I have a year experience in participatory theatre that was used as an
awareness tool in countering violence extremism in Kwale County under
BRICS under WAYCAN,APT organizations and the champions for change
program in Kwale. I have two years hands-on experience in the field
of security and safety in Kwale and Mombasa counties having worked for
JAMII THABITI project in the last one year.
I am an excellent community mobilizer with valuable local contacts in
Kwale especially with the local administration, county government,
local media and the local Muslim leadership, youth, women, and PWDs in
the Kwale community. I understand the local culture and dynamics and I
have gained community trust in Kwale County from my progressive and
outstanding achievements working in the County through various
I have interacted with program funding partners and I am capable of
meeting the reporting needs of different stakeholders including
donors, government and project partners. I am an excellent negotiator
with good presentation skills.
I have worked in the YES YOUTH CAN project as a volunteer in 2011 and
2012 and as a field facilitator in in March 2015. I have gained skills
in participatory and learner centered facilitation, community
mobilization and organization, participatory learning and action,
resource mobilization and monitoring and evaluation.
I have also worked for over a year in community mobilization with
LICODEP. I have also been mentored in leadership by Plan
International, URAIA, UJAMAA Centre and IRI.
Joyce K. Karigia is a development professional and enthusiast with a social science background, and has been working professionally for 15+ years; 8+ years in the non-profit/INGOs (Terre des Hommes Netherlands and Mercy Corps) and 7+ years in the financial sector (Equity Bank Ltd under Equity Group Foundation and K-rep Bank Ltd currently Sidian Bank).
She served as Country Director for Plan International in Mozambique, Country Director for Arbeiter Samariter Bund (ASB) in Uganda and as Country Director for War Child Canada internationally and for War Child Netherlands in north and south Sudan.
In these leadership positions, she motivated teams of up to 150 national and international staff, overseeing programming and financial management, leading the strategic direction for all aspects of country operations. She has strong experience with a variety of programmatic approaches including: Rule of Law/Access to Justice, Child Protection, GBV and SGBV, agriculture, climate change initiatives, youth skills livelihood programs, community health programming, MNCH and other gender focused programming.
She is recently focused on access to justice and law reform in the governance of natural resources (Oil and Gas and Mining industry).
Jennifer also has extensive experience in humanitarian assistance in conflict situations having worked in war affected countries with the UN agencies: UNICEF, UNDP, OCHA and WFP in Sudan, South Sudan, Angola, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Sri Lanka. Jennifer has strong experience in resource mobilization, proposal development and project design for both traditional and non-traditional donors. She has excellent writing skills, advocacy and public relations expertise.
Jobwe have over five (10) year’s experience in community development work in the field of participatory community training and empowerment programming. He has over six (4) years in leadership and governance and two years experience in digital mapping in the extractive sector through social accountability in extractive sector programs using GPS and poi mapper.
He’s an excellent community mobilizer with valuable local contacts in Kwale, especially with the local administration, county government, local media and the local Muslim leadership communities. He understands the local culture and dynamics and has gained community trust in Kwale County from my progressive and outstanding achievements working in the County through various interventions.
He has interacted with program funding partners and is capable of meeting the reporting needs of different stakeholders including donors, government and project partners. He’s an excellent negotiator with good presentation skills.
He worked on the NYC project as a volunteer in 2011 and 2016 and as a program officer from 2014 October – 2016 October with Kwale Youth and Governance Consortium. He has gained skills in participatory and learner-centred facilitation, community mobilization and organization, resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation. He has training experience in Career skills, safe and protective spaces for children, life skills and entrepreneurship training.
Currently, he’s a board member of BASE Titanium limited from 2013 – to date.
He has also worked for over a year in community mobilization with PLAN international. He has also been mentored in leadership by Plan International, Pact – Kenya now ACT, CRADDLE, Department of Youth Affairs, Department of registration of persons and provisional administration.
He has worked as a community mobilizer for both Haki Jamii and the Law Society of Kenya/Canadian Bar Association in their projects raising awareness on the marginalized communities to access basic services through proper budget planning and monitoring especially those who are living in the extractive areas and supporting inclusive resource development in East Africa (SIRD) respectively from 2018 To date.
Bro. Nassib Said Mwamchita born and raised in Kwale County. He is one of the co-founders as well as the Director of Outreach of the Coast Muslim Youth Forum (CMYF). A da’wa organization dedicated to the work of da’wa (conveying the message of Islam) to the masses especially the youth.
He also serves as secretary to the Muslim Development Agenda (MUDA) which focuses on propagation the message of peaceful co existence among the youths, women (widows) and PwDs in Kwale.
In the past 15 years, CMYF has been mentoring youths, women and general public through its range of programs like da’wa outreach in learning Institutions, school write-up contests, workshops and e-dawa through social media.
Bro. Nassib constantly tours the schools around Kwale County (both primary and secondary schools) to deliver lectures aimed at building the resilience of the youths on different challenges facing the youths in schools such as religious tolerance, the phenomenon of violent extremism, drugs and substance abuse, values among others.
He also conduct leadership trainings to students organizations, women and youth formations.
Bro. Nassib is committed to raising the consciousness of the youths to fulfill their responsibility of da’wa and establishment of revival of human values and dignity.