Elizabeth Mang’eni

Senior Trade Development Officer, Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development

Ms. Elizabeth Mang'eni serves as the Senior Trade Development Officer at the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development in Kenya. She is passionate about entrepreneurship as it gives her the risk to see the development and change she seeks to have in her society. She has dedicated her career to empower women and girls with disabilities by promoting entrepreneurship, inclusive job skills training and programs that educate Persons with Disabilities on business management and savings.

She is the Co-Founder of You4She Initiative, which sensitizes and empowers the community on the rights of Persons with Disabilities. She is also the Co- Founder of Mama Farm Foundation, an initiative which empowers rural women and women with disabilities on agricultural skills to become financially sustainable in 2018. Ms. Elizabeth has been featured on USAID Education news as a female mentor at Kibera Community Empowerment Organization (KCEO).

Ms. Elizabeth serves as a Board Member at Echo Network Africa, formerly known as Kenya Women Holding. She is an alumnus of several programs: 2019 US Professional Fellow Program on Inclusive Disability Employment, 2018 Australian Awards African Fellowship Program, Young African Leadership Initiative and the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship. These programs have enabled her to expand her work in inclusive employment and reproductive health support for young women with disabilities.