Banice Mbuki Mburu
Ms. Mbuki Mburu is a public policy and youth development advocate with significant experience in participatory development strategies, public policy research and analysis underpinned by a deep commitment to social justice. Ms. Mbuki currently serves as the National Coordinator “Sauti Sasa Campaign” at AMREF Health Africa. The campaign aims at reducing the alarming numbers of teenage pregnancies in Kenya.
Ms. Mbuki has worked at National, Regional and International levels. She has addressed the United Nations General assembly (UNGA) during the International Conference on Population and Development; and was a speaker at the High-Level Political Forum during the review of the SDGs and UN 75th Commemoration at the United Nations Headquarters. Ms. Mbuki was among the 15 young people selected across Africa to lead in the finalization of the Model African Union Toolkit to enhance youth participation in the Africa Region. Locally, she has co-founded youth initiatives, participated in the development and review of policies affecting young people and championed Public Interest Litigation in favor of young people’s interests.
In 2020, Ms. Mbuki received the Africa 35:35 Award under the Advocacy and Community Action category by Africa Kitoko. She is a Political Leadership and Governance Programme 2019 Fellow, Binti Ungozini 2020 Fellow, One Campaign East Africa Champion and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Political Mentorship Program. She is a Board Member at Siasa Place and Co-Convener of Youth-Serving Organizations consortium.