Ms. Wangechi Grace Kahuria was elected to serve in the UN SACCO Board on 23rd March 2019 and as the UN SACCO Board Vice Chairperson on 28th March 2019.
Wangechi is the Program Analyst-Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAW) at UN WOMEN Kenya Country Office, a position she has held since August 2014. To UN SACCO, she brings in a wealth of experience in leadership and governance having served for several years in the development sector in Kenya, as Program Manager and Director at Plan International and Child Fund, Executive Director at both the Gender Violence Recovery Centre (GVRC), Nairobi Women’s Hospital and Childline Kenya, and as Head of Programmes at Self Help Africa. She has both strong leadership skills as well as a technical expertise on EVAW.
Wangechi holds a Master of Arts (Rural Sociology and Community Development) degree from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the same university. She is also a graduate of Community Organizing Course.
Wangechi is driven by servant leadership and her passion for inclusion and progress. Her focus is to play a leading role in strengthening the UN SACCO and ensuring it responds to members’ needs thus becoming a top-notch SACCO.