Agnes Leina

Agnes Leina

Founder and Executive Director of Il’laramatak Community Concerns (ICC)

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Ms. Agnes Leina is the Founder and Executive Director of Il’laramatak Community Concerns (ICC) whose name denotes ‘care-givers’, or pastoralist. ICC is an Indigenous People’s Organization whose main goal is to restore dignity among Indigenous people, with special emphasis on Girls and Women. ICC envisions a society of Indigenous Peoples of Kenya that is free from all forms of discrimination. She holds a Master’s Degree in Rural Sociology and Community Development, from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Community Development from Daystar University-Kenya. Ms. Leina as well holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in International Development from the University of Birmingham - United Kingdom. She has over 15 years of experience in working for rural Indigenous Pastoralist Communities, especially women and girls, in defending their human rights concerns in Education, Climate Change, Land and Natural Resource rights, Violence against women, Early Marriages and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), as well as access to alternative livelihood options among others. Ms. Leina works at the Community, National, Regional and International levels with different structures and communication strategies.

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