Hellen Obande

Hellen a Program Manager, Partnerships and Networks at Africa Platform for Social Protection, is also a human rights activist with special interest in women, children and disability rights.  Her career has spanned over 15 years service in several Non-governmental Organizations including working as Executive Director of Association of Media Women in Kenya and as Executive Director of the United Disabled persons of Kenya(UPDK) the umbrella organization for persons with disabilities in Kenya. too. Hellen has also worked as a Radio and Television talk-show host and producer at the Kenya Broadcasting corporation. She has vast experience in in project management, planning and implementation as well as research and policy advocacy with a strong understanding of human rights and communication in Africa. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology from Moi University, a postgraduate diploma in Mass Communication from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication and.Master of Arts degree in Women and gender studies from San Franscisco State University, California and a Hellen is passionate about promoting social justice and human rights in Africa among vulnerable populations in Africa,