FAWE Kenya is a membership organization whose members include ministers of education, university vice-chancellors, education policy-makers, researchers, gender specialists and human rights activists.

Our organization structure comprises a Regional Secretariat headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and National Chapters operating in 33 countries across Africa. Our governance structure comprises an 11-member Executive Committee and General Assembly. 


Leadership &Management

The governing body of FAWEK is the General Assembly of Members which elects an Executive Committee constituted by nine (9) members referred to as Board of Directors that provides policy guidance and oversight. The current Board of Directors comprise of eight (8) Women and one (2) men, led by Prof. Genevieve Mwayuli PhD, as the chairperson. Prof. Mwayuli is a leading educationist in Kenya, and one of the few women at the peak of academics in Africa.

Under the Board of Directors is the National Secretariat with Headquarters in Nairobi, and vested the duty of running FAWEK day-to-day operations. The National Secretariat is headed by the Chief Executive Officer, who also coordinates all the regions. The current CEO is Jeanette Valarie Nyanjom, who has extensive experience in program management across diverse industries, She excels in coordinating and supervising activities to achieve objectives efficiently. Her proficiency in monitoring and evaluating outcomes enables strategic decision-making for program effectiveness. Jeanette is a Governance practitioner with over 6 years of NGO, private, and public sector experience, where she specialized in local governance, policy analysis, and evidence-based programming. Jeanette is  so passionate about community engagement and social reforms, She leverage a rights-based approach to drive impactful initiatives, combining program management skills with governance expertise to foster positive change and address societal challenges effectively.

FAWEK currently has a total of 25 fulltime staff, 15 volunteers and 3 interns all serving in different project and in the regions. The National Secretariat is supported by a pool of associate consultants, most of who are among the 807 members spread in at least 20 counties in Kenya. Zonal Focal Persons implements FAWEK’s mandate at local level (in their respective zones). The members and associate consultants have varied technical expertise in different fields, including Education, Environment, Governance, Gender & Development, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, Reproductive Health and Nutrition, Human Rights, organizational capacity assessment and development, peace and conflict management.