Lucy Githaiga

Chairperson
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Lucy has about 20 years of working experience in Civil Society on different issues including Governance, Human Rights, Gender Equality, livelihoods and recently in the extractives sector. Lucy is a Social Scientist who is passionate about women’s empowerment. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a Masters of Arts in Sociology and Community Development both from the University of Nairobi. Lucy is also registered with the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) as a lead expert in Environmental Impact Assessment with specific interest in Social impacts and has in the past taught the Environmental Impact Assessment short course offered at the Nazarene University.

In February 2016, Lucy successfully completed the Emerging Leaders in African Mining Course (ELAM 2016) carried out in Cape Town, South Africa and Sponsored by the UNDP, Minerals and Energy for Development Alliance (MEFDA) and the Africa Minerals Development Center (AMDC). She has also been part of the Female Future Leadership development Program that builds the capacity of women in leadership. Her contribution in the extractives sector includes being part of the core team that developed the African Minerals Governance Framework (AMGF) that is supposed to be used by the AU member states to monitor the implementation of the African Mining Vision. As a champion of the Africa Mining Vision, she also represents AWEIK in the Multi stakeholder Committee that is steering the development of the Country Mining Vision for Kenya. Lucy has business interests in the gold and gemstones sub sectors.

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