Evelyne Opondo, Senior Regional Director for Africa


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Evelyne joined the Center in 2013 and will coordinate the work of the Africa team, focusing on policy advocacy, development and implementation strategies, project strategy development, and strategic litigation throughout Africa.

Prior to joining the Center, she served as the Regional Policy Associate for Ipas, focusing on reproductive health within the Africa region. She also previously worked for the Federation of Women Lawyers Kenya, leaving the organization as a Senior Program Officer. Evelyne has also formerly worked as a State Law Officer in the Office of the Attorney General of Kenya. She has more than 12 years of experience in women’s rights advocacy, with specific interest in reproductive rights.

Evelyne, who grew up in Kenya, holds M.A. in gender and development from the University of Nairobi and a bachelor of laws degree from Pune University. She lived in India for five years pursuing her bachelor’s degree, and speaks English, Kiswahili, and Luo.