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Jacqueline Moturi Ogega
Cofounder and President, Mpanzi, Empowering Women and Girls
Jacqueline Ogega is the Director of the Women’s Program at the World Conference of Religions for Peace, and is the co-founder and president of Mpanzi Empowering Women and Girls. She also served as the African women’s project director at Religion for Peace in Africa, During this term, she established an integral infrastucture to promote inter-religious cooperation for action in Africa, titled the African Women of Faith Network. Ogega has worked for various humanitarian organizations including World Learning, Catholic Relief Services, Religions for Peace, Caritas, and the University of Nairobi. She is a survivor of violence, and she uses her personal experience to bolster women’s empowerment. She obtained her Ph.D in peace research from the University of Bradford, School of Social and International Studies, has a master’s in gender and development studies, and has over 20 years of experience managing international development projects centered on women and children empowerment, safeguarding, protection, education, training, and policy development.