Hannah is the Chief Executive Officer at The Association for Women in Energy and Extractives in Kenya. She oversees and helps set the Association’s strategy and vision. She works closely with the board to ensure strategic management of the Association. Her research interests and contribution in the extractives industry in Kenya are around issues on artisanal small scale mining and socio economic effects of large scale mining, on indigenous communities as well as investigating the impact of extractive industries on political settlements and conflict. In past she regularly contributed to opinion pages in the Business Daily on current policy taking place in the extractives industry in Kenya. Hannah has a Bsc in Economics from Daystar University, Kenya and a Msc. in International Finance and Economic Development from the University of Kent, UK.
Julius is a professional accountant with over 12 years’ of experience in finance, grants, procurement and logistics and administration. He manages all financial and grant activities under each project and program undertaken by the Association. Julius is responsible for financial and project and grant management, strategic analysis, overseeing and directing treasury audit, tax, accounting and budgeting. He is also skilled in long-range forecasting, budgeting, cash flow management and reporting. Julius has experience in appraising organization's project financial position, supervise implementation of project budgets, manage finance departments operations and office management as well as designing, monitoring, and implementing policies.
Michelle Mwambela is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 7 years’ experience in the Mining, Oil and Gas sector with specific interests in natural resources law, land law, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and sustainable communities. She is a Certified Professional Mediator and is also accredited as a mediator by the Mediation Accreditation Committee (MAC) under the Kenyan Judiciary. She has experience in engaging and empowering communities within the extractives sector having worked in public and private sectors as well as academia. Additionally, she has worked extensively with women in different parts of the country including Taita Taveta, Kilifi and Kwale and has a clear understanding of the issues affecting them. Michelle is passionate about seeing more sustainable communities particularly within and around resource rich areas.
Grace Otieno is the Communication Officer for the Association of Women in Energy and Extractives in Kenya. She is responsible for developing and distributing content to promote the Association's brand, projects and programs. She is also responsible for the Association’s digital media presence (Social Media). Grace is passionate about helping organizations, companies and individuals realize that they can gain more and create impact through the use of Social Media and implement social media initiatives that create long lasting effects. Grace is also passionate about story-telling and documenting real life stories of women (Artisanal and Small Scale Miners) as part of creating social impact and raising awareness on key issues affecting women. Grace is a member of the Association for Women in Energy and Extractives in Kenya (AWEIK) and Women in Mining UK (WIM-UK).