Waithira Gikonyo has specialized in designing and implementing social and behavior change initiatives across several social sectors for UNICEF and UNFPA. She retired from UNICEF in mid 2019 and resides in Nairobi.
An experienced trainer and facilitator, Waithira served as a Senior Learning Advisor for UNICEF for over 12 years. She has partnered with several universities to develop Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) that have enrolled thousands of learners globally.
Waithira, a Kenyan national, has a PhD in journalism and mass communication (University of Wisconsin-Madison). She is driven by her passion for improving child, gender and human rights globally.