Founder & Executive Director, Msichana Empowerment Kuria
Cohort: Ashoka Bootcamp, Nairobi, 2016
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Natalie Robi Tingo is a Girls Right Activist and Social Change Development expert. She has more than nine years' experience in the nonprofit sector and holds a B.A. in Economics from Moi University, Kenya. She is the Founder of Msichana Empowerment Kuria, a women-led community based organization she founded at 19 years old. Her organization reaches more than 100,000 people from her community in rural Kenya. She is passionate about girls’ rights to end poverty and reduce inequality by addressing girls’ education, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, Discrimination & Violence against women and girls. Her Organization partner’s with girls, their communities and stakeholders to advance Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights as Human Rights, build the agency for girls to demand for them through girl-led initiatives and influence policy and investments at all levels. Her passion has earned her recognition both in Kenya and internationally. She has received the 2018 Change Maker award on the SDGs by Goalkeepers supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She had been recognized as one of the most outstanding Top 40 under 40 women in Kenya and named one of the Top 100 most influential Young Africans in 2019. She was awarded the Zuri Award 2017 International women's day leadership award and has spoken at the Closing Plenary of the first ever Global Festival for Ideas on Sustainable Development Goals in Bonn, Germany. She is an alumna of 9th Ewha Global Empowerment Program 2016, a prestigious program that recognizes outstanding women across Asia and Africa in their contribution for women’s empowerment. Spark International recognizes her as a She by Spark* International 2016 Kenyan Change Maker. In 2016 she was named as one of the Emerging Innovators in East Africa by Ashoka Change Makers. Global Citizen has featured her work. She is a Vital Voices Global fellow.