Senior Officer: Global Platform of Action
Janet joined CAN International in May 2021.
She is a committed advocate and promoter of renewable energy to combat climate change and limit global warming to 1.5°C as well as to contribute to the realization of economic and social rights globally.
She has a rich background as a programmes manager and coordinator, legal practitioner, arbitrator, certified professional mediator and legislative drafter with over 10 years of professional experience. She holds a Masters degree in Energy and Environmental Law from the University of Aberdeen, a certificate in International Human Rights Law from the University of Nottingham, a postgraduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. She is also currently undertaking an MBA at the University of Suffolk.
She has previously undertaken programme management and administration and network coordination in several civil society institutions such as FIDA Kenya, Tanzania Women Lawyers Association, ICJ Kenya, UNDP, UN Women, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, National Gender and Equality Commission and the Association of Women in Energy and Extractives Kenya.
She has also undertaken extensive research, sensitization, capacity building, offered advisory and consultancy services to several clients and communities on renewable energy, as well as drafted energy legislation for some devolved governments in Kenya.
She enjoys doing art and interior design projects, cooking, watching movies, travelling, spending time with friends and family and tending to her garden at home.
She is based in Nairobi, Kenya.