Esther Muiruri

Branch Foal Person, Kenya Red Cross, Kenyan/Kenya
Esther Muiruri
Branch Foal Person, Kenya Red Cross, Kenyan/Kenya

Esther is a graduate student of the University of Nairobi, taking a master’s degree course in environmental planning and management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in geography environmental studies and sociology. She has had a great experience in leadership and sustainable development having worked with the United Nations, local government, and other stakeholders in inter-governmental negotiations facilitated by the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth, Kenyan government and other stakeholders. Esther has gained positive experience in policy and advocacy as well as design and implementation in disaster risk reduction, the new urban agenda and humanitarian action.

Esther is a founder and the current chairperson of Gold Ribbon Initiative, a youth-led NGO committed to advocating for the well-being of children living with cancer.  She currently works at the Kenya Red Cross as a branch focal lead working on DRR, humanitarian action and with youths.

In 2015, she was awarded the Volunteer for Humanity award by the Kenya Red Cross and emerging community champion by United Nations Habitat in 2016 for her great work in humanitarian action. In 2017, she was recognised with the volunteer youth award by the Kenya Red Cross.





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