Rachel Sittoni has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Nairobi. Rachel has diverse experience working with girls and young women, particularly from rural areas in Kenya. It is through this experience that she developed an interest in Women rights and women's empowerment, in governance, particularly in the area of peace and security.
Before joining the fellowship, Rachel was working at the African Leadership Centre as a Programmes Assistant. Rachel was responsible for the Fellowship Administration including disseminating announcements, organizing and coordinating various logistics for the fellowship program in Nairobi. Additionally, Rachel helped in steering events planning and the preparation for training sessions, workshops and Conferences of the ALC.
Rachel was also involved in the ALC research and writing which involved attending mentoring and training programs and seminars at the ALC, undertaking specific research on relevant issues dealing with Peace and Security in Africa.
Gender in governance, peace and security
Conflict Early Warning in Africa and particularly in the Horn of Africa