Lucy Mulenkei
Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network

Lucy Mulenkei is a Masaai from Kenya. Ms Mulenkei has many years of experience as a journalist and in community development work, focusing on issues related to reproductive health and rights for women and girls − which are a priority in her organization –  as well as education, environment and development. She has experience in advocacy from the local level to national, regional and international forums and networks, where she brings the international discussions to the local level. As the Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), she has advocated for the recognition and rights of remote Indigenous Peoples, women and girls and for their voices to be heard. She is a graduate in Gender and Development Studies from the University of Nairobi, and has studied journalism, project management, the human rights-based approach, leadership and environment and many other areas. Ms. Mulenkei carries many roles: She is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Indigenous Women Biodiversity Network and an active member or Board member of a number of Indigenous Peoples networks, among them the African Indigenous Women’s Organization, the International Indigenous Women’s Forum and the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity. Ms. Mulenkei was a speaker at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 in a dialogue on progress for indigenous women and girls.