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ActionAid Kenya Board Chair handover

Elizabeth Wakilo, former ActionAid Kenya Board Chair today did her official hand over to Paul Leringato, current AAK Board Chair. Elizabeth served as AAK Board Chair for 3 years her term coming to an end in August 2016. 

File 35566From left:AAK Board chair-Paul Leringato, AAK Executive Director-Bijay Kumar and AAK former Board Chair -Elizabeth Wakilo

At a meeting held at the AAK offices in Nairobi attended by AAK UAMUZI (Senior Management Team), she reflected on the various challenges and successes that she faced as Board Chair. She encouraged the team to continue working together to create the necessary synergy required to uphold the effective governance of AAK. She also mentioned that working with the Sauti ya Wanawake movement and the citizen’s forum were among key experiences that have impacted her life. Elizabeth continues on in the ActionAid family as an AAK General Assembly member as well as a board member in ActionAid International.

File 35567AAK Board Chair -Paul Leringato

40 years ago, AAK Board Chair Paul Leringato was an AAK sponsored child. In a moving speech, he recounted how the positive experience and mentorship he received within AAK played a significant role in making him the leader he is today. He reiterated the need for the board and UAMUZI to maintain and uphold AAK values and place the interests of communities living in poverty and exclusion at the heart of all of AAK’s work. He pledged to support and serve AAK diligently in the next one year.