Anne Nderi Brief Bio

Anne is a program manager with the International Commission of Jurists, Kenya Section. Her work focuses on enhancing good governance, the rule of law and Human Rights. Anne has been very instrumental in developing and lobbying for the passage of the Kenya Access to Information Act 2016 as well as developing the OGP National Action plan 2016-2018. She has been involved in Kenya’s Constitutional review process providing technical support to the various organs and institutions involved in the constitutional review process. Anne has been involved in policy and legal reforms providing support to the legislature in analyzing and development of laws and has led a group of civil society organizations that supported the review of Parliamentary Standing Orders under the bicameral system. She has extensive experience in capacity building and training and has recently been involved in training various groups including members of the Kenya County Assemblies and public officials on their legal mandates under the Kenya legal framework. She has also been involved in training various groups including paralegals on various aspects of the constitution and human rights. She has a keen interest in research and has conceptualized and published various publications on human rights and democracy. Anne heads the Freedom of Information Network in Kenya and is a member of the Governing Council of the Africa Freedom of Information Centre. She has experience in Program and project management, resource mobilization and project monitoring.

Anne is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a trained legislative drafter, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Law Society of Kenya. She convenes and heads various civil society organizations in Kenya including the Freedom of information Network, the Parliamentary Initiatives Network and the founded the Rift Valley Freedom of Information Network. Anne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and currently finalizing her Masters in Law Governance and Democracy from the University of Nairobi, a certificate in Africa Human Rights from Comparative Perspectives from the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria and a certificate in Constitution Building in Africa from the Central European University, Hungary.