Nice Nailantei Leng’ete


Founder of Nice Place

Nice Nailantei Leng’ete is a Kenyan human rights activist, advocating for an alternative rite of passage for girls in Africa and campaigning to stop female genital mutilation or cutting. Through her work with Amref Health Africa, she has saved an estimated 15,000 girls from undergoing genital mutilation and being forced into childhood marriages.

Some of the prizes Leng’ete has won include:

  • BBC Outlook Inspirations Award
  • Annemarie Madison Prize
  • Women Deliver Young Leader
  • TIME 100 Most Influential 2018
  • 100 Most Influential Young Africans of 2018
  • Inspirational Woman of the Year Award

Prof. Joachim Osur


Chairperson of Board of Directors

Prof. Joachim Osur is Technical Director of Amref Health Africa. He is Dean: School of Medical Sciences at Amref International University Associate, where he is also Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health. Osur is a public-health, reproductive-health and sexual-medicine specialist with a wealth of experience in health programming in the African context. He has contributed immensely in strengthening health systems, developing health policy and developing health- delivery models that have impacted thousands of lives in various countries in Africa. Among others, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery, a Master’s Degree in Public Health and a PhD in Reproductive Health. He is a member of the American College of Sexologists and a fellow of the European Committee on Sexual Medicine.


Dirkje Jansen


Director

Dirkje Jansen spearheads Amref Flying Doctors’ Programmes Department in the Netherlands. As part of the management team, she is responsible for the quality of the programmes, large-donor relations and fundraising appeals (working with an annual budget of €23-million). Jansen is the co-founder of De Premiére, a foundation that advances female participation in political leadership, with the aim of generating the first female prime minister in the Netherlands. She is a fellow of the Marshall Memorial Fund and an independent expert panelist for the humanitarian Aurora Prize.


Muvirimi Kupara


Director

Muvirimi Kupara is the founder of Auzano Capital and is an Africa-orientated investor with a focus on early stage or mis-priced assets in African economies. Auzano achieves its vision by taking a semi-active ownership role in its portfolio of companies and creates value by partnering with management teams in order to improve strategic, operational and financial performance. Kupara has worked with various arms of the United Nations in legislative advocacy and economic inclusion, in Australia, Eastern Europe and Africa.


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