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Rebecca Waweru
University Lecturer , St Paul's University,Education
Nairobi, Kenya
Social and Child Protection (SP, CP), Social Development (SD), Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI / GSI), Community Development (community based, led, managed and driven (CDD), asset based (ABCD), right based, participatory development and sustainable development), Community and Child Health, Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA)specialist with more than 17 years experience in East Africa.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
A highly experienced and devoted multi approach and strategy community, social development and protection specialist with over 17 years’ experience working in Africa (Kenya, Uganda, The Sudan and The Republic of South Sudan).I hold a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Development Studies (Community Development), Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree (Sociology), Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) (Community Based Development), Diploma in Project Management (on-going) and Diploma in Community Psychology (on-going).

Specific expertise are in the thematic areas of Community Development (community based, community led, community managed, community driven (CDD), asset based (ABCD), right based, participatory development, sustainable development), Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI / GSI), Social Protection (SP), Social Development (SD), Community and Child Health, Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA), Food Security and HIV vaccine research among other specialties.

Specifically skilled in community and stakeholder mobilization, engagement and liaison, project management, needs assessment, field activities management, partnerships building, networking, advocacy and representation, among others
Master of Arts in Development Studies (Community Development specialization)Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree (Sociology), Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) (Community Based Development) and is currently undertaking Diplomas in Project Management and Community Psychology respectively.
Affiliations and Achievements:
1. Integral Mission: An Overview of Four Models and Its Role in Development Link:

2. Decision Making in Community Driven Development: Whose Opinions Count in What? Link:

3. Collective Action in Community Driven Development Who acts in what activities and in which stages? Link:,-issue-ii,-march-2015.html

4. Factors Which Promote Community Participation in the Community Driven Development Approach Link:,-issue-v,-march-2015.html

5. Authentic Community Development: Principles and Fundamentals Link:,-issue-v,-march-2015.html

6. Community Involvement: Who sits on which wheels in the Community Driven Development Approach? Link:

7. Local Institutions in Community Driven Development ‘Makeshift’ or ‘Organic’: Link:,-issue-vi,-may-2015.html

Child Protection Minimum Standards Working Group
The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG)
Global Social Service Workforce Alliance
Case Management Interest Group
Advocacy and Outreach Interest Group
Supervision and the Social Service Workforce Interest Group

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
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