Anne Nderi Gitonga heads the Governance Programme. She has over 8 years’ work experience and was deeply involved in Kenya’s constitutional review process. She is currently involved in policy and legal reforms initiatives geared towards promoting democracy and good governance in Kenya and the region. She has worked with the legislature and civil society organizations on legislative analysis and development. She convenes and heads various civil society organizations in Kenya, including the Freedom of Information Network (FOI) and the Parliamentary Initiatives Network (PIN). She is the founder of the Rift Valley Freedom of Information Network and vice chair of the Africa Freedom of Information Center (AFIC).
Anne is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Nairobi and a post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. She is currently finalizing her Masters in Law in Governance and Democracy from the University of Nairobi. She holds certificates in Africa Human Rights from Comparative Perspectives from the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria and in Constitution Building in Africa from the Central European University, Hungary. She is a trained legislative drafter, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Law Society of Kenya.