Secretary of the Board /
Elizabeth Missokia has been an activist in the education sector for a long time. She has a BA in sociology and an MA in economy and social development. She conducted many researches when she worked with Care International from 1996 to 2004. Subsequently she joined USAID as gender expert. She now uses this experience in developing HakiElimu, an organisation that she has been involved with in more than 10 years being one of its founding members. In 2007 she was appointed the Executive Director of HakiElimu and challenges other women to believe in themselves and stand up for their rights. However, she admits that the prevailing culture and traditions constrain most women from contributing fully to the development of this country. Regarding the role of women in politics, Ms Missokia says it is not essential that women be favoured in reaching the 50-50 per cent representation in Parliament. What matters are their merit.