Dr.Regina Mwatha, Chairperson, Commission Administrative Justice (Office of the Ombudsman)

Dr.Regina Mwatha, Chairperson, Commission Administrative Justice (Office of the Ombudsman)

Regina holds a PhD in Sociology and has over 20years’ experience on Gender and Development from University of Reading in Britain. She has served and provided leadership in the public sector as well as regional, and international organisations in various capacities. Currently she is the Ag. Chairperson at the Commission on Administrative Justice (Office of the Ombudsman). This is a constitutional commission in line with Article 59 of the constitution. She is the immediate former chairperson of the National Gender and Development Commission from Dec. 2007 to September 2011. From 2010, upon the promulgation of the constitution, she led a successful nationwide campaign to ensure that Gender and equality matters were separated in to constitutional commission through an Act of parliament to create an independent constitutional commission on Gender and Equality (Gender and Equality Commission Act 2011) Previously Regina worked at Kenyatta University where she combined being a senior lecturer, a researcher and an administrator. As a lecturer she taught and examined undergraduate, master’s as well as PhD students locally and internationally in partnership with Wagenigen University in Netherlands and University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She also has published in refereed journals and book chapters some of which she has edited. She has been the external examiner for Makerere University in gender studies department. As an administrator she rose to the rank of Registrar Administration. She also served as a Gender Specialist at the Department for Policy Management Forum /United Nations Economic Commission for Africa UNECA DPMF. She also served as President of the organisation of social scientists in eastern and southern Africa (OSSREA)