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Suzanne Kidenda

Position: Program Associate, Kenya
Suzanne Kidenda

Suzanne Kidenda provides logistical and programmatic support for the Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones in Kenya. She aids in the design, initiation, implementation, and monitoring of program activities in Kenya. She also manages the advancement of mental health and psycho-social projects related to the program, and provides support in capacity development for partners and service providers through provision of resources, trainings, and workshops. She works with the larger Kenya team to strengthen cross-sectoral coordination and collaboration through local networks, and participates in advocacy processes.

Prior to joining PHR, Kidenda worked with the Coalition on Violence against Women as a psychologist and program associate. She provided assistance to and advocated for the rights of vulnerable demographics such as children, women, refugees, intellectually challenged persons, sexual- and gender- based violence survivors, victims of torture, persons living with HIV/AIDS, and prisoners.

Kidenda holds a post-graduate degree in development studies from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and a BA in psychology from the United States International University in Nairobi. She is fluent in Swahili.