Catherine Bartenge is a Research Assistant at the African Leadership Centre (ALC), Nairobi. She holds an MA in Development Studies from the University of Nairobi, Institute for Development Studies. She also holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree with a major in sociology and a minor in Political Science from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. She is currently working on a research funded by IDRC, “Reframing narratives on state building and peace building in Africa and the role of political settlements” in Kenya in which she is part of the technical team in the ALC Research and Ethics Committee.
Ms. Bartenge has previously worked with Family health International (fhi360) Nuru ya bonde (Rift valley region) Kenya in facilitating programs on empowering the children and youth to exercise their full potential in the society. She has also worked with World vision (2009) in Turkana, Kenya in community-based initiatives such as; community outreaches, advocacy initiatives about human rights especially to women and implementation of projects at the grassroots levels.
Her research interests include;
- Social justice, women’s rights.
- Exclusion and marginalization.
- Peace and conflict resolutions.
- Academics and activism.