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Faith Mwangi-Powell

Chief Executive Officer, Girls Not Brides

As Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell is responsible for catalysing the Girls Not Brides Partnership strategy and ensuring that the Secretariat is supportive and responsive to the broader movement for change. Faith is responsible for inspiring and developing a high-performing team to ensure that Girls Not Brides can fulfil its mission, live its values and deliver against its goals and targets.

Faith formerly served as Global Director for The Girl Generation, an initiative working to galvanize the Africa-led movement to end FGM. Faith is a public health expert and senior manager of complex public health programs in Africa with more than 20 years’ experience in leading, managing and implementing health programmes. Her experience includes working as the founding Executive Director of the African Palliative Care Association and supporting palliative care global advocacy and services development in over 20 African countries.

Faith holds a master’s degree in population policies and programs from Cardiff University, Wales, and a doctorate in women’s economic development and fertility behavior from the University of Exeter, England.