#WhereLeadersAreMade: Pauline Nkatha

Ms. Pauline Nkatha Laibon is Meru County’s Director of External Partnerships and Affairs in the Governor’s office. She has 10 years’ experience in partnership building, fundraising and event management. In her position, Pauline serves in the Meru Vision 2040 delivery Secretariat for the next three years appointed and gazetted by Meru County Governor H.E. Hon. Kiraitu Murungi as part of the team to deliver Meru Vision 2040.

Prior this, she coordinated the process of developing the Meru Twaweza Program for the County First Lady and the Meru Economic and Social Council as the secretary to the management steering committee of the Council chaired by Amb. Francis Muthaura. She also served in the steering committee of the 1st successful Mt. Kenya Mountain Running championship held in Meru County in February 2020 to raise funds to construct a Cancer Center in the County.

Prior to joining the County Government, Pauline was the Resource Mobilization and Partnership manager for KANCO (formerly known as the Kenya Aids NGO’s Consortium), a membership health NGO established in the early 1990s in Kenya with operations in the Eastern Africa Region with a focus on health advocacy and or implementing health programs.

Before joining KANCO in August 2016, Pauline worked at USIU-Africa as the Internship coordinator under the School of Science and Technology; the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and in the Admissions Department as a Financial Aid Assistant. During her time at the university, she was also part of the Graduation Committee, in addition to being a member of the team who handled the inauguration event of the current Vice Chancellor, Prof. Paul Zeleza.

Pauline holds an Executive Master’s Degree in Management and Organizational Development (EMOD) and a degree in International Relations from USIU-Africa.

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