Program Director, Ripples International
Mercy Chidi Ogbonna is the award-winning co-founder and programme director of Ripples International, an NGO based in Meru, Kenya. Drawing on 17 years of experience at international humanitarian organisations, she runs programmes related to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, abandoned babies and orphans and the rehabilitation of female survivors of sexual abuse, child marriage and female genital mutilation. Under her leadership, RI has expanded, attracting funding from local and international donors and it is recognised as one of the most effective programmes in the region. She also speaks at international conferences, serves on numerous boards and mentors young female leaders.