Singer/Songwriter, Producer, YouTuber and Disabilities Consultant
I write music to deflate stereotypes and historical exclusions with my voice.
I lead and consult on projects surrounding universal design and accessibility best
practices in order to achieve inclusive transport and infrastructure. With a focus on how SDG 10 (reduced inequalities)
and STG 11 (sustainable cities and communities) disproportionately affects PWDs.
I facilitate corporate ‘Diversity, Equality and Inclusion’ workshops that address
unconscious biases and entrenched prejudices by employers towards persons with disabilities.
I teach personal development through thought provoking speaking engagements.
My YouTube vlog ‘Blind Girl Manenos’ and “Ability Show” edu-tains audiences on matters PWD
to demystify disability and break through societal barriers.
I seek to raise awareness on the importance of accessible cities, celebrate diversity and push for access to independence and equal opportunities for all
people regardless of their ability or disability. I realized that my visual impairment was for a greater purpose: to demonstrate that diversity is beautiful,
strong and right. I hope to serve as a seminal case study to others on the front lines of social justice.
Policy Analyst at Social Sector Department, KIPPRA.
Dr. Eldah Onsomu is a Principal Policy Analyst at Social Sector Department, Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA). She is a researcher in socio-economic issues including education, inclusivity of Persons with Disabilities in socioeconomic activities, public financial management, labour markets, inequalities, poverty, gender and social protection.
Dr. Rose Ngugi
Executive Director of the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)
Dr. Rose Ngugi is the Executive Director of the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA). She is involved in providing technical guidance and capacity building on policy and strategy formulation to the Government of Kenya and other stakeholders, with the overall aim of contributing to the achievement of national development goals. Before then, she was a Senior Advisor in the Office of Executive Director, Africa Group 1, International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C. Dr. Ngugi been a member of Central Bank of Kenya, Monetary Policy Committee and has vast teaching experience in the University of Nairobi, School of Economics.
Dr. Ngugi has published widely. Her research interests are in public policy, financial sector, investments, reforms and institutional issues. She holds a PhD from Business School Birmingham University, UK specializing in Financial Markets, Masters and Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.