Natalie Robi Tingo has more than three years’ experience in the non-profit sector and holds a B.A in Economics from Moi University, Kenya. She is the Founder of Msichana Empowerment Kuria. An organization she founded at 19 years old.
Her organization reaches more than 30,000 people from her community in Southern Kenya with End Female Genital Mutilation, education, human rights, youth, and women empowerment programs. Her belief in ending all forms of violence against women and girls, through involving youth creative ideas in solving social problems prompted her to develop youth led programs that are ensuring the organization achieves its goals. In 2015 she was selected for the Accountability Advocate project for Sustainable Development Goals with Restless Development Youth Power Global Campaign and developed a national accountability framework, a blueprint that young people will use in their communities to monitor the implementation of the sustainable development goals. In the better half of 2015, she was selected to be a youth participant in the first African Union Conference on Ending Child Marriages in Lusaka Zambia.
She is a 9th Ewha Global Empowerment Program 2016 alumni a prestigious program that recognizes outstanding women across Asia and Africa in their contribution for women empowerment. Spark International recognizes her as a She by Spark* International 2016 Kenyan Change Maker. In 2016 she was selected as one of the 265 Women Deliver Global Youth Scholars to represent their respective countries in Denmark in the 4th Global Women Deliver Conference on women and girls. In the better half of 2016, she was named as one of the Emerging Innovators in East Africa by Ashoka Changemakers in the Ashoka America Express Leadership program. Global Citizen has featured her work twice in innovation in education and Ending Female Genital Cutting and in her community.