interested in kenyan, african and global development issues particularly those related and relevant to gender, women, youth and development assistance. the organizational gender department is at the infant stage and needs to develop to be in a position to meet women's empowerment needs in kenya. gender based violence, HIV/Aids, poverty, hunger and inequality are key issues in the country. as a gender officer, i hope to identify gender specific needs of the communities and translate this to situations and seek development funds to enable women girls and youth grow into self sustaining constituencies in kenya. this will have a great impact in the socio-economic and political nationbuilding side of the development.