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Agnetta Nyalita

Agnetta Nyalita is a young African woman and an ardent promoter of volunteerism. She is currently the Africa Regional Representative to the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) Board. Nyalita has been an active member of IAVE since 2009 and previously served as the female Youth representative for IAVE’s board of directors from 2014-2016. She is currently the Director of Diaspora Affairs, Internships and Volunteerism Programs at the County Government in Kenya. She has helped the Kenyan Government in formulating the National Volunteer Policy and currently supports and guides regional bodies and local governments establish necessary laws and policies geared towards achievement of the SDGs. In her earlier years, Nyalita established the Partnership for growth Foundation (PFGF), a non-profit organisation which works in rural Kenya to address livelihoods and education challenges with one of the key achievements being the setting up of rural community library. As a founder and patron of the Itaava Development Youth Group (IDYG), she has been promoting of community service, international youth exchange programs, responsible leadership and cohesion amongst young vulnerable people. Nyalita previously served as the Social Enterprise Manager at the Kenya Girl Guide Association (KGGA). She was also the Programs Coordinator at the National Volunteer Network Trust (NAVNET), National Coordinator of the Volunteer Involving Organizations (VIO) Network. Nyalita was awarded the Kianda Foundation Social Transformation Award in 2011. She holds a masters degree in business administration (MBA). She loves cycling, hiking, reading, farming and playing football.