Lizz is a strategic communications, advocacy, and policy specialist with extensive experience gained within several roles in the public, private and international development sectors spanning over 16 years. Lizz is currently the Global Communication Director at Amref Health Africa where she leads and mentors a capable communications team responsible for program communications, institutional messaging, thought leadership and offers strategic guidance for Africa Europe and North America communication teams. Lizz is also a Steering Member of the Africa Public Health Risk Communication & Engagement Committee appointed by Africa CDC and WHO-AFRO and she is also a steering member of the Zero Malaria Campaign Coalition (ZMCC) appointed by the Ministry of Health Kenya. In August 2020, Lizz self-published and released her first book about youth and leadership, titled #YouthCan; an anthology of powerful, inspiring, and challenging stories from youths breaking barriers across 22 African countries. She also runs the Lizz Ntonjira Network, a platform that provides innovative, engaging, interactive and tailored training and coaching for the youth. Lizz is committed to changing the African narrative by showcasing compelling stories that reflect Africa’s development agenda. For her work, she has received various international and national awards and accolades. Lizz holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, a post graduate Professional Diploma in Public Relations from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in the UK, and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from Strathmore Business School. She is also a Public Policy Management Fellow from Virginia Commonwealth University in the US, and a recipient of former US President Barack Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (2015).