Stephen Jalenga Mbaka

Stephen Jalenga’s background is in: youth and gender issues such as addressing gender-based violence in schools, youth radicalization, youth crime and drugs, and youth reproductive health issues; population and demographic issues; rural development programs; monitoring and evaluation; and disaster management. 

He is currently the Head of Youth and Gender Mainstreaming in the Ministry of Education, Kenya. Stephen has participated in numerous publications, such as Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Schools, and National Youth Empowerment Strategy, Ministry of Public Service, Youth, and Gender Affairs, Kenya. Recent programs and projects that Stephen has implemented include STEM Mentorship Programs for Girls in Kenya; Psycho-Social Support Training during post COVID period for staff and learners; Training of Education Officers on Gender-Based Violence; Sensitization of officers on HIV and Substance Abuse; and Development of Guidelines on sexual and gender-based violence in schools. Stephen holds a Master of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of Nairobi, and a postgraduate in Population and Development from the Institute of Social Studies-The Hague, The Netherlands.