Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu is a Kenyan armed conflict analyst and mediator, educator and author. Ms. Nderitu has won several awards recognizing her commitment to peaceful resolution of conflicts throughout Africa and innovative approach to mediation.
She is a member of the African Union’s Network of African Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation (Fem-Wise), a member of the Women Waging Peace Network, a member of the Community Voices for Peace and Pluralism and is also a columnist with the East African Newspaper.
Ms. Nderitu served as a Commissioner of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission in Kenya and was one of the founders and first co-chair of Uwiano Platform for Peace, a conflict prevention agency that uses mobile technology to encourage citizens to report indicators of violence, linking early warning to early response.
Ms. Nderitu was the lead mediator in a peace process involving 29 ethnic communities in Kaduna State that led to the signing of the Kafanchan Peace Declaration. She was the lead mediator in a peace process involving 56 ethnic communities leading to the Southern Plateau Inter-Communal Peace Declaration in Southern Plateau, Nigeria.
She is a member of the Kenya National Committee on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and all Forms of Discrimination. She sits on the Boards of the Life and Peace Institute and Act! – Act, Change, Transform. As an international leader in a male-dominated field, Ms. Alice Nderitu has been an advocate of women inclusion in various international forums and has contributed to reports on the issue.