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Michelle Fondo



Michelle graduated from the University of Nairobi in 2007. It was while she was studying International Economic Law, East African Community Law and International Human Rights Law when she developed an interest in economic policy and law and how it affects the realization of people's socio-economic rights.

After admission to the bar, Michelle joined civil society working for non-profit making organizations. Working with young people and women in the East African Community gave her the relevant exposure to undertake policy advocacy with policy makers and influencers.

Shortly thereafter, Michelle worked for the Pambazuko Foundation, an organization that focuses on women and youth empowerment for socio-economic political advancement. Michelle also consulted for the Martha Karua presidential campaign until she enrolled for the IELPO programme in May 2012. Working closely with a woman leader accomplished in the field of law formulation and political leadership gave her the insights as to the necessity of political good will towards positive and meaningful development of a country.

Michelle speaks English fluently as well as Kiswahili and has basic knowledge of French.

Michelle is looking forward to learning from the wealth of academia and fellow students' experiences in the IELPO programme. She firmly believes that the Master’s programme will hone her skills and knowledge in economic policy so as to propel her in a career of policy formulation.


Secretaria del Estado de Turismo y Comercio Universitat de Barcelona Departament Economia i Finances de la Generalitat de Catalunya Ajuntament de Barcelona