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Yvonne Khamati

Ambassador Yvonne Khamati

Deputy Head of Mission, Kenyan Embassy in Somalia


Born in Kenya

She is the youngest ambassador that Kenya has ever had and is now Kenya’s head of Chancery and deputy permanent representative to the Kenya Mission to the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON). UNON comprises all UN offices in Nairobi plus UNEP and UN-HABITAT.

Contact details

Yvonnekhamati@yahoo.co.uk


Web presence

Business Address

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Deputy Head of Mission | The Kenyan Embassy, Somalia | The Kenya Government
2012 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence

She is also Head of Chancery


Summit Board Member | AFC Leopards
Nairobi, Kenya | 2004 - present

Sport and Recreation

AFC Leopards is a Kenyan Football club in the current Football League. The summit board oversees management of the club, employment of technical and training bench and helps fundraise for club sponsorship and ensures remuneration for team players. The Chairman of the Summit is the Speaker of the Kenya National Assembly, Hon. Kenneth Marende


Chairman | Youth Technical Committee | NEPAD
2003 - present

Social Development and Community Services



Chairman | Committee of Permanent Representatives | UN-Habitat

Social Development and Community Services


Previous Position(s)

Deputy Permanent Representative | Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kenya to United Nations office in Nairobi | The Kenya Government
Nairobi, Kenya | 2008 - 2012

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Research Fellow | Sustainable Development and Foord Policy Division | United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
2004 - 2006

Social Development and Community Services


Assistant Organising Secretary | FORD-Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya | 2001 - 2006

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Educational history

Secondary

Stretford Grammar School, Manchester, UK, Stretford, United Kingdom (1998)
Buile Hill High, Salford, United Kingdom
St Christopher’s School, Nairobi, Kenya
Peponi School, Nairobi, Kenya

Tertiary

University of Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya

Diploma in sociology and criminology

United States International University

Nairobi, Kenya

Course in international relations

American World University

BA in Counselling psychology

American World University

MA in Counselling Psychology

Achievements

Other Achievements

Ambassador

President Kibaki appointed her as ambassador in May 2007 she was all of 25 years old! This automatically qualified her as the youngest envoy ever in Kenya and the whole of Africa in this era.
(The youngest-ever ambassador from Africa was Salim Salim of Zanzibar, who was appointed ambassador to UN at 22 in the 1970s.)

Kyoto Protocol

Speaking about the environment and climate change issues to several world leaders and heads of states at he age of 17

Activities

Memberships

Nepad youth technical committee

Chairman

Africa Youth Forum

Member

AFC Leopards

Summit Member

World Youth Organisation on Climate Change

Member

community

Ngumbulu Secondary School, Yumbuni and Our Lady Queen of Peace primary school

Sponsor

The youthful diplomat pays school fees and buys scholastic materials for several children in different primary and Setondary schools.

“I pay fees for a total of 11 children in Ngumbulu Secondary School in Katangi, Yatta, and at Yumbuni and Our Lady of Queen of Peace primary schools.”

Mentor

Gives talks on leadership, career development and human rights to girls at secondary schools.

“Only those who have been helped can speak for themselves on how it has changed their lives, but I know that it has blessed me, for it is far better to give than to receive. The Bible, in Philippians 2:4, says ‘Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others’.”

CRADLE (The Children Foundation)

Mentor

Kilele Foundation

Supporter

Distributes dry food to help keep children of school-going age at school.

Other Activities

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