Lizz Ntonjira 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. In her current role at WomeLift Health, Lizz leads and implements WomenLift Health’s communications and engagement strategy across the world with an initial focus in Africa, South Asia, and North America. Lizz has been pivotal in transforming brand perception, developing internal and external communication strategies, resource mobilization, media management, stakeholder mapping and engagement, policy facilitation, and has led in numerous public/private partnership dialogues in her various capacities over the decade. Lizz has received a myriad of awards and recognitions throughout her tenure, and in August 2020, Lizz self-published and released her first book about youth and leadership, titled #YouthCan; an anthology of powerful and inspiring stories from youths breaking barriers across 22 African countries.
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 University. 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).