Kizito Wasike Mukhwana
Social Behavior Change, Community Services, Youth and Gender

Kizito Wasike Mukhwana is a Senior Technical Officer, Strategic Behavior Change Communication and Community Services supporting implementation of integrated FP/RMNCAH Nutrition and WASH in Baringo/Nakuru Counties and team lead for GSK in the consortium. He is a Behavioral Scientist with over 15 years of experience working with International and Local NGOs as a Behavior Change Communications, Community Services and AYSRH expert.

As the STO Strategic Behavior Change Communication and Community Services, he provides strategic thinking, guidance, and support at county level, in promoting healthy behaviors related to FP/RMNACH, WASH and Nutrition. He works with partners to co-create and implement locally informed solutions to complex health problems. He also works with other project teams and relevant government agencies, technical working groups, youth groups and other community based organizations to create demand for reproductive health services and mobilize youth to obtain those services from public and private facilities as well as community based agents. Kizito coordinates effective networking & collaboration within and beyond communities within Afya Uzazi project implementation sites for learning and leveraging on youth and adolescent health and development. He works closely with the respective County MoH, MoE, Department of Gender and Youth to further create linkages for youth programming, interventions, and services. He works with key county and sub county stakeholders -to develop guidelines and policies that facilitates implementation and adoption of healthy behaviors related to FP/RMNCAH, WASH and Nutrition. He works with other project staff and partners to utilize data in solution design and concept testing, including developing and organizing capacity building activities related to behavior change for FP/RMNCAH, WASH and Nutrition. He contributes to development of thematic communication strategies and takes lead in implementing multimedia and community level activities that lead to strengthened awareness and demand for services. He promotes and supports the documentation and dissemination of best practices among project teams and partners. This included preparation of presentations, briefs, and articles for presentations. In collaboration with MERL team, lead the development and strengthening of community health

information system including periodic data quality reviews and dissemination and utilization of data collection, reporting and referral tools.

Kizito holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi.