Ms. Carolyne Atieno Abong currently serves as the Deputy Secretary of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights she oversees all the programming of the Commission and supervision of Departments heads and regional field offices. She conducts research on human rights issues and advises the Government and Parliament on initiating policy, administrative and other reforms to enhance promotion and protection of human rights in Kenya. She has served as a United Nations Volunteer with the UNDP/Standing Committee on Human Rights and a Research Associate with the Center for Conflict Research in Nairobi, Kenya. Ms. Abong holds a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Nairobi. During her fellowship year, Ms. Abong will focus on human rights, monitoring and evaluation, public policy analysis frameworks, project management, accountability, effectiveness, and civic engagement.