Liz Guantai holds a Master of Laws from the University of Cape Town and a Post-graduate qualification in Human Rights Law and Sustainable Development from the University of Antwerp. She is a Development Specialist from Nairobi, Kenya whose career reflects a track record of protecting vulnerable people and advocacy for access to social-economic rights. She been significantly involved in working with movement Organisations notably INERELA+ Kenya in the promotion of human rights, ending Gender Based Violence and access to justice. Liz was selected as a UN Women Global Champion for Women Economic Empowerment in 2015 and a Women Deliver Young Leader in 2020 following her contribution to the rights of women and girls in Kenya. Among the achievements recognized was her role in leading a community outreach and social media campaign in May 2020 on access to menstrual health for disadvantaged girls during the covid-19 pandemic.
She currently supports programs in economic empowerment, peacebuilding and security in Kenya and the Africa Great Lakes Region. She is passionate about writing. She contributes to Ananke and Girls Globe Magazines on human rights and gender equality issues. Liz is also a Global South staff partner for the US-based Social Movement Technologies, where she offers her services by training and campaign support of social movement organisations to build progressive power in the digital age. She is an alumni of the African Presidential Leadership Program and has been recognised as a youth leader.