Abdul Agukoh serves as a youth technical specialist in the Youth Practice supporting the She’s GREAT project.
He originally joined IREX in 2015 to work on the Africa-based activities of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, particularly the practicums, mentorships, regional conferences, regional advisory boards, and the Fellow Grants.
After returning to IREX in July 2018, Abdul was the project focal person in East and Central Africa. In this role, he reviewed the practicum stipends for the Fellowship in Sub-Saharan Africa, leading to cost savings and contributing to effective partner management through enhancing relationships with over 60 strategic partners across the region.
Prior to joining IREX, Abdul worked for Plan International Kenya, where he organized and facilitated engagement forums, dialogue sessions, and workshops with stakeholders to promote rights and accountability for women and girls on sexual reproductive health. He also worked for Chemonics, where he successfully developed, implemented, and closed out 20 grants worth $300,000 within a year in a fast-paced and challenging environment in Kenya.
Abdul received his BA in sociology in 2010 and an MA in project planning and management from the Nairobi University in 2016. He speaks Swahili.