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Esther Mbatha

Vice Chairperson, Youth Council for Cultural Heritage, Kenya National Commission for UNESCO, Nairobi, Kenya

Esther Mbatha is the elected vice chairperson of the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO, Youth Council for Culture and Heritage. She lives in Nairobi, Kenya, where she was born, schooled and raised. She has successfully championed the establishment of the Directorate of Culture, Music and Arts within the County Government where she is county culture officer. Her goal is to use the theatre for public participation model to apply the arts as a catalyst for social change. Previously, she volunteered as climate change liaison officer on a USAID FIRM project in her community in Makueni County. In the future, she intends to also apply film for development as another approach in addressing pertinent issues in the society. Her passion for the arts motivated her to pursue undergraduate studies in theatre arts and film technology.

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