Special Adviser of the Secretary-General
on the Prevention of Genocide

Portrait of Alice Wairimu Nderitu
Alice Wairimu Nderitu
UN Photo/Manuel Elías

Alice Wairimu Nderitu

Alice Wairimu Nderitu of Kenya is the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Ms. Nderitu is a recognized voice in the field of peacebuilding and violence prevention, having led as mediator and senior adviser in reconciliation processes.  She served as Commissioner of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission in Kenya, as well as Founding Member and co-Chair of the Uwiano Platform for Peace, a prevention agency linking early warning to early response.  She was also one of the founders of Community Voices for Peace and Pluralism, a network of African women professionals preventing, transforming and solving violent, ethnic, racial and religious conflicts worldwide. Widely published, she is the recipient of awards recognizing her commitment to peaceful conflict transformation throughout Africa and her innovative approach to mediation.

Previous Special Advisers

  • Adama Dieng (2012-2020)
  • Francis Deng (2007-2012)
  • Juan Méndez (2004-2007)