Hon. Anne Amadi,CBS is the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary and advocate of the High Court of Kenya since 1989. Previously, she practiced law privately in Mombasa (1997-2003) after serving as a magistrate in the Kenyan Judiciary for six years from 1991 and 1997.
Until May, 2008, she was the Deputy Executive Director and Head of Litigation with the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Kenya, a leading women’s rights organization in Kenya whose core business is the provision of legal aid services to indigent women. As Head of Litigation, she managed all the affairs of the organization’s three legal aid clinics in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa and provided leadership to all the teams in the organization. Other duties included project planning, supervision of programme implementation, conceptualization and coordination of research activities, proposal writing for fundraising and report writing. A core aspect of this position required strategic collaboration with Like minded organizations and in the process, she interacted gainfully with partners in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, South Africa, Ethiopia, the Gambia, the United States of America, the Netherlands, Austria and the United Kingdom.
She is the former National Coordinator of the National Legal Aid and Awareness Programme in Kenya. This is a programme under the Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs, designed to improve access to justice for the poor, marginalized and vulnerable in society she was in charge of setting up all the structures of the programme, with a view to designing a proposed national legal aid scheme for Kenya, based on experiences of six pilot projects run by the programme. Other duties included project planning, supervision of programme implementation, creating and maintaining partnerships as well as monitoring and evaluation of the programme.
She also trains and practices Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), mediation in particular. She has excellent report production skills, vast experience in strategic planning, Results Based Management (RBM), research coordination, the Human Rights Based Approach to Programming (HRBAP) and application of participatory techniques, project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. She is self-motivated, creative, with great communication, management and organizational skills.