Pamela Mallinga

Global Head of Impact

Based in Nairobi

Pamela joined Girl Effect in 2021. As Global Head of Impact, Pamela ensures a grounded focus on evidence to action across the programme life cycle. She advises teams across all of Girl Effect's geographies, guiding our country teams and new markets of interest from conception to implementation, promoting cross-country learning, and ensuring that results and learning are meaningfully communicated within Girl Effect and the wider sector.


Pamela is an epidemiologist by training, having received her MPH from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She started her career off as a researcher at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, and later at the Rwanda country office. Much of her career has been focused in the African Great Lakes Region, and additionally West and East Africa covering several areas including HIV Prevention and Treatment, Gender Based Violence, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Health Communications during the most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic Of Congo. Over the last five years she has increasingly focused on the application of user facing digital and mobile technologies to drive behavior change.