Dr. Josephine Kibaru-Mbae is the Director General of the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD). NCPD is a Semi-Autonomous State Agency under The Treasury and Ministry of Planning. NCPD is responsible for coordinating the multisectoral implementation of the National Population Policy; Sessional paper No 3 of 2012.   Dr. Mbae has been at the helm of NCPD since February 2014 and has coordinated several key activities among them; The National Survey on Male Involvement in Reproductive Health 2015; The National Adolescent and Youth Survey 2016, The Health Facility Survey 2016; development of a National Roadmap on Demographic Dividend 2017 and the 1st Africa-China Conference on Population and Development in 2017.

Dr. Mbae is responsible for planning, managing and coordinating all the activities of the Council on behalf of the Board. She is responsible for managing all of the Council’s resources and maintaining amicable relationships with Ministries, Donors, NGOs and CSOs involved in population programmes.

Dr Mbae is a Medical Doctor, specialized in Gynecology and Obstetrics and Public Health. She has over 25 years’ experience in the public health sector, with about 20 of these years in Leadership and Management positions at different levels of the health sector in the Republic of Kenya and the region.

Before joining the NCPD in February 2014, Dr.Mbae was the Director General at the East, Central &Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC; Former Commonwealth Regional Secretariat) based in Arusha, Tanzania for four years.

Dr Mbae received the Presidential commendation of the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) for Excellency in 2015.