Karen Rono works with Development Initiatives based in the Nairobi office, her role covers the East African region. She has over five years experience in research and training which has included working in the fields of statistics, economic and social development, Poverty, humanitarian assistance and finance. Her day to day work involves data analysis both of financial and non financial (demographic and socio economic as well as policy analysis) nature and translating the analysis findings into key messages that inform decisions. She believes access to knowledge and information is a key tool in building knowledgeable communities. Karen has also had a stint at teaching economics at the university.