Dr Jane Marie Ong’olo works at the African Union Commission as a drug control expert, heading the drug control and crime prevention programme. She coordinates policy action with African Union member states in the development and implementation of balanced and integrated response towards drug control in Africa.

She is a social development specialist with cross functional skills in management of technical co-operation and development programmes in a variety sectors such as governance, protection, social justice, and drug control and crime prevention. In this regard, she has contributed to policy development in drug demand reduction, harm reduction and HIV prevention among drug users in Africa.

Dr Jane Marie has diverse experience having previously worked for the Government of Kenya, local and international development organizations and the United Nations, specifically, International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

She is passionate about social justice and in this regard diligently pursues policy advocacy in all her spheres of work, such as in improving access to evidence-based drug treatment services