Bernice Apondi is a drug policy and human rights advocate from Kenya. Ms. Apondi has worked as a consultant in East Africa in the areas of Drug policy, harm reduction and HIV for people who use drugs since 2007. Currently she is the advisor for Research and Policy at VOCAL- Kenya. Bernice has been credited with creating and supporting National networks of people who use drugs in Eastern Africa. Previously, she worked as researcher for the Africa Mental Health Foundation and America Centers for disease control (CDC) in Nairobi. Ms. Apondi holds a Master’s degree in Sociology, a Bachelor Degree in psychology and communication and a Diploma in Counseling from the University of Nairobi.