Igniting potential in people
We work with networks of leaders to transform communities into vital partners.
As a Community-Based Organization, we provide new opportunities to develop life-long skills by making intentional and ambitious commitments to drive transformation by tackling complex problems, with trusted and independent community partners; to create a world that is more peaceful and equitable by using empathy and understanding to shape new approaches for sustainability.
The issues that we care about most influence our work. We partner with leading stakeholders to achieve new initiatives, collaborations, and solutions. Empathy and understanding is needed to solve issues like conflict and governance, food insecurity and extreme poverty, climate change, and environmental sustainability.
CONFLICT & GOVERNANCE
Leadership & Integrity
Preventing Violent Extremism
Women, Youth & Equity
FOOD & INCLUSIVE GROWTH
Overcoming severe poverty through inclusive agricultural restructuring, supporting in the development of Africa's food systems
CLIMATE & NATURE
How can the informal economy contribute to beneficial soil and water climate solutions?
Meet The Team
Meet our skilled team of leadership advisors, researchers and coaches. There's a reason behind our outstanding partner retention rate. We're intrigued. We're energized. Above all, we care about the communities' we work with and the job we perform for them.
Jamal Abdallah Kidyogo
He is a public intellectual, lawyer and a social scientist. He is also a research, network and learning expert. He is a versatile and experienced development professional with comprehensive African based experience of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and in developing internationally significant policy based interventions. He has worked in senior level with CSOs to develop and launch policy-based interventions.
Ibrahim Kennedy Premji
He is a recognized youth Influencer, CVE and conflict expert. He is also an expert on gender, peacebuilding, educationist, and development issues. He has provided strategic advice and carried our research, assessment, evaluation and audit work for agencies and companies.
Ali Ali Mwamadzunga
He is a well-disciplined development finance manager with over six years’ experience in finance, banking, ICT and financial literacy in Kwale and Mombasa counties. He has vast experience in monitoring and evaluation, participatory public planning process, institutional strengthening, alternative dispute resolution, gender and social inclusion analysis.
Communications & Dissemination Lead
Hassan has more than 10 years’
experience in leadership, accounts, film, operations and communications. He is passionate about developing and executing the strategy that will provide the foundation and stability for the organization to lead the innovation agenda and drive the innovation conversation in East Africa, with experience in digital communications and operations which develops and executes the digital strategies for the SMC on transparency, accountability and developing partners.
Amina Hassan Mwafrika
Amina executes the digital strategies working on transparency, accountability, financial literacy and in the mining sector. Her focus is on youth empowerment, with a network of over 150 youth hubs in Kenya. She brings to the team expertise in
technology, social tradership and innovation. She also heads our partnerships and growth strategy to bring the highest levels of authenticity and value to professionalism.
A public sector professional in the area of Civil & Structural Engineering and entrepreneurship development. Jasso is a Muaythai enthusiast. A skilled monitoring and evaluation expert, trained on violence extremism, sexual reproductive health, education, access to employability, economic empowerment, leadership and governance. Also skilled in mentoring and coaching of groups on wealth creation through construction and real-estate and entrepreneurial skills.
Heidi Oronda Munia
Heidi Mumia is a public sector professional with extensive experience and interest in Public Policy, Governance and Local Economic Development. She currently works in the field of Correctional Services in Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government State Department for Correctional Services in the Republic of Kenya. She is an alumna of the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa and The Hague Academy for Local Governance. She participated in the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) program. Heidi brings on board at advisory level strength in policy and governance.
Anne Rose Maua
Anne leads the Uzalendo Initiative as the ED; with programs that examine and make recommendations for the
improvement of pan-Africanism and policy in East Africa. She sets the organization's vision and works to grow its reach, impact, and influence in the leadership space by developing new ways to build leaders and continuously improving on our exceptional partnership experience. Anne Rose also hones our strategy for growth and excellence and manages the leadership team who guides the daily operations of the organization.
Community Manager/Programme Coordinator
Mwachili is a certified human rights defender, trained by defenders coalition; Global peace Ambassador from Global peace Foundation, with an ICT background. He is a trauma informed trainer with relevant PCVE knowledge and skills. He believes that the future and promise of Africa is with her youth and thus the need to invest in them and get their voices heard. He is an innovative, strategic thinker and problems solver, with over 10 years of experience in community development. He has worked across the coastal region with communities in different capacities.