Programme Founder, previously Senior Policy Advisor (2013-2014)
Area of specialisation:
Corporate representation and management of significant and high profile external relationships with National and County Governments and Assemblies, Development Partners, Leaders from Public Benefits Organisations, Private Sector and Communities from a public interest perspective
The Society for International Development exists to support citizens and the state to act in the public interest. Over 2014-2016 the Kenya Dialogues Project organised with others to protect public schools including Lang’ata Road, Lavington and Naka public primary schools from land-grabbing. 7,500 schools were catalysed to apply for titles in line with the 2015 Presidential directive. The programme protected 8,000 Public Benefits Organisations and civic space from harmful legal amendments to the PBO Act of 2013. 2,000 people have been supported to inform ten County Governments planning and implementation. The Programme has also informed new national laws and policy actions to fight corruption and impunity and exposed inflated procurement prices for medicines and medical equipment.
Experienced Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the graphic design industry. Skilled in Advertising, Branding & Corporate Identity, and Event Logistics. Strong entrepreneurship professional graduated from Babson College. Author of A Candid Handbook for Women Doing Business in Kenya
Danielle is committed to building a bridge for investment between the United States and the African Continent. Having lived and worked in Africa for over 10 years, Danielle has experience managing and facilitating foreign direct investments into Africa, and supporting African investors expand their footprint into North America. Danielle has managed projects in the sectors of Real Estate, Energy, Hospitality, Health and Agribusiness.
Danielle currently serves as the Managing Director of Africa Access Limited, a management consulting and business development firm. Prior to Africa Access, Danielle worked with Deloitte Consulting LLP, based in Washington, DC, and supported the implementation of President Obama’s Power Africa Initiative in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia.
Danielle holds a Honors B.A. from Williams College in Massachusetts, USA and was awarded the Distinguished Fulbright Fellowship to research health advocacy work and it’s public policy implications in Tanzania, Spain and the United States.
Recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Holds an undergraduate degree from the same university. Regularly writes about urban planning issues online and in local dailies. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and is passionate about the planning issues facing African Cities. Has a deep interest in sustainable transportation, urban resilience and the application of ‘new urbanism’ in Africa. He intends to work as a planner and assist in bringing about modern sustainable urbanism. Currently works at the Advancement Office at Strathmore University, Nairobi. Also a cordinator with Naipolitans, a group of urban professionals and residents who come together to discuss matters concerning the city of Nairobi and Kenya as a whole.
Caroline is a marketing and communications guru. She is the currently the General Manager of Impulse Promotions Ltd. Caroline is a believer of totality in a community meaning that everyone who has interest or is a stakeholder is a member of a community. Over the years, she has established good relations with the informal traders in Kilimani, which she brings to the Foundation together with her marketing expertise.
Close to 30 years experience in local, regional and pan-African marketing and advertising on top local and international brands. Knowledge and experience covers business management, strategy development, administration, team management and development. Have steered new business development across organizations.
Specialties: Marketing and communication strategy development, creative marketing and communication solutions, new to market and new to world product development and communications solutions, brand creation and management, administrative management, budgeting and forecasting.
Wangari Nyanjui is a communications expert. She is currently the director of Black Butterfly Limited, which is a visual communications firm, and Peperuka, which is a social enterprise. She brings to the Foundation an entrepreneural spirit, courage, action and an amazing strength in design.
Kelvin Kamau is a technology expert. The founder at Kehl Designs, a digital communication agency, Kelvin brings to the foundation his ICT expertise, which will help the foundation, come up with innovative IT solutions that will help the change, improve and simplify the lives of Kilimani residents and business people.
Becky is an expert in the finance sector; she is also a consultant in matters of Diaspora investment. She is the managing director at Diaspora Services Ltd, where she consults in matters of Diaspora investments.
She brings to the foundation her expertise in financial background especially in fundraising
Financial consultant. 20 year career specializing in Financial inclusion initiatives & advisory, Institutional Development, Governance & Strategy. Served in senior management positions in a leading Micro-finance bank to CEO position of its Advisory subsidiary to director of a Micro-finance bank.
– Impacted 2 Million plus households in Kenya, Tanzania & Rwanda.
– Work with 25 institutions as a consultant and 3 as an employee.
– 20 years of experience in total. 7 running a consulting Business. 11 in leadership roles.