Zo Randriamaro: Executive Director
Zo Randriamaro is a human rights and feminist activist from Madagascar. She is a development sociologist by training and has authored several published papers on the gender dimensions of economic, trade and global governance issues. She has been involved in research and advocacy around these issues for more than a decade in Africa as well as at the global level, and has served as an expert for international organizations and the major United Nations agencies. She is currently the Interim Executive Director of Fahamu. She is also the Chair of the Research and Support Center for Development Alternatives - Indian Ocean (RSCDA-IO) and an Associate of DAWN (Development Alternatives with Women For a New Era).
Ama Biney: Editor-in-Chief, Pambazuka News
Ama Biney (Dr) has worked as a freelance journalist and lecturer. She has over 20 years teaching experience in the UK and has taught courses in African history (ancient and modern); Caribbean History; post-independence African political history; the history of Pan-Africanism and the history of black people in Britain. Among her recent publications are: The Political and Social Thought of Kwame Nkrumah (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011); “The Intellectual and Political Legacies of Kwame Nkrumah” in From Colonization to Globalization The Intellectual and Political Legacies of Kwame Nkrumah and Africa’s Future edited by C. Quist-Adade and C. Frances (Dayspring, 2011); Speaking Truth to Power: Selected Pan-African Postcards of Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem compiled by A. Biney & A. Olukoshi (Pambazuka Press, African Women’s Development Fund, CODESIRA, 2010).
Famara Diédhiou: Project Coordinator, Utetezi - We are the Solution
Famara joins Fahamu as the coordinator of the 'We are the solution' campaign to promote family farming in Africa. Famara has worked with community-based organisations on agroecology.
Roy Gitobu: ICT Officer
Prior to joining Fahamu, Roy worked with the Ministry of Infrastructure in Rwanda as a GIS/IT Consultant. Roy has also worked at UNEP as a Technical Developer supporting youth networks and outreach websites. Roy is a ICT specialist in Microsoft systems, social networking and using ICT for outreach, capacity building and social economic development.
Hilary Isaac: Office Management
Hilary has previously worked in administration for the UK bookseller WH Smith and Helicon Publishing, a small, independent publishing company.
Winnie Kariuki: Programme Assistant
Winnie began working for Fahamu as a volunteer, assisting in the preparations for the World Social Forum in Nairobi. She has trained in management and PR and has worked mainly in the hotel industry.
Tidiane Kassé: editor, Pambazuka News French edition
Tidiane is a Senegalese journalist. Chief editor at the Senegalese Press Group Wal Fadjri, he is also a media consultant specialising in HIV and Aids. Since 1996, he has worked as a trainer and workshop facilitator in journalism and communication related to development issues.
Catherine Kathambi : Programme Coordinator, Sex Worker Leadership Initiative (SWLI)
Catherine is a feminist, activist, blogger and artist. She has previously worked with the queer rights movement in Kenya for 5 years and comes to Fahamu with a background in Education.
Henry Makori, Pambazuka News Editorial Assistant
Henry studied anthropology at the University of Nairobi and journalism at Kenya Institute of Mass Communication. He has worked as a journalist/editor at The Seed magazine (a Kenyan Catholic monthly), the Catholic Information Service for Africa (CISA, an online news service) and lately at The Media Institute, a Nairobi-based civil society organization championing media freedom, freedom of expression and excellence in journalism in East Africa.
Paul Mwangi Maina: Programme Assistant
Paul worked for Fahamu as an intern for several months under the Adilisha programme and is currently a programme assistant in the Fahamu Kenya office. He comes to Fahamu with a background in education.
George Mwai: Programme Officer, Adilisha
George is a programme officer in the Education for Social Justice programme. He brings experience of having worked with organisations that run social justice and human rights education programmes in Kenya and in East Africa. He has experience training CSOs (civil society organisations) on advocacy, human rights education, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
Elizabeth Ngure: Office Administrator
Elizabeth has 2 years experience accounting an adminstration jobs as gained in the Auto-mobile industry. Her experience is enhanced by a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance & Management Science plus CPA (K) qualification. As an Office Administrator, Elizabeth is responsible for the administration and reporting of the business operations with focus on finance, process controls and governance. Accounting aspects are also in her control.
Yves Niyiragira: Programme Manager
Yves Niyiragira is from Burundi and joined Fahamu in 2006 when the Nairobi office opened. He has more than six years of experience in policy analysis, advocacy, monitoring and campaign on a number of charters, protocols, conventions and policy standards of the African Union, especially those related to governance, democracy, freedom of movement and women’s rights among others as well as a solid understanding of international affairs and international humanitarian laws. He holds a Masters degree in International Relations.
Patita Tingoi: Programme Officer, Utetezi - Change initiative
Patita joined Fahamu after completing her postgraduate studies in public policy and advocacy at the SIT Graduate Institute, USA. She has previously worked with the Centre for Minority Rights Development, League of Pastoralist Women of Kenya and volunteered with World Learning in Washington DC.
Maggy Waithiru: Finance & Operations Manager
Maggy joined Fahamu in April 2013 as a new comer into civil society but with extensive experience drawn from the UN and aid agencies. She has international work experience having worked in post conflict countries, namely Sierra Leone, Haiti, Somalia and South Sudan, handling finance and operations responsibilities as well as project management. Her previous work has involved not only working with government officials and donors but also with local NGOs, grassroot communities and community based organizations. Her role within Fahamu is oversight of the organization’s financial resources and operational management.