About Us

Fahamu is a pan-African organisation established in 1997 to strengthen, nurture and work with movements for social justice in Africa.


Our vision

Fahamu’s work is motivated by our desire to see a world where people organise to emancipate themselves from all forms of oppression, recognise their social responsibilities, respect each other’s differences, and realise their full potential.


Our core values

Pan-Africanism: a perspective, worldview and movement that rests on the idea of linked fate and common destiny of Africans globally and the need to unite themselves in order to combat all types of oppression.


Feminism: a political discourse and a social movement that sees patriarchal power as a primary axis of oppression in society. As such, gender equality and non-discrimination are mainstreamed throughout Fahamu’s work.


People-centred: people, not markets must drive the impetus for change.  Fahamu holds a strong belief that the people most affected by systems of oppression, are the same people who must lead the struggle against those forces that oppress them.


Our principles

  • On oppression: we are committed to the struggle against all forms of oppression and the realisation of social justice in Africa. Since, there is no hierarchy of oppression, we believe that nobody is free until all people are free. We further believe that there is no silver bullet solution to end oppression; it is a daily struggle from the individual to the community and oppressed people must fight daily for their own liberation.
  • On solidarity: solidarity among activists of various social justice struggles is at the centre of our approach and work. We are also committed to maintaining a collective body that is activist led and diverse in all social aspects.
  • On our approach to work: the working environment of an organisation shapes its work. Furthermore, we are committed to being a learning organisation and that is open to feedback and transformation to address internalised oppressive values and systems.

Fahamu has offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Dakar, Senegal; Wantage, UK.; and a presence in South Africa.

Fahamu Africa – Head Office

Physical address:

Block C, 3rd Floor, Peponi Plaza, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
Postal address:
PO Box 47158, 00100 GPO
Nairobi, Kenya

Tel +254 20 3749346/+254 20 3749347


Senegal Office

The French language edition of Pambazuka News is edited and produced from Dakar, Senegal.

Fahamu Senegal
9 Cité Sonatel 2
BP 13083 Dakar Grand-Yoff

Tel/fax: +221 33 867 50 65


Wantage, UK Office

Fahamu Trust Ltd
45 Grove Street
OX12 7AG


Tel:  01865 727006