Nerima Wako-Ojiwa Executive Director Executive Director of ‘Siasa Place’ and also founder of ‘Visionaries Aloud’ an organization that focuses on creating African docu-series; especially focusing on social and political issues tailored to the youth to enhance civic education and participation. She is a flamboyant pan- African who loves writing. Something that she hopes and continues to work toward is having an engaged youth. Youth who are passionate about the issues in their countries and are bold enough to come up with solutions. Nerima attained a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Sociology from Jacksonville State University (JSU), U.S.A. and her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the same institution. Ken Ogembo Program Manager Ken is diploma holder in community development and counseling from the Technical University of Mombasa with versed experience in community organizing, social justice and human rights work. Ken was a volunteer at UJamaa Center, Mombasa. Ex-Muungano Support Trust, an affiliate of slum dwellers international where he organized the movement for the slum dwellers within the three coastal counties being Kilifi, Mombasa and Kawle Counties. He championed negotiation of community land tenure for Mibuyu Saba (Kilifi) and Maweni (Likoni, Mombasa). He initiated Muungano women on leadership to identify, strengthen and further women’s participation in management of local affairs. The initiative is currently championing housing improvement within the informal settlement of Matopeni Mombasa. Waithera Mwangi Finance and Admin Manager Waithera is passionate about supporting organizations and individuals to strategize, create structures and systems that help them to work more effectively and efficiently. She also enjoys speaking with other young people about their dreams and their unlimited potential. Her tribe calls her ‘The Extra Troubleshooter’ due to her constant quest for improvement. Her love for making sense of numbers and organizing led her to pursue skills useful for supporting finance and accounting systems and structuring. She’s also passionate about youth and women empowerment, people living up to their highest potential and mental health. Bernice Auma ICT Officer Bernice Auma is an IT Consultant with Bachelor’s degree in Technology Management from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Canada and a diploma in Information Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Bernice is the co-founder of ‘Visionaries Aloud president of Kesho Zuri Development society that provides school feeding programs to underprivileged schools and she is currently working with Otok School. She is also the founder of Netronics Communication, LTD, which is an Oracle partner in Nairobi Kenya. Miriam Obara – Mwirotsi Communications Officer Miriam holds a diploma in Graphic Design, graduating at the top of her class and scoping most of the awards, from the BTEC examining body at the Academy of Graphic Technologies in Nairobi, Kenya. She has worked as a Graphic Designer and Head of Design in the advertising industry in Kenya, namely at Catapult Brand Consulting, AccessKenya Group a leading Internet Service Provider and Evolve Media Ltd where she handled growing brands in Kenya such as Hino, Yamaha, Dormans, GCN and many more. She positions herself to work with upcoming entrepreneurs and organizations. She believes it is not enough to simply put a name and logo on an innovation but to develop brands that will fulfill their purpose and communicate effectively with their targeted demographic. Grace Chege Finance and Admin Assistant Grace Chege holds a Bachelor’s in Economics and Finance from Kenyatta University.Her love for numbers led her to pursue a career in finance and her passion for making a positive impact in the lives of women and youth is what drives her.