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 Her love for making sense of numbers led her to pursue Actuarial Science at Strathmore University & thereafter a Masters in Finance at KEMU. Waithera is passionate about excellence in life, she worked in the financial services industry as a risk consultant. Her move to Siasa Place was a result of her desire to see people empowered and given the tools they need to make positive changes in their lives, rather than only speaking about their issues. 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. Grayson Marwa Program Officer Grayson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Maseno University. Grayson is passionate about using modern means of communication to address issues that affect the Youth and get them involved in matters Politics and Governance. Patrick Wabwire Program Officer – Policy and Research Patrick Wabwire holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Mt. Kenya University. He is an excellent listener and passionate about matters politics and governance. Patrick is particularly keen in ensuring youth develop keen interest in politics and embrace the core values of Integrity, innovation and growth in matters politics and governance. Miriam Obara 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 communication effectively with a 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.