Welcome

The Mawazo Institute is a non-profit research institute based in Nairobi, Kenya.  We support the next generation of female thought leaders and scholars in Africa, and get policymakers and the public engaged with their research.  

We have four programmes which build women's capacity to do high quality research, and provide a platform for them to communicate it to the public.  Our flagship offering is the PhD Scholars programme, which provides research funding, training, and mentorship to women who are doing postgraduate study in a wide range of disciplines at Kenyan universities. 

In addition, our team of Research Fellows advise the PhD Scholars in their work, and pursue independent research related to energy and climate change. The Policy Lab and Public Engagement programmes offer accessible and interesting ways for decision makers and the general public to learn about our research.