Welcome

The Mawazo Institute is a non-profit research institute based in Nairobi, Kenya.  Mawazo means "ideas" in Swahili. 

Our goal is to increase the supply of great ideas that drive African development by empowering women to launch careers as scholars and policy experts, and by getting the public talking about their research.  We're investing in the next generation of East African women who will be recognized as thought leaders in their fields, and influence the policies shaping the region.

We support research in four priority sectors: energy, climate change, improved governance, and economic policy.

We're launching our operations in late 2017.