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 run programmes which build women's capacity to do high quality research, and provide a platform for them to communicate it to the public.  The PhD Scholars programme provides research funding, training, and mentorship to women who are doing postgraduate study in a wide range of disciplines at Kenyan universities.  The Research Fellows programme offers research grants to women who are early career researchers in Kenya.  The Public Engagement programme creates accessible and interesting ways for policymakers and the public to learn about our research.