Welcome

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

Our goal is to increase the supply of great ideas that drive social and economic development in Africa.  We do this 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 recognised 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.