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.  Our priority research areas are energy and climate change.

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.  The PhD Scholars programme provides research funding, training, and mentorship to women who are doing postgraduate study at leading Kenyan universities.  Our team of in-house Research Fellows guide Mawazo’s research agenda, carry out their own research, and advise the PhD Scholars in their work. The Policy Lab and Public Engagement programmes offer accessible and interesting ways for decision makers and the general public to learn about our research.