Twaweza Communications is an arts, culture and media organization established in 2000. Underpinned by the principle of collective and individual efficacy in bringing about social change, the organizations mission is to increase public knowledge and action through research, training, advocacy and documentation for better health, sustainable environment, equity in gender relations, accountable leadership and people centered governance. The organization runs trainings on culture and leadership, translates materials from English into Kenyan languages so that more citizens can participate in national discourse, and enhances capabilities in alternative media in support of freedom of expression and diversity.
Our program areas are: Public participation; Economic, Social and Cultural rights; Local content development; Research and development; Knowledge and learning.
A knowledgeable and free society participating in development.
To increase public knowledge and action through research, training, advocacy and documentation for better health, sustainable environment, equity in gender relations, accountable leadership and people-centred governance.
- Respect for diversity
About the Founder
Prof. Kimani Njogu attained the Bachelor of Education (First Class Honors) and M.A. (Linguistics) degrees from the University of Nairobi before proceeding to Yale university (USA) where he attained an M.A (1989), M.Phil (1993) and Ph.D.(1993) in linguistics . He is Director of Twaweza Communications and is an independent scholar in the areas of language, media and governance with a particular interest in dialogic approaches to social change. He works extensively with a wide range of civil society organizations and serves as Chairman of the Legal Resources Foundation Trust – a human rights organization working with poor and marginalized communities in Kenya.
Kimani Njogu is also Director of Africa Health and Development International (AHADI); Board Chair Content Development Intellectual Property (CODE-IP); Board Chair Gifted and Talented Youth Support Trust (GYST); Board Member of the Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH); Chairman of CHAKITA, (the Kenya National Kiswahili Committee); and Commissioner Kiswahili Cross-Boarder Commission of the Academy of African Languages (ACALAN), an organ of the African Union.
He served for two terms as Council Member of the International African Institute, University of London and was Member of the Task Force for the East African Kiswahili Commission at the East African Community. He has facilitated behavior and social change trainings in India, Pakistan, Thailand, Laos, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Namibia, Malawi, Madagascar, Palau, St. Lucia, Grenada, Mexico and Peru, among other countries. He is extensively published and is recipient of the Pan-Africa Noma Award for Publishing in Africa, among other recognitions.
Twaweza Communications Ltd
Twaweza House, Parklands Road,
Mpesi Lane, Nairobi-Kenya,
P. O. Box 66872-00800, Westlands
Landline : +254 020 269 4409
Cell No. : +254 729 427740