About The Speaker
Mendi Njonjo is an international development and philanthropy strategist and practitioner. She has over 20 years’ experience working with civil society and philanthropic organizations on policy analysis, strategic planning, and international grant making. Her focus has been on social and environmental justice with particular attention to anti-corruption and female citizenship. This includes work in the USA, West, Southern and East Africa on promotion and adoption of civic technology to support good governance & prevent conflict. She is active in promoting women’s right to bodily autonomy and economic justice, as well as sustainable agriculture and renewable energy, with a focus on the gendered impact of these programs on African women. She currently serves as the Regional Director for Hivos Foundation an environmental and social justice organization that promotes innovative and at-scale solutions for endemic and systemic problems in the East Africa region.