About The Speaker
Lisa Kibutu is a UPenn/NAS certified Arts & Culture Strategist with a passion for the conservation, preservation, and advancement of Swahili Coast culture. She studied anthropology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and sits on the board of the Kenya Coast Tourist Association (KCTA), representing Culture & Heritage, and is a program developer at the Little Theatre Club, the oldest theatre in the region and a national heritage site. As a cultural entrepreneur, Lisa's focus is on curating cultural and heritage products that will make a trip to the Kenya Coast unique and memorable, and open up diverse opportunities for local residents, spurring economic growth.Lisa is also the founder of Mombasa Maridadi, a CBO that creates safe spaces for children and youth by utilizing art to bring awareness to solid waste management. Lisa is currently pursuing the opening of a coworking space, Pwanisphere, for creative innovators and entrepreneurs seeking inspirational, supportive, flexible and affordable work spaces.