Director Hivos East Africa
Mendi Njonjo is a feminist and a fervent champion of environmental justice. She has over 25 years’ experience supporting non-profit and grant-making organizations in their fund management, strategy development and policy formulation. She has set up and implemented programs that use technology to encourage good governance and prevent conflict, that promote women’s right to bodily autonomy and economic justice, that defend human rights, and more lately, that work on sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. While she has been involved in various programs globally, most of her work has centered on East Africa.
She holds a BSc in Mathematics (University of Nairobi) and an MA in Dispute Resolution (University of Massachusetts, Boston).