800,000 young people enter the Kenyan labor market every year, vying for 70-90,000 formal jobs; without opportunities, the majority are forced to start small businesses (World Bank, 2016). Without the skills, structure, or capital to grow, most of these small businesses do not have strong prospects.

Ongoza exists to fill this gap. We aim to scale high-potential youth-led small and growing businesses as a means of tackling the youth unemployment challenge in Kenya and promoting a more prosperous and stable society.

Meet Our Team

Alexei Dunaway

Executive Director

Lydiah Muya

Program Manager

Harry Shawyer

Development Manager

Evans Sungudi

Chief Financial Officer

Teddy Amimo

Senior Business Development Advisor (Nairobi)

Mercy Wafula

Business Development Advisor (Nairobi)

lkweri Anariko

Communication Assistant

Janet Waiyaki

Program Assistant

Alex Were

Business Development Advisor (Nairobi)

Mary Wambui

Business Development Advisor (Nairobi)

Virginiah Gitome

Business Development Advisor (Nakuru)

Philip Ojuok

Entrepreneur Relationship Officer

Global Board of Directors

Nick Moon

Chair

Founder of Kickstart

George Njenga

Co-Founder & Member

Founding Dean Strathmore Business School

Mohamed Abdinoor

Treasurer

Emergency Coordinator, CRS

Eddy Gicheru Oketch

Founder & Member

Jo-Anne Muraya

Member

Head, Human Capital, Corporate & Investment Bank -South and Central Africa - Standard Bank Group

June Gachui

Member

Principal, JGIP Consultants

Lisa Issroff

Chair

President, lssroff Family Foundation

Mel Okudo

Vice-Chair

Miguel Hennessy

Treasurer

Managing Director - Wealth Management. Alignment Partners / UBS

Liz Wamai

Member

Director of Recruitment, Global Business Functions at Facebook

David Samach

Member

Partner, Deloitte

Denise Tollinche

Member

Senior Advisor, Global Philanthropists Circle

Kosaluchi Mmegwa

Member

Private Equity Associate, Goldman Sachs

Daniel Goldman

Member

Senior Advisor | Senior Counsel

Syntax | Locus Analytics

Glady's Ndagire

Secretary

Product Strategy, Vestwell

Advisors

Dr. Ekuru Aukot
John Nene
Gregoire L. Piller

Martin Segal
Prof. Esther (Koi) Wangui

Annual Reports

2016-2017 Annual Report

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2015-2016 Annual Report

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2014-2015 Annual Report

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