Mwendwa Catherine


Mwendwa provides research and stakeholder engagement expertise across Wasafiri’s portfolios, based out of Wasafiri’s Nairobi office.

She brings 9 years facilitating processes in philanthropy and peace spaces in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. In the last 7 years, Mwendwa’s work focus has been driving conversations, research and action in philanthropy policy and knowledge management, fundraising, countering violent extremism and community resilience. Her technical competencies include network management, project design, research and policy analysis.

Outside of Wasafiri, Mwendwa is a #GivingTuesday Kenya champion celebrating and promoting cultures of giving. Mwendwa holds an MA in International Conflict Management and a Bachelors’ in Public Administration and Sociology from University of Nairobi, Kenya. She is also a Senior International Fellow of the Centre of Philanthropy and Civil Society, Graduate Centre, City University of New York.

In her free time, she enjoys travelling and photography.