Curator's Corner

Shapers Profile:


Ivy Mwambingu-Manyasi

Programme Manager
Strathmore University (Law School)
About me:

I have recently switched careers to education management at the prestigious Strathmore University (Law School). I was previously a Senior Tax Consultant with an internationally renowned audit & consultancy firm, having specialized in international tax and transfer pricing. My background in tax is a good foundation for research and academia in the field at my current employment and also enables me to focus on education as a social pillar in shaping the world. This also allows me to bridge the gap between TVET and university levels of education, while at the same time mastering the management of academic programmes.

I have previously been a One Young World Ambassador, passionate about education, global business, entrepreneurship, sustainable development, empowering the girl-child alongside the boy-child and policy development. I am more often than not driven by my passion over my profession, since it is in serving others that I find deeply true satisfaction.

I strongly believe in pushing the world towards embracing the Africa Rising agenda. I serve as a board member of the Slumcode ICT Hub, which focuses on improving the state of Nairobi through education, entrepreneurship, ICT and mentorship. I am also involved in the Strathmore University's Macheo mentorship programme that empowers girls and boys under 18 years from the Kibera and Kangemi slums. My involvement as a Shaper in Macheo materialized the onboarding of schools in Kangemi into the programme. This all falls under my long-term vision of marrying education and mentorship in my career advancement under the theme of "Rebranding the slums of Africa." Joining the Nairobi Hub as a shaper pushes me well on the path towards continually improving the state of Nairobi, Africa and the world in general.

In my journey as a Shaper, I have greatly contributed in the Hub's activities especially under the education and entrepreneurship pillars. I have been involved in UNDA Elimu, Shaper Talks, served in the committee that saw Biashara Rehab kick off, participated in all online campaigns by the Hub including #30DaysOfGreen, #InternetForAll and #BeBoldForChange, and in tree planting, mentorships and the library installation at Bohra Primary School.

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