TNGO fellowship Program
Research Dates: September 12, 2008 - September 23, 2008
2008 Position: founding Executive Director, MWENGO
2008 Organization: MWENGO, established in 1991, is a reflection and development center for NGOs working in the eastern and southern Africa region. Its primary role is to assist in building NGO capacity.
Current Position: Executive Director, Akiba Uhaki
Organization: Akiba Uhaki, the Human Rights and Social Justice Fund, is an emerging grant-making organization dedicated to supporting and accompanying Human Rights and Social Justice related organizations in East Africa i.e. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
Research Topic: “MWENGO – an exploration in Civil Society Strengthening”. Ezra’s research sought to strengthen MWENGO’s governance as well as strategic vision. How can MWENGO foster growth within the NGO sector in Sub-Saharan Africa while clarifying its specific role and contribution?
Brief Bio: While a Program Fellow with the TNGO Initiative, Mr. Mbogori was Executive Director, of MWENGO. Prior to this position, Mr. Mbogori headed an urban poverty focused organization – The Undugu Society, in Nairobi -- for six years.
Full Biography: Mr. Mbogori Biography
Research Brief: MWENGO – an exploration in Civil Society Strengthening