Links this week: Ethiopia protests, traveling to Nigeria, cancer drugs, and more

This week’s episode featured a long conversation with Dr. Rose Mutiso (@MutisoRose) and Rachel Strohm (@RachelStrohm), co-founders of The Mawazo Institute in Nairobi. Mawazo translates from Swahili to “ideas” and the institute’s broad goal is to support the next generation of African women leaders in knowledge production. Listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of Episode 31. … More Links this week: Ethiopia protests, traveling to Nigeria, cancer drugs, and more

Ep31-2. Part 2 of a chat with the founders of Mawazo, a research start-up in Nairobi

This is the second part of this week’s episode, when I chat with Dr. Rose Mutiso (@MutisoRose) and Rachel Strohm (@RachelStrohm), co-founders of the Mawazo Institute, a start-up non-profit research institute in Nairobi, Kenya. You can find Part 1 here. Here is Part 2: … More Ep31-2. Part 2 of a chat with the founders of Mawazo, a research start-up in Nairobi

Ep31-1. Part 1 of a chat with the founders of Mawazo, a research start-up in Nairobi

This week’s conversation was great, but ran long—so I’ve broken it up into two parts. I chat with Dr. Rose Mutiso (@MutisoRose) and Rachel Strohm (@RachelStrohm), co-founders of the Mawazo Institute, a start-up non-profit research institute in Nairobi, Kenya.

Both Mawazo founders are researchers themselves. Dr. Mutiso’s research focus is on African energy sector development. She holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Her co-founder Rachel Strohm is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of California Berkeley. We talked about their decision to start Mawazo and some of the structural challenges facing African women researchers. Our conversation begins at 1:45. Here is Part 1: … More Ep31-1. Part 1 of a chat with the founders of Mawazo, a research start-up in Nairobi