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New CEO Announcement: Daniel Bennett to lead Amani Institute

Amani Institute is delighted to announce that it has appointed Daniel Bennett as its new CEO to lead the organization into a new era of growth and s…

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A Social Innovation Journey Like No Other!

Piera Mattioli is a visual thinker and storyteller, committed to create a positive impact through her work.Illustration is the main mean she uses to t…

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Amani team 2020

Leveraging our Values in a Time of Crisis

At the beginning of February 2020, we gathered for a strategy planning meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. We couldn’t have imagined that a couple of weeks l…

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Global, Diverse, Connected

We are excited to announce that our Alumni community has selected 18 representatives and curators: generous, enthusiastic leaders who stepped up to ca…

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Global Remote Collaboration for Impact at ThinkPlace

At Amani Institute, one of the things that is central to our methodology is learning by doing. Often times you will hear Amani Faculty say, “knowled…

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It takes a community to raise your changemaking career

If we learned one thing from 2020, it is that community matters. As we redefine our local communities it also becomes clear that supportive, inspiring…

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Charting a Future for Conservation with Local Communities at the Helm

One of the biggest polarities that we have in modern-day societies is between development and environmental conservation. The reality is that we do ne…

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Cristina Preatoni

Searching for meaning in the midst of a pandemic

Written by Cristina Preatoni (Italy), Amani Fellow, 2020Spring 2020 has certainly been exceptional to me. In a dramatic chain of events due to the pan…

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10% Forest Cover in Kenya: Mirage or Possible?

“It's a matter of life and death for this country. The Kenyan forests are facing extinction and it is a man-made problem.” - Wangari MaathaiThe …

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Diluksion Francis

Changing Humanitarian Aid Response through Systems Thinking

When the tsunami hit Sri Lanka, his home country, in December 2004, Diluksion Francis had no doubt: he was going to work in the humanitarian sector. …