Samuel Kimeu will join Africa’s Voices Foundation from Transparency International-Kenya where he has been Executive Director for nearly a decade.
This follows the announcement of his resignation from TI-Kenya on Thursday.
“His role will be to drive growth and expansion during a moment of great potential to achieve the organisation’s mission: to transform the way citizen voices are listened to and acted upon in decisions that affect their lives,” the statement from Africa’s Voices Foundation reads.
Africa’s Voices curates engaging discussions through interactive media and digital channels, enabling citizens, especially those most marginalised, to have their voices heard by decision-makers.
They use innovative research and data analysis techniques to deliver robust, timely and actionable social evidence which strengthens the impact of development, humanitarian, and governance actors.
Mr. Kimeu will be taking over from Dr. Sharath Srinivasan; a renowned governance and human rights academic, who will be headed to Cambridge University.
Dr. Srinivasan and colleagues at Cambridge have created a technical advisory group to ensure Africa’s Voices continues to benefit from high level input from experts in technical innovation.
He will continue to work with Mr. Kimeu in early 2020 to orient him to Africa’s Voices’s projects and partnerships.
Described as a distinguished leader with a background in citizen engagement, anti-corruption, and governance reform in Africa, Mr. Kimeu leaves TI-Kenya after nine years of service.
Ms. Sheila Masinde is to take over as acting Executive Director in January 2020 when Mr. Kimeu’s resignation takes effect.
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