Akili Dada in the Media
  • Akili Dada Founder/Executive Director Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg has been awarded the 2011 FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Yamashita Prize, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Social Change at the University of California at Berkeley. Read the press release
  •  Akili Dada Founder has been named a winner of the 2011 African Achievers International MDG Awards,
    sponsored by the NILE
    African Development Organization and the Ferguson Centre for African Studies at the University of Bradford in the U
    K. This award honors individuals and organizations for their grassroots work toward the attainment of the United Nations Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) aimed at alleviating p
    overty by 2015.
  • Wanjiru was in Kenya in January 2008 and while there she was interviewed on Bay Area radio station KPFA. Visit the site to listen to the 30 minute interview on the Kenyan post-election crisis and civil society organizing in response.

Akili Dada Newsletters



Kenyan News sources:

Resources on education in Kenya:

Storm Brews Over Choice of Form One Students

I Work as a Servant To Pay For School (7/13/06)

Girls education in the Developing World (U.S. state department, September 2006)

Government of Kenya; Development of Education in Kenya (August 2004, PDF)Human Rights Watch: Government Neglect and the Right to Education for Children Affected by AIDS (October 2005)

Human Rights Watch: Children's testimonies of AIDS and education

Tourists 'fuel Kenya's sex boom': Up to 30% of girls in some Kenyan resorts are involved in the sex industry, according to a UN report (December 2006)

Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2003/4: Education for All: The Leap to Equality (Paris: UNESCO, 2003).

·Niger Poverty Assessment: A Resilient People in a Harsh Environment (Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 1996).

·Global Survey on Education in Emergencies (New York: Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, 2004), p. iii.

·Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2005: Education for All: The Quality Imperative (Paris: UNESCO, 2004).

·Gene Sperling and Barbara Herz, What Works in Girls' Education: Evidence and Policies from the Developing World (Washington, D.C.: Council on Foreign Relations, 2004); and State of the World's Mothers 2005: The Power and Promise of Girls' Education (Westport, Conn.: Save the Children, 2005).

·Stephan Klasen, "Does Gender Inequality Reduce Growth and Development? Evidence from Cross-Country Regressions," Policy Research Report on Gender and Development, Working Paper No. 7, World Bank, Washington, D.C., 1999; and David Dollar and Roberta Gatti, "Gender Inequality, Income, and Growth: Are Good Times Good for Women?," Policy Research Report on Gender and Development, Working Paper No. 1, World Bank, Washington, D.C., 1999.

·Lisa C. Smith and Lawrence Haddad, "Explaining Child Malnutrition in Developing Countries: A Cross-Country Analysis," Discussion Paper 60, IFPRI Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, Washington, D.C., 1999.

·Paul T. Schultz, "Returns to Women's Schooling," in Elizabeth King and M. Anne Hill, eds., Women's Education in Developing Countries: Barriers, Benefits, and Policy (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993).

·Lawrence H. Summers, Investing in All the People: Educating Women in Developing Countries (Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 1994).

·Anastasia Gage, Elisabeth Sommerfelt, and Andrea Piani, "Household Structure and Childhood Immunization in Niger and Nigeria," Demography, vol. 34, 1997, pp. 295-309.

·Damien De Walque, "How Does Educational Attainment Affect the Risk of Being Infected with HIV/AIDS? Evidence from a General Population Cohort in Rural Uganda," World Bank Development Group Working Paper, Washington, D.C., 2004.

·Education and HIV Prevention (New York: UNICEF, 2002), citing data from Kenya Demographic and Health Survey.


Relevant Organizations

Forum for African Women Educationalists: http://www.fawe.org

Government of Kenya, Ministry of Education: http://www.education.go.ke/

Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) www.camfed.org

Women for Women International www.womenforwomen.org

Global Fund for Women www.globalfundforwomen.org