The 2020 Wasafiri Gathering: March, Nairobi

A wonderful evening with Wasafiri's East African community

12 March, 2020

Ikigai House, Spring Valley, Nairobi

It’s that time of the year again – time to welcome you to our latest Wasafiri Gathering!

As always, this is a great chance to meet friends, colleagues, partners from across our community – as well as honour some of the finest change makers around us – all while enjoying our hospitality, tasty snacks and sundowners amidst some wonderful company. Here are the details:

Date: Thursday, 12 March 2020

Location: Ikigai Nairobi (Westlands), General Mathenge

RSVP: We would kindly ask you to let us know if you are attending, by emailing [email protected], as this will help with the planning and catering.

As part of the event, we will be hosing the annual Diana Ware Award. Here are a few more details;

The spirit of the Diana Ware Award

On 3rd November 2017, we lost a beloved colleague and friend, Diana Ware. Even though she was with Wasafiri for only eight months, she had a lasting impression on all of us, and it was important to us as a community to ensure that her legacy and spirit live on within our organisation. In 2018 we inaugurated the annual Diana Ware Award to do just that.

At our annual retreat in January 2018, we sat together and shared the characteristics about Diana that meant the most to us. The list was exhaustive. In the end, we identified four criteria that we wanted the award to embody:

  • Inspiring courage and integrity in trying to tackle the world’s toughest problems;
  • Going above and beyond and always striving to do better;
  • Showing care and compassion for others;
  • And doing it all with a little bit of joy and flare.

The Nominees

Each year, our team propose nominees who embody these characteristics. They might be courageous consultants working at the front lines of working with communities on tough issues. They might be clients who have inspired us with their passion and commitment to the problems they serve. 

The Selection

The final decision is made by Wasafiri’s Head of Research, and one of Diana’s closest friends, supported by Diana’s sister and the previous years awardee.

In 2018, our winner was the wonderful Abla Abukar from Kenya’s coast.

In 2019, our winner was the ever-committed Aden Mohamud from Garissa.

We look forward to seeing you there – Karibu!