I am Lwanda Keya (AKA Lwanergy), a SUPER enthusiastic and skilled facilitator, a seasoned program and capacity building specialist, and an inquisitive evaluator. Over the last 15 years I have gained expertise and insight into social impact programs through my experience in Eastern and Central Africa, working with Fair Trade Africa, Producers Direct, Plan International, civic organizations in Mombasa, and as an independent development consultant. I have led work within the human rights, governance, social accountability, youth engagement, women empowerment, child protection and agricultural sectors. I am experienced with child centered and adult learning methodologies, participatory rural appraisal, qualitative and interactive methods, and group process facilitation. These inform my deeply participatory practice. I have worked with a range of people including direct work with farmers, children, youth, women and persons living disabilities, and the programs, organizations, government officials and donors who impact these communities. I love being with people and sparking change. I use storytelling, creativity and warmth to create connection and trust with others.

You can rely on Lwanda to: a warm sense of humor and easy-going spirit to the team; expertly juggling multiple, simultaneous and shifting priorities (even while jumping through flaming hoops!); and, developing great relationships with partners, people and in diverse communities.

Inspired by: an excellent artistic performance or speech delivered to a large audience; being part of a SUPER SMART and multi-disciplinary team; people who are experiencing pain and difficulties in life but can still afford a warm smile; living and working with socially excluded and marginalized communities, youths and women who spearhead social change in extremely tough circumstances; a story or presentation beautifully (and meaningfully) packaged with rich visuals and clear data.

Refreshed by: quality time spent with the family, singing in the church choir, listening to music, watching movies and documentaries, reading auto biographies of global icons and change makers, traveling in the countryside.