About Us

The Global Shapers Community is a network of nearly 400 hubs located in significant cities across the world. Developed and led by young people, Global Shapers are exceptional in their potential, their achievement and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. The Global Shapers Community is an initiative of the World Economic Forum - an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. 50% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION IS UNDER 27. We are becoming increasingly aware that solutions to our global challenges must purposefully engage youth, at all levels – locally, regionally, nationally and globally. This generation has the passion, dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit to shape the future. They are the Global Shapers.

Hub Pillars

To achieve their objectives, the Global Shapers Community in Nairobi works around 3 key pillars

Entrepreneurship

Youth unemployment is a major problem in Kenya. Youth entrepreneurship presents a great opportunity for addressing this challenge. However, young entrepreneurs face many obstacles. One of the specific handicaps the young entrepreneurs face in this regard is in execution of the business function. The hub through various projects, identifies some of this challenges and puts measures to prevent them.

Education

There are several challenges that have been as blocks for attainment of goals and objectives of education in Kenya. Some of these challenges are natural, some financial in nature while others are economically and socially induced. Political challenges also are a major reason why these goals and objectives are still not achievable. How can the nairobi hub shapers affect the education sector positively to address some of this challenges if not all?

Environment

Environmental sustainability is an increasingly important issue in Kenya, as those living below the poverty line directly rely on the water and land resources surrounding their communities. The hub through various projects engage with communities to ensure this objective is achieved

Our Projects

"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world."

The Mavericks

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Wanjiru Gathigi
Curator

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James Wachira
Deputy Curator

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Gilbert Omware
Shaper

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Brice Loving
Shaper

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Faith Chege
Shaper

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Kendi Mwendia
Shaper

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Barclay Paul
Shaper

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Oscar Kimani
Shaper

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Daniel Mainye
Shaper

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Muthoni Nduhiu
Shaper

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Ceasar Nyagah
Shaper

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Liz Muange
Shaper

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Wanjuhi Njoroge
Shaper

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Patricia Mwangi
Shaper

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Ivy Manyasi
Shaper

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Peggy Kalie
Shaper

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Charles Githui
Shaper

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Kinyanjui Njoroge
Shaper

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Philip Gichuru
Shaper

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Michael Waiyaki
Shaper - Curator 2014-2015

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Kariba Moko
Shaper - Curator 2013-2014

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Anne Muema
Alumni - Curator 2012-2013

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Michael Macharia
Founding Curator

Latest News From Blog

What have we been upto?

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GE Kujenga Gives Grants

Nairobi Hub 02/08/2016 Grants

Numerous applications for GE Kujenga Gives Grants in Q2 2016, requested for amounts below the maximum award of $25000. The GE Kujenga Council is pleased to award 3 grants in Q2 2016 as follows : Araf Sykes in Tanzania to support Water Purification System for Rainwater Harvesting project.Obiageli Obiekwugo in Nigeria to support Slum to School project. Kendi Mbichi in Kenya to support the Unda Elimu Initiative.

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USIU Career Fair

Nairobi Hub 14/07/2015 Mentorship

Nairobi Global Shapers will today carry out a mentorship session during this years Career fair at United States International University here in Nairobi Kenya

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Business Models for Educational Social Enterpreneurs

Nairobi Hub 16/06/2015 Education

The Nairobi Hub of the Global Shapers Community marked this year’s World Entrepreneurship day in style at the prestigious Strathmore Business School. The entrepreneurship and education pillars of the Nairobi Hub came together to focus on social entrepreneurs in the Kenyan education sector.

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Sustainability Sunday

Nairobi Hub 01/06/2015 Environment

Nairobi Hub organized a Sustainability Sunday in a local school and the idea was to provide ‘Green Mentoring’ to school kids. More than 100 students participated in the activity and the activity involved two things

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Winners Abraaj Growth Markets Grant

Nairob Hub 24/04/2015 Grant

Nairobi HUB whose pillar projects are Education, Enterprenuership and Environment are one of the winners of The Abraaj Growth Markets Grant for their Project called UNDA ELIMU meaning "Shape Education".

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Meet the Leader - Alex Nyagah

Nairobi Hub 22/05/2015 Meet the Leader

On 22nd May, 2015, Mr. Alex, Nyagah, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Parapet Cleaning Services and his wife Paula hosted a high tea event for the Nairobi Global Shapers at their home in Nairobi.

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Leadership for a new generation

Nairob Hub 24/04/2015 Shaper Talks

As part of the Nairobi Global Shapers bi-monthly ‘Shaper Talks’, the Hub hosted Dr Luis Franceschi – the Dean of the Strathmore Law School, an affiliate of the Strathmore University.

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+254-721597852

+254-722868305

Email Address

shape@nairobiglobalshapers.or.ke

Office Location

Block A Delta Riverside Officepark, Riverside Drive, Nairobi

Working Hours

Monday-Sunday

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