WERK’s programs, projects and membership are managed through the Secretariat. The Secretariat is governed by a Board of Directors drawn from the membership and managed by a team led by an Executive Officer. The Secretariat’s operations are driven by WERK’s vision, mission, core values and objectives.

Our Vision
The vision of WERK is a society that values the centrality of knowledge for the creation of a humane, equitable and prosperous society.

Our Mission
To contribute to the entrenchment of the principles of equity, justice and peace in Kenya for all Kenyans by linking research to advocacy. Specifically, it aims at:

  • Conducting creative research impacting on the education of women and girls in Kenya;
  • Disseminating the research findings to educationists and non-educationists alike;
  • Linking research to advocacy for the promotion of a gender equitable society; and
  • Building female professionalism in educational research.


Our Core Values

  • Equity: Fairness and justice in access to opportunities.
  • Inclusivity: Promoting the value of diversity in terms of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and nondiscrimination on the basis of socio-economic status; sensory and physical ability.
  • Integrity: Upholding values of truth, honesty, honour, ethical conduct and accountability.
  • Excellence: Striving for rigour and professionalism in research and all our activities.
  • Learning: Mentoring and nurturing researchers especially women

Our Objectives

  • Research: conduct educational and social science research; develop the capacity of young researchers especially women; re-activate local community knowledge through utilizing community capacities and resources in knowledge generation and share knowledge with the public and other actors at all levels.
  • Advocacy: carry out evidence-based advocacy and action locally and globally through networking with individuals, communities, government and other institutions; develop evidence-based strategies to address issues likely to affect development and empowerment of women and girls, men and boys and articulate WERK’s position on key strategic and national issues that touch on its vision and mission.
  • Learning: pursue continued self-improvement and nurture a learning culture through fostering a community of practice in research and advocacy;  forging linkages with like-minded persons and institutions; Inspiring change agents in pursuit of WERK’s vision and reflection on and documenting experiences for the betterment of practice.

BYRONE BUYU WAYODI

AGATHA KIMANI

SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER

JONA ONDIEKI

PROGRAM MANAGER THINK PROJECT

ANN MATHEI

ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

DINA OGOLA

PROGRAMS ASSISTANT

MRS. SOPHIA YIEGA

EXECUTIVE OFFICER

LUCY TENGEYE

PROGRAM MANAGER OPERATION COME TO SCHOOL PROJECT

PHOEBE ACHIENG

OFFICE ASSISTANT