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Who is Naomi

Naomi Mwaura is the founder of Flone Initiative, an organization working to a create a safe and professional public transport industry in Kenya. She was one of the lead organizers of MyDressMyChoice campaign that saw thousands of women protest gender based violence in the Kenyan public transport.

A co-author of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy “Street for Walking and Cycling: Designing for comfort, safety and accessibility in African cities” guidebook in partnership with UNHabitat. She has been involved in the development of the Cairo Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Gender plan and study on expanding access to cycling for women in Cairo.

She is also a co-founder of Mama Afrika Festival, an organization that highlights and celebrates women in the arts. Naomi holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology (Honors). As part of Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Naomi completed a civic leadership fellowship at Tulane University, USA.

She was named “BBC 100 Inspirational and Influential Women” in 2017 and featured in Forbes Women, BBC and Aljazeera. She is among the winners of the 2018 Ashoka Challenging Norms, Powering Economies Challenge.