Jane Weru

Executive Director Akiba Mashinani Trust (Kenya).

Jane Weru is a lawyer and holds a master’s degree in NGO Management from the LSE. Her early work focused on public interest litigation on behalf of poor communities threatened with forceful evictions and violent demolitions. She has been the Executive Director of Kituo Cha Sheria and of Pamoja Trust, and has served as Team Leader for the Kenya Railway Relocation Action Plan for the Ministry of Transport and the World Bank. Jane is the Executive Director and founder member of Akiba Mashinani Trust, a Board Member of the Slum/Shack Dwellers International (SDI), an Ashoka Fellow and a member of the National Task Force for the preparation of the Community Land Bill and the Evictions and Resettlement Bill.

> Lecture at UN-Habitat UNI Lecture series: https://unhabitat.org/too-pressed-to-wait-jane-weru-executive-director-akiba-mashinani-trust/
> Profile in Ashoka: https://www.ashoka.org/en/fellow/jane-weru