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Raphael Ofware

Monitoring, Evaluation, Knowledge and Information Officer, Africa

Raphael joined Equality Now in November 2021 as a Monitoring, Evaluation, Knowledge and Information Officer in Africa, based in Nairobi. Raphael’s work involves supporting the development and implementation of effective MEKI systems and processes for Africa’s portfolio. His work covers the range of M&E, knowledge, and information processes with a particular emphasis on meeting the monitoring and evaluation needs of restricted grants and institutional donors.

Previously, Raphael worked for AWE, USAID Mission Support for Journey to Self-Reliance Pivot, Catholic Relief Services, Marie Stopes Kenya, and Bridge International Academies. He has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi and a Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Kenya Institute of Management and is currently studying for an MSc in Public Health with the University of South Wales, UK.

Raphael is inspired by the Dutch activist Jens van Tricht’s book ‘Why Feminism is Good for Men’. In it, he argues that feminism is not just about improving the position and status of women but also about freeing men (and women) from the restrictive codes that hold them back. For men, feminism can provide the inspiration for shifting towards more cooperative and equal relationships and friendships, greater sharing of care and work responsibilities, and working to reduce organized and individual violence.

He is available for interviews in English and Kiswahili.