This month, DICOTA has
the honor of featuring Rakesh Rajani, Director, Democratic
Participation and Governance at the Ford Foundation, on its Virtual
Seminar Series. During this session, he will share the key lessons he
has learned that are essential for people to organize for social
change. As Diaspora members looking to make positive changes that propel
the worlds we live in forward, this is a session not to be missed.
Register now to participate!
Rajani is Director, Democratic Participation and Governance at the Ford
Foundation in New York. Until December 2014 he was the Head of Twaweza,
an East African organization that promotes citizen agency, open
government and basic education. He is also a founding member and past
co-chair of the Open Government Partnership, which involves 65 countries
covering two billion people. From 2001 to 2007 Rakesh served as the
founding Executive Director of HakiElimu, Tanzania’s leading citizen
engagement and education advocacy organization. Rakesh serves on several
national and international boards, and was a fellow of Harvard
University from 1998 to 2013. He has written and edited over 400 papers
and popular publications in English and Swahili. Rakesh graduated summa
cum laude from Brandeis and Harvard Universities.