Our Team

Mana Omar

Exec Director/Founder

Mana Omar is a climate scientist by profession, a climate justice/gender advocate for the indigenous pastoralist
communities of Kenya, and the Founder and CEO of Springs of the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (SASAL). Mana is also a youth
leader with the UN Women Feminist Action for Climate Justice Action Coalition, lead of Fridays for Future Kajiado
and Refugees for Future Kenya. She is a member of Fridays For Future MAPA (Most Affected Peoples and Areas).

Mana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology and is currently finishing up a master’s degree in Environmental Governance. She is also a certified impact analyst with experience in writing research pieces on the social & Environmental impact of companies. Mana works closely
with women who she sees are disproportionately affected by the climate crisis by educating them, empowering them
and capacitating them to lead more resilient lives.

Anis Ibrahim

Asstistant Director

MSc Environmental governance, over 7 years of experience in project management, monitoring, and evaluation. Researcher and consultant for humanitarian organizations including UN agencies in Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia.

Francis Waweru

Communications and IT

A scientist and IT expert by profession, Francis has over 5 years of experience in the development of technical systems. He is well versed in different programming languages and has worked in establishing communications and IT systems for several organizations.

Kamare Abdi

Project Coordinator; Health and social work

Kamare is a social worker by profession and has over 5 years of experience working with communities especially women in issues to do with maternal health, antenatal care, and psychosocial trauma support.

James Okumu

Projects and programs director

A Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Expert with a cumulative hands-on working experience of more than 15 years. The experience involves working in Conservation and Natural resource management, East Africa Public Health Systems, HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, reproductive health, TB, Malaria, Community programs, Conservation, Governance, Climate change, and Energy. James also has vast experience implementing and supporting sub-partners and GoK facilities on Mobile and other EMRs including DHIS2.

Habiba Dida

Head Water, Gender and advocacy programs

Habiba is specializing in (transboundary) water governance and climate change with 5 years of diverse work experience in advocacy, policy analysis, and program operations in various sectors such as youth and women, peace and conflict, climate resilience, and capacity building. She has skillful qualities and an eye for donor relations and external partnerships. She is currently the president/ founder of the World youth parliament Kenyan chapter. A youth-led organization advocating for the right to safe, acceptable, accessible, affordable clean, and available water.