Stimulating Change, Impacting Systems!
Unlearn Innovation Hub is a social impact consulting firm based in Nairobi, Kenya. We are invested in cross-sectoral approaches to develop and deploy effective and innovative solutions for addressing systemic social issues.
In early 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world as we knew it, we started having video calls to check in on each other as a group of friends. These calls were a wellness check in a way that also entailed an exchange of ideas from our different experiences.
It was on one such call that the idea for Unlearn Innovation Hub was hatched. We realized all five of us had a unique perspective to the different ways we could serve, give back and work with communities that could benefit from our expertise across different fields and sectors.
Just like that, Winnie, Veronica, Winnie,Allan and Alfred became Unlearn Innovation Hub. A social enterprise based out of Nairobi Kenya.
Meet The Team
Co-Founder & Co- CEO
Winnie Nyabenge, MPH, is a public health and organization development professional with over a decade of experience in social impact space. She has extensive experience in health, gender, education and livelihood project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation, and advocacy. She has worked with rural, urban and refugee communities and supported local organizations in Africa in organization development including program design and management. She is PRINCE 2(Foundation and Practitioner) certified, a YALI, Common Purpose, and Acumen Fellow.
She is passionate about empowerment of girls and young women and brings to Unlearn over a decade of experience in not for profit and social impact space in Africa.
Co-Founder, People & Culture
Winnie is an environmental and occupational health practitioner whose interests and expertise span multi-disciplinary research, feminism, and digital advocacy. Winnie’s work with the Mozilla Foundation and Rights Con as co-creator, co-designer and co-chair of the conferences has provided her opportunity and experience in digital and internet health advocacy. For this reason, she has taken keen interest in human centred design as guided by the Acumen Academy. She ensures that her engagements do not miss out on a gendered lens. She holds a BSc in Environmental Health and a MSc in Occupational Health and Safety.
At Unlearn, she takes the lead in identifying, mapping and assessing various program impact areas whose ultimate goal would be to drive significant change in the communities we work with. Using her 9 years’ experience in environmental and occupational health in mining and education sectors provides Unlearn with a unique perspective on a sub-discipline of public health that employs skills in carrying out activities such as environmental and social impact assessments for projects. She also supports the Unlearn multi-sectoral approach in its programs through her mult-discplinary experience in the fields of public health , gender, and technology.
Co-Founder & Communications Director
As an Omnichannel Brand strategist, I bring an outside perspective to the team, having spent 10 years in corporate Kenya.
My experience is in Brand strategy, spanning: Advertising, Experiential marketing and communication strategies.
As a co-founder and Director, I provide a unique perspective at Unlearn that is informed by a decade of working in the Kenyan media industry at Radio Africa Group and in the FMCG industry at Coca-Cola Beverages Africa.
I specialize in creating campaigns, telling brand stories and communication that resonates with target audiences.
At Unlearn, I work with the team and our partners to ensure our objectives and projects are curated, structured and implemented in tandem with and resonate with the communities we’re working with.
Let’s explore more on how to create impact via Unlearn, find me at: AMolla@theunlearn.org
Co-Founder & Partnerships Director
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
MA Monitoring & Evaluation , Bsc Public Health, is a public health monitoring, evaluation, and learning specialist with a sound track-record in advancing Menstrual Health for women and girls through academic research and on-the-ground programming, including male engagement. Alfred was the country programming lead and male engagement advisor for the groundbreaking MHM in the Workplace action research in Kenya, implemented by Iris Group as part of the USAID-funded WASHPaLS project. Alfred was also a founding member of Menstrual Hygiene Day at WASH United where he also led their WASH and MHM work with sports for development organizations in East, Central and Southern Africa. Alfred has also previously worked with Ruby Cup, ZanaAfrica, Ministry of Health, Population Council, Akili Dada and the Kenya Medical Research Institute among others on varied public health and gender interventions and Impact evaluations.