Dr. Karambu, 2022 DIAR 4th Edition Diversity and Inclusion Peace and Cohesion Champion, holds esteemed awards like the 2019 Global Impact Award and 2019 Mark Wilhelm Award. As founder of Tiriji Foundation, International Peace Initiatives, Amani Children’s Homes, and co-founder of the Practical Permaculture Institute, she's a recognized leader. Serving as Eastern Africa's Gender Equity and Reconciliation coordinator, she's an International facilitator with Satyana Institute. Her impactful work spans community engagement, grassroots programs, conflict reconciliation, and health campaigns. Notably, "Amani Homes" provides refuge for orphans in Kenya, and her vocational school empowers graduates to start businesses, with an 80% success rate.
Kenzi, co-founder of the Amwe Movement, passionately advocates for women’s global health through cross-cultural outdoor movement. A connoisseur of belly laughs, poetry, avocados, and mountain biking, she finds joy in the simple pleasures. Currently enrolled in a graduate program for therapy, Kenzi doubles as an outdoor guide, leading young women, teens, and individuals with diagnoses through the scenic Central Coast hills. Her curiosity centers on utilizing outdoor movement as a catalyst for building equity, solidarity, and peace among diverse human communities.
Shauna Mistretta, driven by a fervent desire to make a positive impact, has engaged in diverse endeavors globally. From facilitating market access for women's craft groups in Africa to providing trauma healing and leadership development for orphan genocide survivors in Rwanda, and working in children’s homes and schools across Kenya and Tanzania, she embodies a commitment to meaningful change. As the Founder of Beads of Esiteti, a social business benefitting over 275 Maasai women in Kenya, Shauna fosters economic, health, and educational opportunities for this tribal community. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with various non-profits, notably serving as Director for the California Global Youth Peace Summit and Director of the Kenya Global Youth Peace Summit at the Amala Foundation. Shauna's dedication to creating environments for connection, healing, and self-discovery is further manifested through her role as the co-founder of The Institute for Emerging Visionaries.