Don’t sit on your idea, let it bloom

Joel Okwemba, 27, is the founder of Centre for International and Security Affairs, CISA. PHOTO| COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • Joel, together with several classmates, founded a research think-tank and consulting outfit: Centre for International and Security Affairs, CISA.
  • Initially, their target audience was fellow university students, but in 2015, Joel saw the need to extend the program to secondary schools.
  • “We realised the need to create a strong foundation for secondary students, to offer them a world view on various issues and enhance their understanding of the same issues."

Joel Okwemba’s life-changing opportunity came along when he enrolled at the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies at the University of Nairobi.

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