Driven by two young and women led entities based on the African Continent

Andani.Africa is an insights company that has emerged out of a need to address the knowledge gaps that can inform better, more informed practice in the creative and cultural industries, particularly through digital research approaches. African Digital Heritage encourages a more critical, holistic and knowledge based approach to the design and implementation of digital solutions within African cultural heritage.

Meet the Team

What started off as a collaborative passion project  has now grown to a team of 5 dedicated women passionate about Africa and the restitution of material culture and human ancestors.

Chao Maina
Chao Maina Co-Founder
Chao is a Digital Heritage specialist and founder at African Digital Heritage. She is also the co-founder of Open Restitution Africa.
Molemo Moiloa
Molemo Moiloa Co-Founder
Molemo is the Lead Researcher at Andani Africa with involvement in various projects engaging with musem practice within Andani Africa. She is also the co-founder of Open Restitution Africa
Camille Shaiyen
Camille Shaiyen Communications Consultant
Camille is a communications specialist and the Communications Consultant at Open Restitution Africa
Phumzile Twala
Phumzile Twala Research Coordinator
Phumzile is a research assistant and the Research Coordinator at Andani and Open Restitution Africa
Joanna Wairimu
Joanna Wairimu Operations Associate
Joanna is an organisation enthusiast and mentor, and the Operations Associate at Open Restitution Africa.
Syokau Mutonga
Syokau Mutonga Research Associate
Syokau is an anthropologist and a Research Associate at Open Restitution Africa
Karen Ijumba
Karen Ijumba Senior Researcher
Karen is a research and culture enthusiast, and is the Senior Researcher at Open Restituttion Africa

ORA is a collaborative project between

Andani Africa & African Digital Heritage

Andani Africa was formed in 2016 out of a need to address the knowledge gap that exists in the understanding of the creative and cultural industries in Africa. Andani Africa’s purpose is premised on the belief that in order to grow CCI in Africa, sophisticated ways of data collection and analysis need to be developed.

Andani Africa is currently undertaking a number of projects that seek to engage practical strategies for African museums based on data-reliant insights. Our experience cuts across state and private museums, various countries in Southern Africa, and international art institutes.

African Digital Heritage is a non-profit organisation founded in Kenya in 2017 to encourage a more critical, holistic and knowledge-based approach to the design and implementation of digital solutions within African cultural heritage.

Working at the intersection of culture and technology it seeks to explore issues around digitisation, digital engagement, digital research and digital participation within African heritage. ADH has significant experience having worked with a variety of museums, archives and international organisations to deliver sustainable approaches to digital heritage and culture.

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