Topics: Development Policy
Peace and Human Rights
Social Change
Regional focus: North America
Sub-Saharan Africa
Origin: Kenya
Fellowship: Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

Firoze Manji is a Kenyan-born expert on international development, health, human rights and political organizing. He is a member of the Daraja Press collective, a publishing house aiming to support the emancipatory struggles of the oppressed and exploited. Firoze Manji is also the founder and former editor-in-chief of the pan-African social justice platform Pambazuka News and Pambazuka Press as well as the founder of the Fahamu Networks for Social Justice.

Focusing on the topic of the pan-African social development, Firoze Manji served as Africa Programme Director for Amnesty International and Regional Representative for Health Sciences in Eastern and Southern Africa for the Canadian International Development Research Centre. Furthermore, he held positions at the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, the British Aga Khan Foundation, the Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. Since 2018, he serves on the board of Greenpeace Africa.

Firoze Manji published widely on health, social policy, human rights and political sciences. He authored and edited a wide range of books on social justice in Africa, including on women’s rights, trade justice, China’s role in Africa and on the recent uprisings in Africa.

From 2001-2016, Firoze Manji was a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College at the University of Oxford. He received his PhD and Master's degree from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of London and holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Last updated: 2018